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DraegonMage

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I want to back up my entire system to an external harddrive and then reinstall windows on the internal one.
My question is can I use a program to put programs back on to the internal drive from the external harddrive. I heard ghost copies everything even registry is this true?
Thanks for any help.
 
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DraegonMage said:
My question is can I use a program to put programs back on to the internal drive from the external harddrive.
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DraegonMage said:
I heard ghost copies everything even registry is this true?
Thanks for any help.
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so with ghost could i put programs that I have backed up on to the internal drive after I reinstall windows?
Can I do that so i don't have to reinstall files and programs?
 

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is there anyway at all to put programs back without having to reinstall?
What I want to do is put windows XP home on my computer and replace my windows XP pro. is there anyway to do that without wipeing out all my data?
 
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For the future, a thing that may help since you want to reinstall, I like to make an image once just the OS is the way I want, all the drivers installed, all the little tweaks are done etc. But before any major apps are installed. This way if (or when) the OS crashes and they all can, it is pretty easy to restore the OS portion.

Then after the major apps that I would always have are installed and configured I make another image. This way I have two pretty clean images to use.

I also like to keep at least the data on a separate partition so any restores won't write over it.
 
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DraegonMage said:
would pc transfer software accomplish what i want?
You can clone or image your hard drive to whatever media you want.
You're not going to be able to pull out individual programs out, though.

It's the entire image, or nothing.
 

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ok thanks. I thought that a pc transefer program can transfer programs fully functionally. that is what Stompsoft's pc transfer claims.
 
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Yes, programs like True Image can image the entire drive or partition. If the programs are installed, they will be part of the image.

But from your first post it seemed like you wanted to copy everything to an external drive, just install the OS, and then selectively put back just the programs from the image. That is the part I don't think would work that way.
 
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