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Going to be reformatting SigRig today with a Clean Install of Windows 7 Home Premium.

What I was wondering was when I get everything finally installed(Basic programs, codec, drivers, system settings, ect.) I want to do a complete backup possibly with a back up Partition or maybe just use an External device or some form of media.

Anything better then the regular windows backup that would help? Also is there anything that I may have missed(I'm a bit distracted right now because I'm watching Full Metal Jacket! xD) or anything that would be recommended?
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True Image is a very good one but it costs. I cant think of any free alternatives because I have been using True Image for Yonks!...
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True Image is a very good one but it costs. I cant think of any free alternatives because I have been using True Image for Yonks!...
sweet deal, I'll check it out
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If you have a Western Digital drive, then you can DL the free version of Acronis and use that to make a backup .tib - the WD drive doesn't have to be the one you're backing up to or from, the program just needs to see there's one in the system to function.

With my SSD / mobo RAID setup, I have to connect my WD portable drive to run the program.
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Well my computer has a WD drive but it's an internal 2.5 being used as an External via USB 3.0 Connector cable...
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post #6 of 9
I did a clean wipe last night, love using a newly installed windows.

But ffs, back up your browser's bookmarks. Typically I would remember I left them out halfway through the format...
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Well my computer has a WD drive but it's an internal 2.5 being used as an External via USB 3.0 Connector cable...
That should still work - mine does when going through a USB2.0 interface.
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post #8 of 9
Acronis True Image is the way to go for backup images.
I've been using it for years, it's great and will save your bacon time and time again.
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post #9 of 9
I use Macrium Reflect free edition to take regular OS drive images of my sig rig. It's fast and simple, and was no trouble to restore from when I needed to. The main advantage of course being that it is free.

That combined with FreeFileSync for data backup to various local and network drives has my sig rig covered.
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