Back up Wizard

  alfredgerald 16:07 22 Sep 2010

I want to create a back up disc so that I can boot my PC if it fails. Have followed instructions in PC Advisor (Nov issue) but I do not have Back up option in System Tools. Is there any way I can get this wizard onto my PC? I do not have an installation disc.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:13 22 Sep 2010

Best way is to make an image of your disk using something like Acronis.

If you have a segate or maxtor drive hey do free drive tools on their wb site that are a cut down version of acronis

Free tools for backup or imaging click here

  sunnystaines 16:15 22 Sep 2010

if you have windows 7 the built in system image restore is good.

  alfredgerald 16:17 22 Sep 2010

Running XP. Dont want to spend money if I can help it !!!!!!

  MAJ 16:26 22 Sep 2010

Try 'EASEUS Todo Backup', I have it installed but haven't had the opportunity to try it yet as I use Acronis, it's free. click here

  robin_x 22:28 22 Sep 2010

EASEUS is fine. It does not prompt to make boot cd/dvd. Select Tool/Create Bootable Disc.

When making a backup image select option manually to see compression options.

I use the middle one 'High'

I also use W7 Images but they it has been known to fail. Can only make one at a time.
(unless you change permissions and rename x:\WindowsImageBackup. Which is a faff)

The Golden Rule is data does not exist unless it is in 3 places. ie your pc, image1, image2.

Ext HDD is a must these days.

  alfredgerald 13:13 23 Sep 2010

Thanks all

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