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#1 tekchallenged

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:30 AM

I want to back up my registry. When I use the wizard in XP backup, it only offers floppy disk, a removable drive (my printer -??) and A:\ Can I get it to recognize the cd drive and, if so, how? Thanks.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:30 AM

There may be a work around but according to Microsoft you cannot use the Microsoft Backup program to backup to CD\DVD. MS Backup only sees CD\DVD devices as read only.


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Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:56 AM

There may be a work around but according to Microsoft you cannot use the Microsoft Backup program to backup to CD\DVD. MS Backup only sees CD\DVD devices as read only.


Oh, thanks Acklan, I'd be happy to do it on my new backup drive, but it doesn't list that, either. Do you know how big it is - if it's just small, I can probably ferret out a floppy. Or is it possible just to copy-paste the relevant files and if so, where do I find out what and where they are? Thanks for your help.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:32 AM

I pretty much keep all my data under MY Documents so I just back it up once a week. I also make sure that I make a backup of my Registry once a week and create a restore point every night using Spybot and SpywareGuard when they scan for malware.
If I have to chose a restore point I do not generally have to go very far back. Remember if you use a restore point you loose everything from the date of the restore point to the time you use the restore point. If your restore point is a week old you loose a week of work.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:50 AM

I don't know what a restore point is. My documents are backed up, but there isn't any work on this computer, so I don't care if I lose it. Really the only thing I want to preserve is settings and bookmarks and that sort of thing so I don't have to do it all again and I want to avoid aggravation by knowing what to do if or when it bites the dust.

I can't back up the registry once a week, because I can't back it up at all..... :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:23 AM

Windows XP System Restore Is Easy to Use
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:32 AM

If you want to save the Windows Back Up onto your new External HD;
When you have the Windows Back Up Wizard open and it asks you to Choose a Place to Save Your Back Up, Browse to find the new drive.. probably Drive E. (Be sure your external drive is plugged in and powered on)
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:45 AM

When you have the Windows Back Up Wizard open and it asks you to Choose a Place to Save Your Back Up, Browse to find the new drive.. ...


I was trying browse before and it only browsed on the floppy, or prompted me to insert a disk. I just tried it again, and if I go to the A:\ option, I can get back to the Explorer options and find the external drive. I set that restore point anyway, hopefully a restore will get me back if everything gets messed up. If I stop posting, you'll know it's because my computer is cactus....

Thanks everyone. :thumbsup:

(hey, TMack, check out your posts number - surely that means something in computer-speak?)
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