The time of homebuilt machines appears to be fading since laptops are more common and you wouldn't want to let consumers deal with the issues of installing the OS as it comes from Microsoft.
Factor in that Microsoft has no apparent interest on making the install easier (just look at that driver disaster) and no software company could get this one right. Let's not speak that Vista would wipe out any effort you would put into creating such for XP.
-> So no. You'll have to create your own method to safeguard your files and more.
I do wonder how you backup. I read about partitions, but these are proving to be fragile during crashes. Where's the backup?
Hi there, first time poster and really couldn't find any thread here that explained this well enough for me so please excuse any duplication of threads.
My question is regarding the recovery console available on Compaq machines. Is there a similar program to the Compaq recovery console that allows for the home user to install and back up their systems in a nearly identical manner as to how to Compaq R.C. works?
I would like to install win XP home(yes, i know i should use pro) on a 15 GB partition and have the recovery partition live on another 15 GB partition, my documents folder and such are being redirected to a third partition on the same disc.
I have tried Norton Ghost and this isn't the same as what i need unless i am doing something wrong with the software(waste of cash if there is a different, more suitable way), I like the way i have seen the Compaq recovery console run from the boot screen by pressing F11 which would return the system back to my preferred settings without the need for external discs.
My Question now is, is there a way to do what i need my system to do with the aid of a one time run software and one time install of XP?
If my question is answered by a no, please could someone point me in the right direction as to what i need to do to make this work?
Thanks in advance for any replies to this issue that has been bothering me for some weeks now, thanks.