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Okay. I have been told many times over to install programs onto a seperate partition for backup/ when i reformat. Now, if I do that, and then reformat, won't the programs NOT start because of no registry? I know I could back up registry too, but what if There was a Virus that corrupted my registry? Hmm. Is this worth it? If not, For backing up small little things, I use my 1GB flash drive and my 30GB ipod.
post #2 of 8
You are correct. Installing new Programs on a seperate partition after Windows is wiped will cause corruption technically and it wont work. However storage of Non installed components will work fine.

Its worth it for files and Music
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That is what an ipod is for. Forget it.
post #4 of 8
I agree ^^

The only worthwhile backup is a COMPLETE image of your OS drive (and any OTHER drives you may have) on a COMPLETELY seperate HDD.. thats why I have nigh-on 1TB of space, about 300GB of that is STRICTLY for backing up the other 600+GB of HDD space. If you dont protect your data, who will? Not windows, that's for sure.

For complete images (backup) I recommend Acronis TrueImage 9.xx - its amazing (although can NOT backup to DVDs directly as norton ghost can) you can choose to split the backup image into pieces the size(s) of a DVD and THEN burn those images (as data, not as an actual image) to DVDs.
    
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Yea i use Norton Ghost its freakin awsome...nothing like screwing something up and then remembering you made an image of ur HD not like a couple days ago lol
 
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Yes Norton Ghost i would also recoomend found here:http://www.symantecstore.com/v2.0-im...e_ghost_uk.htm
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How long on average does it take to make a HDD backup? Say 100GBs of backup to 200GBs
post #8 of 8
well I use high compression with my norton ghost and it takes 30mins to do 20gb...its not really fast. It took me 1hr to backup 65gb for a friend and that was with a SATA 150 HD...so idk really
 
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