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I have fairly simple back-up questions

by Lienutus / July 15, 2011 7:05 AM PDT

I want to restore my laptop to its condition when it was new. It was faster ans smoother back then. I figured that if i can use my backup disks its prompted me to create when i first turned it on, I can make it like new. But I have many things that on this 250gb laptop that I do and don't know of that I want, and I have a 1 TB external hard drive. how can I COMPLETELY back up all my files, programs, and junk onto my external hard drive so I can safely just restore my computer and pop in the disks? AND will restoring it like this help my games and programs run better like they used to?

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"programs" all good till that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2011 7:12 AM PDT

Today's apps are not made to allow such backups. Let's say no to programs.

Files= YES.

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Files within programs?
by Lienutus / July 15, 2011 7:18 AM PDT

Ok so programs might be out but what about saved firefox e-mails and passwords and settings and stuff like that? Would I be able to save that? Also, I hear restoring my computer might not help its speed. Is this true?

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apps
by Lienutus / July 15, 2011 7:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Files within programs?

And what apps would do it all very well?

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Good question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2011 8:26 AM PDT
In reply to: apps

If there is a fault or shortcoming in Windows it's this. No one has come close to Apple's install the os and save my files feature.

You can read about that at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1710

Microsoft has not gotten the message on this.
Bob

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