If you want to back up all aspects of Windows Mail, including
account settings, rules, etc. use this free third party utility:
Backing up all of Vista is not within the purview of this newsgroup.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"Carol & Ray Reilly" <reillt2@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:eCGxyRrFKHA.4432@xxxxxx
>I backup up data to a remote Western Digital drive using the Vista Backup
> Everything seems fine. I selected to backup all files on the "Back Up
> Files" menu except TV Shows, Compressed Files and Additional Files. My
> question is, If this hard drive dies and no longer lets me access it (which
> is what happened to my last XP computer) can I save registry and all other
> files that will let me restore to another hard drive with the least amount
> of hassle? Also is there anyway I can save profiles and passwords and the
> like. Ideally, I'd like to backup my entire hard drive and be able
> reinstall it to a new hard drive if this one dies. When my XP hard drive
> died I had my documents saved but had a real problem with this other
> information. Thanks in advance for you advice.