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Best Quick Backup Tool?

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  1. pcdog

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    I have an Asus EeePC with Windows 7 Starter. I would like to get rid of wipe the HD and install Linux since I don't have much use for the netbook other than a secondary computer.

    What is the best quick backup tool Windows 7 Starter? I want to transfer all the files from this to my main Toshiba laptop.
     
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    To which files do you refer please, Your personal data eg documents, pictures, music etc.
    OR are you talking about the whole - in other words the complete system image, as that may not be possible - by that I mean it may not run on the Toshiba
     
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    I just need personal files. Text documents, pictures, movies, etc. I definitely don't need to do a system image.

    I have used the Windows backup system in the past and the WD SmartWare application. I feel like both are not good though as sometimes it doesn't seem to pickup the last backup you made of the computer!
     
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    Always seems clunky and sluggish to me! :)
     
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    Well you can always use the other suggestion. TODO

    I suppose to some extent it depends on the system.

    I have a triple boot with 8, 7 and XP.
    Two 500GB drives
    8 on one
    7 and xp on another
    both partitioned for
    OS Personal data programs and recovery
    as well as recovery on two externals

    I can back the whole lot up using Windows backups in just over 30 minutes
     
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    what i'd of done is boot the pc with a linux live disc then connect it up to the network and transfer the files i wanted to the laptop . :)
     
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    Not a bad idea but my speeds are too slow to handle transferring all the files from this netbook.
     
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    hmm well download ubuntu and burn a copy run it live and use a portable hdd or flash drive/thumb drive to transfer the files
     
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    What is the total quantity you wish to backup
    I really most honestly cannot see the problem with either of my suggestions
    TODO is simple to use - if you do not like 7 backup

    OR as I said
    Good luck with it.
     
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    I might install Lubuntu on it due to the lower resource requirements. I already have an western digital external HD.
     
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    well which one you choose will work its just to browse and retrieve your files :)
     
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