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New Vista install, how do I backup my old files?

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December 30, 2008 7:07:07 PM

My motherboard went bad and since I'm getting a new one I figured I would install Vista this time around. The guys at the computer store wanted $50 to backup my old files but I figured I could either do it myself or not do it at all and save the money. So is there a way to do this myself?
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December 30, 2008 9:08:54 PM

Get a second hard drive for Vista and use the old drive for storage.

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December 31, 2008 12:28:12 AM

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Get a second hard drive for Vista and use the old drive for storage.


This is the safest way to go.

Anyway, on what would you do your backup? (CD, DVD, USB KEY, ...) If you have gigs of data, could be complicated and take a while.

You can also use the built-in "Accessories - System Tools - Windows Easy Transfer" to move on your new HD all your documents
on the old HD.

Questions:
* Are you getting the exact same Mobo? If yes, your current HD would still work fine (but may require a reactivation).
* Is it XP what you had?
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