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Backing up my system

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  1. JerseyJDiva

    JerseyJDiva Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I occassionally do my windows updates. And everytime it wants me to update for a Windows Service Pack 2. I want to do this, but everytime they 'recommend' I backup my system. My questions are: what exactly should I backup and most importantly HOW do I backup? I am using a Dell Inspiron 1150. It came with a bunch of cds, I think a windows backup cd and some other drivers, etc. I have manually saved all my important documents, pictures, etc onto a jump drive for safe keeping. Are there other things I need to back up and again how do I go about doing this in order to install windows service pack 2
    Thanks, much help is needed!
    JerseyJ
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The best way to do this is to purchase an External USB hard disk and Acronis True Image. This will allow you to make a complete backup of your existing system that can be restored to exactly the point when it was backed up.
     
  3. Solei

    Solei

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    Hello, I completely agree with JohnWill.
    It's really best solution for making full backup.
    Especially Acronis True Image perfect suits for that.
    Tried by me. ;)
     
  4. DCM1519

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    Take advantage of the free trial offered by Acronis before buying True Image. Also read the Acronis forum to see if you encounter any of the numerous problems discussed there.
     
  5. clint7

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    Check out ERUNT at erunt.com which is free.
     
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