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Windows XP Backup Software

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#1 anonalchemist


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

Hello, I'm pretty technologically illeterate and I'm trying to find software that is able to backup my Windows XP computer in case my current hard drive fails. What I'm looking for is something I can put in a new hard drive that can install the OS, installed programs and other files (or is there no such thing?). Or is there something that can install my previously installed programs and other work files, provided that I have an OS installed (I think I still have my XP CD-Rom somewhere out back). Also, the backup files themselves can be stored where? Is a USB stick suitable, or even on another computer? Can someone point me into the right direction into what key words I'm looking for in backup software (I see all these different options about backup recovery, emergency recovery...etc and I don't know the functions/differences), or is there a built in function in XP that can achiveve this. Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

Edited by anonalchemist, 09 April 2012 - 10:01 AM.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:12 AM

Hello, take a look at Cobian Backup.
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#3 boilerman


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

I have used Paragon Backup for periodic OS partition backup for many years. This is the latest FREE version.

Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 Free http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/features.html

I also use Macrium Reflect and EASEUS backup software on occasion.

Edited by boilerman, 15 April 2012 - 06:18 AM.

#4 StillXPRro


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:42 PM

I use Seagate Disk Wizard, although I haven't a Seagate HD any longer. It's actually a free version of Acronis True Image. It will clone your entire drive, and it's free.

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