Hard Drive on Dell 5150c died. Replacement arrived from Dell today. I am seeking some help on best procedure for getting system up and running.I have a full backup on external HD through Acronis. Dell has sent me a new XP Pro(SP3)and Drivers CDs.Questions:1. Reinstall via Acronis backup or start afresh with new XP & Drivers.2. If, as I think, it may be better to start afresh, do I load XP and then the Drivers, ZA firewall, Spysweeper?3. I use Homehub (V 6.2.6e). When do I connect Hub and will XP auto install.4. With Homehub, I use WPA2. Will I have to get a new WPA key for Notebook to be recognised wirelessly.I do hope that one of our experts here will be able to guide me.Many thanksChillie
If, apart from the drive packing-up, everything else was fine when you made your Acronis back-up, I would go the Acronis route. Install your new drive and then Restore your Acronis back-up.
I agree with Technotiger - provided, as he says, that prior to your system failure, everything was fine. And provided your Acronis backup was a full drive image - not just a data backup.If you restore from your Acronis image, you should find that everything will work exactly as it did before the crash - no need to worry about WPA key or antyhing else.
for your advice.I shall attempt the Acronis route first - the backup is a full image.If there is a problem, then I have the alternative of a clean install.I shall leave this open and report later!!Once again, your responses are appreciated.Chillie
Decided to go for a clean install. All okay.Once again my thanks to Technotiger and Pineman100.Chillie
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.
OnePlus 5 review
Alice Saey's mesmerising animation for Dutch singer Mark Lotterman
iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review
Comment booster votre iPhone ?
© Copyright 2017 IDG UK. All Rights Reserved.