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Old 01-02-2007, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I have a couple problems here.

It's these two scenario's that I was thinking of.

#1: Your helping someone with a computer that has so many viruses, that you say.. it's no use... it'll be best to just reformat. They say, "But I have some really valuable stuff on here"

I guess I should say to take everything that you absolutely need. That you can't go and download again (e.g tax documents, etc..)

So what's the quickest and fast way to either back up a small amount or a large of amount of data without having to use a billion disks.

And for kicks.. let's say they don't have a dvd rom drive


#2: you want to reformat, you've backed everything up.. but they have no windows xp disk.

I lost it they say.

What then?
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They don't have a DVD reader?

either removable hdd, transfer it to another pc over LAN, or FTP it to a site if you have some web space.

Ask MS, I think they charge about $10 for one. If not than ebay - make sure you get the correct version i.e. XP home SP1.
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