Backup/Dual Boot XP Home & XP Pro 64Bit

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by umwhat, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. umwhat

    umwhat Guest

    Can this be done with the XP pro?
    I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because I will
    probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been looking at
    backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to somehow
    rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes necessary.


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    ....scribble...scribble...scribble...
    umwhat, Jun 19, 2008
    #1
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  2. umwhat

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    On 19/06/2008 in message
    <> umwhat wrote:

    > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because I will
    >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been looking at
    >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to somehow
    >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes necessary.


    You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like Acronis True
    Image from:
    http://www.acronis.com/

    I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a second with
    s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month or so.
    It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.

    I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS for me.
    If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to regularly
    update the image but I don't use it like that.

    --
    Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    (Bill Gates, 1981)
    Jeff Gaines, Jun 19, 2008
    #2
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  3. umwhat

    umwhat Guest

    If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the XP
    Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?




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    "Jeff Gaines" wrote:

    > On 19/06/2008 in message
    > <> umwhat wrote:
    >
    > > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    > > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because I will
    > >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been looking at
    > >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to somehow
    > >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes necessary.

    >
    > You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like Acronis True
    > Image from:
    > http://www.acronis.com/
    >
    > I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a second with
    > s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month or so.
    > It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    >
    > I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS for me.
    > If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to regularly
    > update the image but I don't use it like that.
    >
    > --
    > Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    > 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    > (Bill Gates, 1981)
    >
    umwhat, Jun 19, 2008
    #3
  4. umwhat

    Michael Guest

    umwhat wrote:
    > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the XP
    > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    >
    >
    >
    >

    If you have a back-up utility that runs on 64-bit Windows, you can do that.
    Michael, Jun 19, 2008
    #4
  5. A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination of
    volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and try
    it.

    "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the XP
    > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >
    >
    > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    >
    >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    >> <> umwhat wrote:
    >>
    >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because I
    >> > will
    >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been looking at
    >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    >> >somehow
    >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes necessary.

    >>
    >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like Acronis True
    >> Image from:
    >> http://www.acronis.com/
    >>
    >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a second
    >> with
    >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month or so.
    >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    >>
    >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS for me.
    >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to regularly
    >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    >>
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 19, 2008
    #5
  6. umwhat

    umwhat Guest

    Thankyou Geoff, and Michael.

    I have the option to install another harddrive for 64Bit Pro.
    The best option for backing up seems to be using the Pro Backup Utility
    from XP 64Bit Pro from its own harddrive, but I could use the Nero BackItup
    v1.2.0.65 but that seems too old version to be considering.
    I also have Farstones Virtual Drive Professional which can write images
    and I am sure it could write images of anything I want it to.
    Is the XP Pro still the better backup option?. I can save any backup images
    to another networked computer.

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    "Michael" wrote:

    > umwhat wrote:
    > > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the XP
    > > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    > If you have a back-up utility that runs on 64-bit Windows, you can do that.
    >
    umwhat, Jun 19, 2008
    #6
  7. umwhat

    umwhat Guest

    ...it is nice to get replies so quickly..

    I have the Seagate Acronis formatting utility that I downloaded from
    Seagate and using it to zero...a harddrive which takes 9 hours for a 2 pass
    "thorough clean"...thrills me to the ends of the earth...buying something
    like that is something I prefer to leave in my wildest dreams...basically
    because I am an Invalid Benficiary receiving my core income from the
    government.

    What I am trying to achieve is when I am doing my New Zealand Certificate
    in Computing Level 2(and maybe also in, Business) course for which I will use
    Microsoft Office 2003 Professional in Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), I want
    to backup so my chances of losing any work are reduced. And now thinking
    about that, I would like to use the incremental backup as well.


    --
    ....scribble...scribble...scribble...


    "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

    > A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination of
    > volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and try
    > it.
    >
    > "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the XP
    > > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >
    > >
    > > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    > >> <> umwhat wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    > >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because I
    > >> > will
    > >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been looking at
    > >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    > >> >somehow
    > >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes necessary.
    > >>
    > >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like Acronis True
    > >> Image from:
    > >> http://www.acronis.com/
    > >>
    > >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a second
    > >> with
    > >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month or so.
    > >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    > >>
    > >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS for me.
    > >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to regularly
    > >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    > >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    > >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    > >>

    >
    umwhat, Jun 19, 2008
    #7
  8. umwhat

    umwhat Guest

    I just realized I should go into the Office community and ask about the
    backing up options for Office 2003. Thankyou.
    --
    ....scribble...scribble...scribble...


