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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Zell, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    What's best and easiest way to back up everything on my laptop? I don't need to copy the system software, just all the data and apps. I'm running on Windows 7. I want to back it up so that if I my computer were to crash I could easily restore everything just as it was before the crash -- folders, apps, and all.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. GAtkins

    GAtkins CLM #58 CLM

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    I use Norton Ghost.

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    I have a network hard drive with, I think, 1 terabyte of memory. I could easily put everything on it, but I just keep backup docs on it. They don't cost too much and are pretty easy to set up.
     
  4. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Win 7, Professional and better, has the ability to create a system image. It's on the Backup and Restore page. If you're running the Home or Basic version look at Clonezilla.
     
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  5. Don H

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    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    I use Acronis True Image Home and an external HDD.
     
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  8. Don H

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    I have used this as well and it works pretty good. I did however use the free edition (only catch is that you must have a western digital HDD attached into order for it to work), doesn't matter if it's an internal drive or external drive.

    http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119
     
  9. Obi Wan

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    I use Cobian Backup 10 for now and find it does the job. But then I'm using XP for now also. Not sure if I'll change when I install the new HDD with Win 7 or not.