how to use XP back up file

  iqs 17:29 27 Dec 2006

Hello .I apologise for posting another thread today,I'm making full use of my time off :)

I have have recently made a back up of my Pc using XP 's back up wizard.The file has been saved to my external hard drive.

The option I selected was Back Up Everything on the Computer,Advanced Mode.

Now some questions please.

Does this include all my installed programs and Win XP ?.

If yes do I install from the file on my hard drive when my Pc crashes.If yes then how.

If no do I use the installation discs for XP and the back up file for installing all programs.

I have looked at the various guides on the Microsoft Knowledge web site.There are very informative but.....

In the past I have only backed up my Documents,Phots and Music.I have not used this facility before today.

Any help,tips and advice is greatly appreciated.Thank you.Kind regards,IQS

  freaky 17:53 27 Dec 2006


  Technotiger 18:03 27 Dec 2006

Hi, 'Back up everything ... ' yes, I would think that does as it says. I use Acronis True Image and I know that this does back up absolutely Everything.

  iqs 18:32 27 Dec 2006

thank you for your help.Cheers IQS

  iqs 19:20 27 Dec 2006

b.u.m.p sorry : )

  Technotiger 19:21 27 Dec 2006

Happy New Year.

  iqs 19:42 27 Dec 2006

Hi Technotiger,I have just visited the Acronis web site.
Acronis ver10 seems to a very competent piece of software .
I download the PDF user guide and had a quick read.From the little experience I have with this kind of software, and from what I read ,it seems to be very user friendly and straight forward.Do you agree?.Cheers,IQS

  Technotiger 19:50 27 Dec 2006

Hi, agree absolutely, I use Acronis True Image 10 myself.

  iqs 20:14 27 Dec 2006

Thank you Technotiger for your help and comments.Regards,Mike

  bluto1 22:59 27 Dec 2006


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