    "umwhat" wrote:

    > ...it is nice to get replies so quickly..
    >
    > I have the Seagate Acronis formatting utility that I downloaded from
    > Seagate and using it to zero...a harddrive which takes 9 hours for a 2 pass
    > "thorough clean"...thrills me to the ends of the earth...buying something
    > like that is something I prefer to leave in my wildest dreams...basically
    > because I am an Invalid Benficiary receiving my core income from the
    > government.
    >
    > What I am trying to achieve is when I am doing my New Zealand Certificate
    > in Computing Level 2(and maybe also in, Business) course for which I will use
    > Microsoft Office 2003 Professional in Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), I want
    > to backup so my chances of losing any work are reduced. And now thinking
    > about that, I would like to use the incremental backup as well.
    >
    >
    > --
    > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >
    >
    > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    >
    > > A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination of
    > > volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and try
    > > it.
    > >
    > > "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the XP
    > > > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    > > >> <> umwhat wrote:
    > > >>
    > > >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    > > >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because I
    > > >> > will
    > > >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been looking at
    > > >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    > > >> >somehow
    > > >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes necessary.
    > > >>
    > > >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like Acronis True
    > > >> Image from:
    > > >> http://www.acronis.com/
    > > >>
    > > >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a second
    > > >> with
    > > >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month or so.
    > > >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    > > >>
    > > >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS for me.
    > > >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to regularly
    > > >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    > > >>
    > > >> --
    > > >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    > > >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    > > >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    > > >>

    > >
    umwhat, Jun 19, 2008
    #8
  9. Download the trial of Acronis True Image and try it out. The trial is fully
    functional and free, just time limited. I personally use it and recommend
    it.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > ...it is nice to get replies so quickly..
    >
    > I have the Seagate Acronis formatting utility that I downloaded from
    > Seagate and using it to zero...a harddrive which takes 9 hours for a 2
    > pass
    > "thorough clean"...thrills me to the ends of the earth...buying something
    > like that is something I prefer to leave in my wildest dreams...basically
    > because I am an Invalid Benficiary receiving my core income from the
    > government.
    >
    > What I am trying to achieve is when I am doing my New Zealand Certificate
    > in Computing Level 2(and maybe also in, Business) course for which I will
    > use
    > Microsoft Office 2003 Professional in Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), I
    > want
    > to backup so my chances of losing any work are reduced. And now thinking
    > about that, I would like to use the incremental backup as well.
    >
    >
    > --
    > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >
    >
    > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    >
    >> A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination of
    >> volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and try
    >> it.
    >>
    >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the
    >> > XP
    >> > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    >> >> <> umwhat wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    >> >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because I
    >> >> > will
    >> >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been looking
    >> >> >at
    >> >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    >> >> >somehow
    >> >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes necessary.
    >> >>
    >> >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like Acronis
    >> >> True
    >> >> Image from:
    >> >> http://www.acronis.com/
    >> >>
    >> >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a second
    >> >> with
    >> >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month or
    >> >> so.
    >> >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    >> >>
    >> >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS for
    >> >> me.
    >> >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to regularly
    >> >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    >> >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    >> >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    >> >>

    >>
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 19, 2008
    #9
  10. umwhat

    umwhat Guest

    I would like to try Acronis Charlie but it is only a Trial and I want
    something for backups after this computing course as well so something
    trusted like Acronis is what I would like. But buying it is not an option at
    the moment...I can wait.
    Maybe there is something basic I can do to backup any work I do.
    I could install 64Bit Professional on a second harddrive hoping I can
    backup Office 2003 which will be in XP Home.
    I do not have a reason other than backup, for loading XP 64Bit Edition.
    I may try the incremental backup in 64Bit Professional to backup the work
    I do and I can experiment with 3 or 4 free versions of various backup
    applications.
    I subscribed to giveawayoftheday website, thats its name, and downloaded a
    free backup that was "hailed" worthy of use by members of a local computer
    community form members which I frequent. Quite a few people there seemed to
    like it...Macrium Reflect.

    When th etime comes I may buy Acronis, going by its reputation.


    --
    ....scribble...scribble...scribble...


