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Old 06-09-2005, 06:05 PM   #1
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Does anybody know of any software that i can make a complete backup of windows and my documents on to DVD dISK becouse i would have to buy a backup cd of the manufacturer and they cost a fortune if my computer was to mess up or something.
PREFEBLY FREE BACKUP SOFTWARE WOULD BE NICE!
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Old 06-09-2005, 06:18 PM   #2
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Check your burning software. Most burning software has a back up program already...nero, sonic. also you may look into burning .iso images. Lots of free conversions for that too.http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/col...id,1352,00.asp
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Old 06-09-2005, 06:18 PM   #3
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just back up your data on to cd-r's or dvd-r's. stuff like pictures, movies, music...etc that you want to keep.
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Old 06-09-2005, 06:31 PM   #4
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how do you mean complete back up?

for backing up documents to a nice compressed format NTBackup should be more than enough, and is supplied with windows

start > Programs > Accessories > System tools > Backup...

it can backup all your documents and data to a file which you could then put on a CD... if your computer went wrong all you'd have to do is re-install windows and the use NT backup to recover all your data from the CD...

but I don't think that's exactly what you meant is it? is the problem something more like you on't have a windows cd, and don't have installation media for a lot of the programs you have, and it'll be far farto much hassle to reinstal everything???

in that case I sugest you look at

Norton Ghost
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Powerquest Drive image

I've no experiancewith drive image, but ghost works by exactly copying your hard disk bit by bit into a file, which you can then burn to a for safe keeping...

when everything goes wrong, (as it inevitably will) you can just pop the D in, pop in the boot diskette (unless you make the CD bootable, then you don't even need a boot diskette... and just restore...

you broken system will be restored to the exact point where you took the ghost image, with all programs and documents...
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Old 06-09-2005, 06:50 PM   #5
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See here for the ghost tutorial.
http://ghost.radified.com/
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Old 06-09-2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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No free lunch...
Ghost will make a complete backup, including OS...
Just be sure you do a restore to the same size hard drive...
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Old 06-09-2005, 07:38 PM   #7
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Ghost will do a clone to a different size hard drive larger or smaller. It will format and partition the drive to the proper size for the clone. I do it at least twice a week from a 150 gig drive to a 100 gig and a 60 gig and vice-versa. I am speaking of ghost 8.0, the dos version. I don't use the windows 9.0 version.
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Do you need "Bare metal Backup Solution"?
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