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Disk Image Backup Query


Legslip

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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?

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KRONOS the First

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

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onthelimit1

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

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Legslip

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

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onthelimit1

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

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Legslip

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

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KRONOS the First

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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.

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robinofloxley

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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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