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Back up my entire system

by Caliper / February 15, 2004 7:39 PM PST

I cant add to this but could this be accomplished with on xp Home with the use of the backup file as previously indicated and an external hard drive. Would an external hard drive be easier is really what im asking. I'm new to this so forgive my ignornace

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Re:Back up my entire system DRIVE IMAGE
by maddogthegreat / February 15, 2004 11:21 PM PST

Install a seperate hard drive, buy a copy of Drive Image and do a backup often.

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Re:Back up my entire system
by whitty1 / February 15, 2004 11:37 PM PST

I have both an internal (USB 2.0) hard drive and external ones that I "clone" my system on as a backups using Norton Ghost that is part of Norton System works 2003. I have found both drives work satisfactorily, but the internal one is faster to clone large amounts of data to. I have also went into the XP Device manager and turned off the second internal hard drive so it doesn't show up in windows explorer. My thinking here, is a virus or a hacker happens to get into my system, the second drive will be most likely uneffected as it is invisible and unusable being turned off. I hope this information helps.

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