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Anonymous
May 6, 2005 3:42:01 PM

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I am trying to find out how i can make a back up copy of my windows
instalation. I know i have the recovery partition because i have the Sony
Vaio and they dont issue disks from Sony. If any one can help me post it on
here and email me if possible Thank You. Deserae
May 6, 2005 5:18:03 PM

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No emails - you'll get blasted with SPAM.
The System Restore makes backup files only of your system files when
you shutdown or manually create one.
Backing up your WindowsXP and other files can be done with a 3rd party
app such as Symantecs Ghost, but that is not free. Base is to copy and paste
all your personal files such as documents, photos, etc. to a CD.
WindowsXP Pro has a backup feature. It is also available for XP Home Ed.
The Backup utility is not included in the default installation of Windows XP
Home Edition. The Backup icon is not present on the Start menu in Windows XP
Home Edition, nor is Backup listed in Add Remove Programs for Windows XP Home
edition.

To manually install Backup:

Double-click the Ntbackup.msi file in the following location on the Windows
XP Home Edition CD-ROM to start a wizard that installs Backup: CD-ROM Drive
:\VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP. When the wizard is complete, click Finish.

System Backup for Windows XP
Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices

Tip: Save the backup to your CD Burning folder. Then select the CD-R
device and "burn" the file to CD. If you want to
restore the backup, copy it from the CD to your disk and then
restore it. If for some reason the restore utility
doesn't like the file, change the read-only attribute that it
picked up from being on the CD.

For more information: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_backup.htm


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"Deserae" wrote:

> I am trying to find out how i can make a back up copy of my windows
> instalation. I know i have the recovery partition because i have the Sony
> Vaio and they dont issue disks from Sony. If any one can help me post it on
> here and email me if possible Thank You. Deserae
Anonymous
May 6, 2005 5:49:11 PM

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"Deserae" <Deserae@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B75995BB-AE2B-48B6-A9B6-0A3441A28881@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to find out how i can make a back up copy of my windows
> instalation. I know i have the recovery partition because i have the Sony
> Vaio and they dont issue disks from Sony. If any one can help me post it
> on
> here and email me if possible Thank You. Deserae

Most of the newer Viao computers have a Viao Recovery Wizard that you can
use to make a set of recovery disks. You'll have to look in your manual or
talk to Sony tech support to find out how to use it.

Kerry
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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 12:18:54 AM

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Deserae, you can do it with Programs such as Symantec's Ghost or Acronis
True Image. Since XP takes up alot of hard
drive space, you will need about 5G free. Otherwise, you can use the
built-in Backup Utility. But since you are using XP
Home then you will need the XP CD to access and install it.


"Deserae" <Deserae@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B75995BB-AE2B-48B6-A9B6-0A3441A28881@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to find out how i can make a back up copy of my windows
> instalation. I know i have the recovery partition because i have the Sony
> Vaio and they dont issue disks from Sony. If any one can help me post it
> on
> here and email me if possible Thank You. Deserae
Anonymous
May 7, 2005 9:34:27 PM

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See my reply on the 'Long boot up' thread

U need a copy of Norton Ghost 7. Make another partition of about 10
gig, boot off the cd and make an image file of the C: drive onto that
partition. If the image file is bigger than 2 gigs when its making it,
itll say 'insert next media' , just ignore it and press return.


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