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How do I backup WIndows updates?

by VictoriaK20 / January 27, 2014 9:50 AM PST

I did something stupid a few weeks ago (no, I am not saying what...) and had to restore my Dell Inspiron laptop. The worst was having to download all of the Windows updates that I had installed since I bought the laptop a year ago. Is there any way to backup these Windows updates, in case (*shudder*) this happens again, I will have these ready on a disc or flash drive ready to reinstall?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2014 10:05 AM PST

The only known good way that doesn't cause folk to explode on minutia is to backup an image of the drive to restore from.
Bob

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thank you for presenting the non-exploding option :)
by VictoriaK20 / January 27, 2014 10:56 PM PST
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Now, where would I find the instructions on how to do this? Online? Or do I buy software that will create the image for me? I have a 2 or 3 TB external hard drive ('my passport") that has plenty of room on it.

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Re: image backup
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 27, 2014 11:28 PM PST
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Well, now there isn't an excuse...
by VictoriaK20 / January 28, 2014 1:34 AM PST
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Thank you! Happy

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I use Easeus Todo Backup Free
by wpgwpg / January 28, 2014 1:44 AM PST

It works very well for me and it's free.

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(NT) How could I forget it?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 28, 2014 6:16 AM PST
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Returned to the thread late for the most recent suggestions
by VictoriaK20 / January 28, 2014 8:45 AM PST
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