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Vista backup and restore

panais

Power User
#1
1)I have Vista Ultimate 32bit and i use often the backup/restore computer to restore my computer.
Is there any way to do this without using the vista cd?
Like booting from partition or something?
2)Is my cpu is core 2 duo quad q6600 4cpus 64bit compatible?
3)Which os is better to install 32 0r 64bit?
Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built by me.
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4
    Memory
    KINGSTON HYPERX DDR2 4GB (2X2GB) PC6400 800MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT
    Graphics Card(s)
    SAPPHIRE RADEON HD4890 OC 1GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    2/4/5.1/7.1-channel Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung LE40A656F1 1080p 100Hz LCD HD TV 50,000:1
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 in Desktop,1920x1080p in gaming and video
    Hard Drives
    C:\WD VelociRaptor 150 GB,10,000 RPM
    D:\WESTERN DIGITAL WD15EADS 1.5TB CAVIAR GREEN SATA2 E:\WESTERN DIGITAL WD15EADS 1.5TB CAVIAR GREEN SATA2 No Raid.Copy Paste Is The Safest Way.
    PSU
    Seasonic 700W 80plus
    Case
    A-Case Twin Engine BB
    Cooling
    3 thermaltake smart case fan II + 1 arctic cooling fan
    Mouse
    Wirelles Logitech Laser Mouse MX620
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitech LX710
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 4000plus
    Other Info
    F:\Sony high speed sata Dvd Rewriter
    KINGSTON HYPER X FAN
    +Cordless Rumblepad 2

joel406

Senior Member
Vista Guru
#2
I would try Acronis true imagae 11. Your image can be stored on an external drive and a restore is done with or without a Acronis disk that you make after intalling.

The answer to your second question is "yes". You Q6600 is x64.

The third question is a little tricky. I use x64 here but it may not be right for you. Its said driver support is lacking, but I have never had a problem finding drivers in x64 for any of my hardware. Its also said that some programs have problems or will not run at all in x64. I have seen none of these problems. X86 programs run just fine in x64.

Its also said that gaming has issues with x64. Again no problems here.

If you have a strong video card and good memory(as well as at least 2Gb) you should be fine. People also say that the more RAM the better. I agree. But I have really seen virtually no reason to go beyond 2Gb.

Hope this was a confusing enough answer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    My Ever Changing Whim!
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 9650
    Motherboard
    Intel DQ35JO
    Memory
    6GB Corsair DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS 9800GT Ultimate
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19 inch Sceptre 19 inch Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    1 320GB Seagate SATA
    1 250GB Western Digital SATA
    1 200GB Maxtor SATA
    2x160GB Western Digitals SATA
    1 320GB Seagate External
    1 120GB Western Digital External
    1 80GB Westen Digital External
    1 4GB Crucial Flash Drive for Ready Boost
    PSU
    600watt Fortron Source
    Case
    Antec
    Cooling
    Fresh Air
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonamic 4000
    Other Info
    My main rig runs Vista Ultimate or Server 2008. Depending on which Acronis image I decide to load.

