Disk Image Backup Query

  Legslip 06 Dec 11
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I have finished reformatting my laptop and re-installed Win XP and all updates/Serv Packs, Antivirus and MS Office 2010. Is there any way I can burn a disk image to CD or DVD so that if all goes wrong at some future stage, I can restore to its current state?

  KRONOS the First 06 Dec 11

Do you not have an spare hard-drive you could store this on?

  onthelimit1 06 Dec 11

I'd use an external hard drive. Best options (In my view)are then Acronis (paid for) or the free Paragon here

  Legslip 06 Dec 11

I have a USB2 Xtl Drive. Do I download Paragon onto the PC then instruct it to copy to the Xtl drive?

  onthelimit1 06 Dec 11

Yes, it should be as simple as that. Worth reading the Paragon guide first.

  Legslip 06 Dec 11

Thanks people. I'll give it a run tonight!

  KRONOS the First 06 Dec 11

Or you can use Easus todo Here. I've just used it this morning to copy across my SSD to another larger one.Simple and free.

  robin_x 06 Dec 11

Current Easeus better than Paragon IMO. Maybe easier for first use.

A clean XP install should easily fit on one or two DVDs. Regular ongoing Images are better to ext HDD.

All Image programs allow you to make a boot CD/DVD as well to restore the Image on a non booting computer/new main HDD.

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