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.