panais

Power User
#3
Can you tell me please 5-6 benefits from installing x64?
My pc specs are...
Tower giant with extra large fan x2, x3 big fan super cooling system,x3 double litle fans under each hard disk.
Power Supply Seasonic 700W 80plus
Hard Disks c:raptor 150GB 10.00rpm d:wdc 320GB sata2 e:wdc 320GB sata2
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4
Cpu Core 2 Duo Quad Q6600
Memory Ram 4096 4dimm x 1024 Corsair 800mhz speed dual channel.
Graphic Card Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 640mb.
Sound Card Sound Blaster x-fi Extreme Gamer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built by me.
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4
    Memory
    KINGSTON HYPERX DDR2 4GB (2X2GB) PC6400 800MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT
    Graphics Card(s)
    SAPPHIRE RADEON HD4890 OC 1GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    2/4/5.1/7.1-channel Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung LE40A656F1 1080p 100Hz LCD HD TV 50,000:1
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 in Desktop,1920x1080p in gaming and video
    Hard Drives
    C:\WD VelociRaptor 150 GB,10,000 RPM
    D:\WESTERN DIGITAL WD15EADS 1.5TB CAVIAR GREEN SATA2 E:\WESTERN DIGITAL WD15EADS 1.5TB CAVIAR GREEN SATA2 No Raid.Copy Paste Is The Safest Way.
    PSU
    Seasonic 700W 80plus
    Case
    A-Case Twin Engine BB
    Cooling
    3 thermaltake smart case fan II + 1 arctic cooling fan
    Mouse
    Wirelles Logitech Laser Mouse MX620
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitech LX710
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 4000plus
    Other Info
    F:\Sony high speed sata Dvd Rewriter
    KINGSTON HYPER X FAN
    +Cordless Rumblepad 2

joel406

Senior Member
Vista Guru
#4
Security is the biggest benifit.

Able to use up to 128Gb of ram in vista ultimate.

Did I mention security. Kernal hardening helps prevent major nasties from recking havoc.

Stability. It is Damn stable.

With your hardware it would run like a dream.

Even though its considered by some a hinderance, driver signing! All drivers must be signed. For me that means better quality and more reliable drivers.

Was that 6?

In a word x64 rocks. Hope your installing Ultimate x64 on that cool system. I have it running here, and my hardware is close to yours but your got more RAM(2Gb here) a better CPU(C2D6550 here), our motherboards are about the same(intel Q35) and you got the better GPU(NV 7900 GT).

Yes, you sytem will ROCK!!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    My Ever Changing Whim!
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 9650
    Motherboard
    Intel DQ35JO
    Memory
    6GB Corsair DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS 9800GT Ultimate
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19 inch Sceptre 19 inch Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    1 320GB Seagate SATA
    1 250GB Western Digital SATA
    1 200GB Maxtor SATA
    2x160GB Western Digitals SATA
    1 320GB Seagate External
    1 120GB Western Digital External
    1 80GB Westen Digital External
    1 4GB Crucial Flash Drive for Ready Boost
    PSU
    600watt Fortron Source
    Case
    Antec
    Cooling
    Fresh Air
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonamic 4000
    Other Info
    My main rig runs Vista Ultimate or Server 2008. Depending on which Acronis image I decide to load.

joel406

Senior Member
Vista Guru
#5
But the way...consider Comodos latest x64 firewall, and NOD32 x64 AV. Total security and native x64. A-squared free addition and spybot and your set. Lite and tighter then a frogs..well you know.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    My Ever Changing Whim!
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 9650
    Motherboard
    Intel DQ35JO
    Memory
    6GB Corsair DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS 9800GT Ultimate
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19 inch Sceptre 19 inch Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    1 320GB Seagate SATA
    1 250GB Western Digital SATA
    1 200GB Maxtor SATA
    2x160GB Western Digitals SATA
    1 320GB Seagate External
    1 120GB Western Digital External
    1 80GB Westen Digital External
    1 4GB Crucial Flash Drive for Ready Boost
    PSU
    600watt Fortron Source
    Case
    Antec
    Cooling
    Fresh Air
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonamic 4000
    Other Info
    My main rig runs Vista Ultimate or Server 2008. Depending on which Acronis image I decide to load.
#6
Only x64 can see all that 4 gb of rams you have already. What else benefits you need to know. BTW, you have a nice system there.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    E6850
    Motherboard
    EVGA 122-CK-NF67-A1 680i
    Memory
    4 x OCZ Platinum 1GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
    Sound Card
    SB X-Fi X Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" 5MS
    Screen Resolution
    2048 x 1152
    Hard Drives
    2 x Barracuda 7200.10 320GB RAID 0 / 1 x 500GB Maxtor
    PSU
    Seasonic 600W M12
    Case
    CM Centurion 5
    Cooling
    air
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps