Vista Backup Utility Doesnt Backup Software?


  1.    18 Jan 2009 #1
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    Vista Backup Utility Doesnt Backup Software?


    How come the built in Vista backup utility doesn't backup software? Does anyone know of a way to do this, or know of any software that will create an image of my harddrive? I seriously need to reformat my computer and I can't do it without this.

    Thanks.
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  2.    18 Jan 2009 #2
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    Re: Vista Backup Utility Doesnt Backup Software?


    Norton ghost or Acronis True Image... the latter is the easier of the two apps IMO.
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  3.    18 Jan 2009 #3
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    Re: Vista Backup Utility Doesnt Backup Software?


    Quote Originally Posted by egamer View Post
    How come the built in Vista backup utility doesn't backup software? Does anyone know of a way to do this, or know of any software that will create an image of my harddrive? I seriously need to reformat my computer and I can't do it without this.

    Thanks.

    Only Vista Ultimate or Business I believe will make a complete copy of your computer, Home Premium does not. You would have to use a third party app like AstaLaVista says. There is also Paragon Drive Backup as well.

    Paragon Drive Backup: system and data backup software, disk backup and restore
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