Is Microsoft’s xp backup any good?

  Widows Son 23:31 15 Nov 2005

Having just bought myself a 250gb USB2 hard drive I think its probably time I stopped hoping for the best and started to back up my pc. I’ve installed Ntbackup.msi from the xp cd and backed up my computer on to the external drive. I’ll not really know whether this is sufficient or not until the first time I need to restore. So my question is have I done enough or should I consider buying Ghost or something similar?

  woodchip 23:37 15 Nov 2005

To your thread title NO

  woodchip 23:38 15 Nov 2005

Buy Acronis True Image. And Create a Image of the Drive

  Skills 23:42 15 Nov 2005

The problem with windows backup is that it need you to reinstall windows before you can restore from the backup other programs such as the one woodchip has suggest do not require you to do this. They can make a complete image of your current hard drive to another or to disk and then should the worst happen restore it from that.

  Widows Son 00:27 16 Nov 2005

Better to find out now the easy way than the hard way later. Thanks

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