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Offline se224141

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backup solution for win7
« on: September 24, 2010, 08:37:47 AM »
My OS is Win7 and I want to back my laptop on an external hard disk. What is the best way to do it?
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Re: backup solution for win7
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010, 08:51:08 AM »
Win7 comes with a full backup system, just point the backup to where ever you want to store it.
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Re: backup solution for win7
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2010, 03:42:08 PM »
You need an External hard disk drive:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_hard_disk_drive

I have a UNYAKA external hard drive enclosure with an 80GB HD inside.

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Re: backup solution for win7
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010, 04:34:27 PM »
Your signature indicates Visa not Win7 ??? 

Thanx. I have several computer and I can't keep each one of them in the signature tag.
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Re: backup solution for win7
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 05:18:07 PM »
I use Nero's Backup version 10 -- works great -- the win 7 built in backup also allows to backup to an external drive! ;D
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Re: backup solution for win7
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 03:51:35 AM »
Macrium Reflect for partition backup.
Partition Wizard Home Edition for full partition image/copy.
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Re: backup solution for win7
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2010, 01:34:23 AM »
If you buy an external HD avoid any from Western Digital that mention Smartware it's total crap backup software. On top of that there is a virtual CD that you can not delete. The 2 cause a lot of problems check out their website http://community.wdc.com/ I got one and would have returned it if I hadn't lost the sales slip. I did get it working after wasting  a bunch of time.
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Re: backup solution for win7
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2010, 03:23:02 AM »
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Try a Seagate Go as your external backup drive. They come in several sizes, easily install and work like a charm.


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Re: backup solution for win7
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2010, 05:30:51 AM »
Check out redo backup: http://redobackup.org/ Great solution. You will need a portable hard disk.

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Re: backup solution for win7
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2010, 11:07:39 PM »
The problem with Windows 7 built in backup is you need to run it from Windows 7. So if your install is really messed up it may not work. I use Acronis True Image and it works very well. The download is a bootable ISO very handy. There is a free Western Digital version works on any WD HD. There are some other good free programs too.
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