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What is the best way to backup my system? in Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by tomherry2, Apr 1, 2008.

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  1. tomherry2

    tomherry2 Thread Starter

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    Each Windows Vista edition includes a ‘basic’ restore option. Located in: Start>> Control Panel>> Backup and Restore center. Vista allows users to automate the process quickly and easily. This feature includes such options as, how often you would like your system backed up. What day to run this process and what time of the day. Scheduling couldn’t be easier as the "Simple Backup Wizard" guides you through the scheduling process.

    If you are using either Business, Ultimate or Enterprise editions, you have a feature called "Complete PC Backup and Restore" available to you. This is a very comprehensive, image-based backup tool used in the event of:

    * System Disaster
    * PC Malfunction
    * File Loss
    * Corruption of Data

    The Complete PC Backup and Restore tool is capable of restoring the entire PC environment which includes all Windows and data files, installed programs and individual user settings. You can also take your system back to its original state and even restore the PC environment to a replacement PC if necessary.

    If you are not able to boot your computer to the hard drive, you can access ‘Complete PC Backup and Restore’ using your installation CD
     
  2. skinnywhiteboy

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    Personally I prefer 3rd party utilities like Acronis for complete data backup and full system recovery solutions.
     
  3. dman4862

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    i second that
     
  4. crjdriver

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    I use and recommend acronis true image for image backups. Another option is paragon hard disk mgr suite. Both work well however acronis does the image backup quicker AND the image takes less room.
     
  5. skinnywhiteboy

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    That's what I use.
     
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