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  1. mmitsch

    mmitsch Thread Starter

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    I have an external hard drive and want to use it for backing up my office PC, a laptop I have and 3 other home PC's. I am wondering if I can simply use Microsoft's backup software that comes with Windows XP? I have also seen an application called Handy Backup for downloading, Microsoft's OneCare and a host of others. And, I am not sure what VISTA offers (I don't have VISTA yet).

    Could someone give me tips for the best solution(s) you know of? Mainly I want to preserve data and photo files from several PC's.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Squashman

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    Sounds like a good time to use Cobain backup.
    http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm

    I wouldn't try using NTbackup in XP. Vista has a much better backup utility though. Microsoft is also coming out with Windows Home Server this year. It will be able to backup all your windows computers.
     
  3. new tech guy

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    Well if you get vista ultimate i know there is a backup utility that can do full imaging however, i use Acronis true image. It is easy to use, has vista support, and can back up your systems in minutes. I recommend that.
     
  4. mmitsch

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    Thanks so much for your quick response! I downloaded the recommended Cobian Backup 8 and will try this. Thanks again!
     
  5. mmitsch

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    Thanks for the response! I will watch the Vista products as you mentioned.
     
  6. mmitsch

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    I will try the Acronis true image product (missed that part). Looking at it now...
     
  7. Spider111

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    It is very reliable program and I'm quite sure that you'll like it :)
    Good Luck.
     
  8. new tech guy

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    Agreed (y). Good luck :) if you have any more questions please ask or if we have solved your problem please mark this thread solved by clicking thread tools>mark solved>then click perform action.
     
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