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- Backup Software
- Gary Brown
August 4, 2006, 1:58 pm
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My PC is acting up again. I would like to back up the disk before
doing surgery or it fails completely. What are some good back up
programs that will do a complete backup of the XP Pro OS so that
it can be reinstalled after with minimal fuss? I think this needs to
include the boot sector (true?) as well as XP's registry and so on. I
have a DVD burner (single layer) and an external disk available for
backup. XP's backup is adequate for most files but requires XP be
reinstalled - that I'd like to avoid.
Re: Backup Software
Acronis True Image 9 does a nice job. It will create an image of your drive
onto an external hard drive, CD's and DVD's. Restoration back to one's hard
drive is straight forward and at least to me has shown itself to be
reliable. It will also clone disks and can be scheduled on a daily basis to
append the full image created of the hard drive.