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DVD-RW and Vista backup

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    pfl04 Guest

    DVD-RW and Vista backup

    Want to save Vista home premium backup to a dvd-rw. The program asks to
    format disk first that takes 30+ minutes. Is this correct? Do I need to do
    this everytime I want to start a new backup?


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  2. #2


    olfart Guest

    Re: DVD-RW and Vista backup


    "pfl04" <pfl04@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Want to save Vista home premium backup to a dvd-rw. The program asks to
    > format disk first that takes 30+ minutes. Is this correct? Do I need to do
    > this everytime I want to start a new backup?
    DVDRW have always been unreliable media. Data can "vanish" at any time. Yes
    they must be formatted first and can take up to 30 min.
    A much safer backup....if you want to use optical media...is to burn to DVD
    + or- R. Yes you will need a new disc every time, but they only cost a few
    cents each and your data will be safe. Better yet...use and external HD



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