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  1. #1


    Carol & Ray Reilly Guest

    Backup using Vista

    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.


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  3. #2


    Sam Hobbs Guest

    Re: Backup using Vista

    Do you have a question about Windows 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.
    >

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  4. #3


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Backup using Vista

    If you want to back up all aspects of Windows Mail, including
    account settings, rules, etc. use this free third party utility:

    http://www.staticbackup.com/windows-mail-backup/
    http://www.staticbackup.com/products.htm#swmbf

    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.
    >

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    Re: Backup using Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Carol & Ray Reilly View Post
    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.
    If you want to back-up the whole system, you have to use an imaging/ghosting program. Here is a thread that explains the details: Ghosting approaches - summary because of popular demand How-To Geek Forums

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  6. #5


    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Backup using Vista

    Other, more-appropriate, Vista-specific newsgroups include:

    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...unts_passwords
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...ile_management
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...ws.vista.games
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof....vista.general
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...are_assessment
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...rdware_devices
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...allation_setup
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...pictures_video
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...orking_sharing
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...ce_maintenance
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...print_fax_scan
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...vista.security


    Carol & Ray Reilly wrote:

    > 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.

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  7. #6


    samirah Guest

    Re: Backup using Vista

    yes i do why do peole sead me gruon up email to help them i do not know
    them.
    "Sam Hobbs" <Gateremovethis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OEaJxXrFKHA.6020@xxxxxx

    > Do you have a question about Windows 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.
    >>
    >

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  8. #7


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Backup using Vista

    Can you translate that to standard English?

    --
    Gary VanderMolen


    "samirah" <e.samirah> wrote in message news:uonm4kPLKHA.3600@xxxxxx

    > yes i do why do peole sead me gruon up email to help them i do not know
    > them.
    > "Sam Hobbs" <Gateremovethis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OEaJxXrFKHA.6020@xxxxxx

    >> Do you have a question about Windows Mail?

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