I'm backing up files before I re-format my hard drive and re-install XP. What is the reason for using the XP backup utility instead of just using Roxio CD writer to write data files to a CD? I'm now using fat32 file system. If I switch to NTFS after re-formatting will I still be able to read my Roxio - written CDs? I'm planning on using the File and Settings Transfer wizard for my settings. Philbert Wisconsin, USA
Anchor, Thank you for the link. It is a good overview of the XP Backup Utility. It sounds like the XP Backup utility is overkill for me. I don't have lots of data to back up. I don't need incremental backups because data doesn't change often and isn't of much value. (The kids tend to write their report, turn it in, and never look at the file again.) I don't have a tape drive. I am just copying the data files I need to a CD. I also don't see that the backup utility does any kind of compression to get more data on a disk. I have never read that there is a problem reading a disk made under fat32 after changing to NTSF. I'd still appreciate hearing that confirmed or corrected. Philbert
Backup is OK if you have a Big drive ether a tape driver or extra Hard Drive. But you cannot boot to reinstall it, and you cannot split the backup to fit CDR Nore will it write to a CDRW. To reinstall the Backup Windows as To be installed and Running. That's why it's better to use sometning on the lines of Acronis True Image that does all the above
I went ahead and just used Roxio to copy files. It looks to me like that will do what I need it to. I did the re-formatting and re-install. Now I have other threads to pursue! Thanks for the help. Philbert
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