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Back Up on Hard Drive & CD Disk

Last response: in Windows 7
September 28, 2010 7:44:11 PM

:bounce:  :bounce:  Hi The World:

Could anyone out there tell me how to back up my computer on to an unallocated space on my hard drive and on to a cd disk? Do I make the disk first; then install it on to the hard drive etc. Please tell me step by step. It would be most appreciated.


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a b $ Windows 7
September 28, 2010 7:51:56 PM

Is this a windows 7 machine?
a b $ Windows 7
September 28, 2010 9:42:29 PM

The unallocated space on a hard drive, generally refers to a portiton of the hard drive that needs to have a partition created and formatted before you can use it to store data.
If you mean free space available, that's entirely different.
To backup to your hard drive, you would need a second partition or hard drive. A second drive internal or external is better, in the event of systems failure your data would be safe.
Burning your data files to cd/dvd is more secure and the prefered option for important data.
Windows has builtin backup tools, read your help files for instructions.