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Old 10-14-2006, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Backing Up Hard Drive

Hey everyone I am planning to build my own computer and plan to keep my original hard drive from my older computer because I still have an extra 60GB in it that are free and I wanted to know if I should back that up to be on the safe side. Also, since the operating system on there is home edition and it was an E Machine computer I would imagine that the OS won't work on this new computer that I am building, correct? What type of program would be good to use or what kind of cds should I back it up to? Is there anything else that I am forgetting or any other tips or hints to offer? Thanks so much for the help.

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Old 10-14-2006, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No windows xp won't work with your new setup unless you plan on using the emachines motherboard. If you're using windows xp, then go to start/accesories/system tools/backup, it's great for backing up programs and important files.

If thats not enough, and you have a DVD burner handy, then just buy Norton Ghost

It's kind of costly, but it allows you to make a completely bootable DVD that can restore any setup to the Windows XP you save on it.
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