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by holyhal / July 15, 2005 12:51 AM PDT

My operating sysrem is 2000pro.
Would it be better to use a sofware backup such as Acronis or an external hard drive?
I am concened that if I use a software backup and the PC crashes the software would be wiped out as well.
Your asvice and thoughts would be appreciated.
hal

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well if you have your OS cd
by AKonny47 / July 15, 2005 1:36 AM PDT
In reply to: CLONING choices

then you re install it, install the backup program, insert your restore files/cds/dvds and click restore. thats the purpose of the program. i would use software.
IMO

konny

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Cloning
by jcrobso / July 15, 2005 1:57 AM PDT

The other way is to clone your HD then restore after you reinstall the OS, eather way works. The Most important thing is DO THE BACK UP. John

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