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Backup using Vista

  • Thread starter Carol & Ray Reilly
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Carol & Ray Reilly

#1
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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Sam Hobbs

#2
Do you have a question about Windows Mail?


"Carol & Ray Reilly" <reillt2@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>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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Gary VanderMolen

#3
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.

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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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#4
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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PA Bear [MS MVP]

#5
Other, more-appropriate, Vista-specific newsgroups include:

news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.administration_accounts_passwords
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.games
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_assessment
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.performance_maintenance
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.print_fax_scan
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.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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samirah

#6
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
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> 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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Gary VanderMolen

#7
Can you translate that to standard English?

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"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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