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Age Old backup question......thread

Discussion in 'Software' started by exeter_acres, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. exeter_acres

    exeter_acres Sergeant

    OK.... I am anal about backups...(more people should be!)
    and have used Norton Ghost for quite sometime with no problems....

    It takes a long time though (2+ hours)

    I have used M$ backup program and it takes about 1/2 the time...
    I back up everything on my main drive to a spare harddrive...

    I am in XP Home (yes, there is a backup, you just have to install it off the CD)

    Is there something I should know about M$ backup.... why do we need to pay for all these other programs (Yes, I paid for Norton system works) if M$ backup does the same for free?

    Any thoughts?
  2. snakefoot

    snakefoot Sergeant Major

    Norton Ghost is capable of restoring an image from a standard DOS prompt .

    MS Backup requires that Windows is installed first..

    If not needing a complete system backup, but just a backup of your personal files, then MS Backup or normal file copy will do fine.

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