    "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:

    > Download the trial of Acronis True Image and try it out. The trial is fully
    > functional and free, just time limited. I personally use it and recommend
    > it.
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >
    >
    > "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > ...it is nice to get replies so quickly..
    > >
    > > I have the Seagate Acronis formatting utility that I downloaded from
    > > Seagate and using it to zero...a harddrive which takes 9 hours for a 2
    > > pass
    > > "thorough clean"...thrills me to the ends of the earth...buying something
    > > like that is something I prefer to leave in my wildest dreams...basically
    > > because I am an Invalid Benficiary receiving my core income from the
    > > government.
    > >
    > > What I am trying to achieve is when I am doing my New Zealand Certificate
    > > in Computing Level 2(and maybe also in, Business) course for which I will
    > > use
    > > Microsoft Office 2003 Professional in Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), I
    > > want
    > > to backup so my chances of losing any work are reduced. And now thinking
    > > about that, I would like to use the incremental backup as well.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >
    > >
    > > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    > >
    > >> A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination of
    > >> volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and try
    > >> it.
    > >>
    > >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the
    > >> > XP
    > >> > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    > >> >> <> umwhat wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    > >> >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because I
    > >> >> > will
    > >> >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been looking
    > >> >> >at
    > >> >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    > >> >> >somehow
    > >> >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes necessary.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like Acronis
    > >> >> True
    > >> >> Image from:
    > >> >> http://www.acronis.com/
    > >> >>
    > >> >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a second
    > >> >> with
    > >> >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month or
    > >> >> so.
    > >> >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS for
    > >> >> me.
    > >> >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to regularly
    > >> >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    > >> >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    > >> >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    > >> >>
    > >>

    >
    umwhat, Jun 21, 2008
    #10
  11. The XP backup utility is available for XP Home but not installed by default.
    See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302894

    With it you can do full, incremental and differential backups.


    "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    > I would like to try Acronis Charlie but it is only a Trial and I want
    > something for backups after this computing course as well so something
    > trusted like Acronis is what I would like. But buying it is not an option
    > at
    > the moment...I can wait.
    > Maybe there is something basic I can do to backup any work I do.
    > I could install 64Bit Professional on a second harddrive hoping I can
    > backup Office 2003 which will be in XP Home.
    > I do not have a reason other than backup, for loading XP 64Bit Edition.
    > I may try the incremental backup in 64Bit Professional to backup the work
    > I do and I can experiment with 3 or 4 free versions of various backup
    > applications.
    > I subscribed to giveawayoftheday website, thats its name, and downloaded
    > a
    > free backup that was "hailed" worthy of use by members of a local computer
    > community form members which I frequent. Quite a few people there seemed
    > to
    > like it...Macrium Reflect.
    >
    > When th etime comes I may buy Acronis, going by its reputation.
    >
    >
    > --
    > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >
    >
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Download the trial of Acronis True Image and try it out. The trial is
    >> fully
    >> functional and free, just time limited. I personally use it and recommend
    >> it.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Charlie.
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>
    >>
    >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > ...it is nice to get replies so quickly..
    >> >
    >> > I have the Seagate Acronis formatting utility that I downloaded from
    >> > Seagate and using it to zero...a harddrive which takes 9 hours for a 2
    >> > pass
    >> > "thorough clean"...thrills me to the ends of the earth...buying
    >> > something
    >> > like that is something I prefer to leave in my wildest
    >> > dreams...basically
    >> > because I am an Invalid Benficiary receiving my core income from the
    >> > government.
    >> >
    >> > What I am trying to achieve is when I am doing my New Zealand
    >> > Certificate
    >> > in Computing Level 2(and maybe also in, Business) course for which I
    >> > will
    >> > use
    >> > Microsoft Office 2003 Professional in Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), I
    >> > want
    >> > to backup so my chances of losing any work are reduced. And now
    >> > thinking
    >> > about that, I would like to use the incremental backup as well.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination
    >> >> of
    >> >> volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and
    >> >> try
    >> >> it.
    >> >>
    >> >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    >> >> news:...
    >> >> > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > XP
    >> >> > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    >> >> >> <> umwhat wrote:
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    >> >> >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because
    >> >> >> > I
    >> >> >> > will
    >> >> >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been
    >> >> >> >looking
    >> >> >> >at
    >> >> >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    >> >> >> >somehow
    >> >> >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes
    >> >> >> >necessary.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like
    >> >> >> Acronis
    >> >> >> True
    >> >> >> Image from:
    >> >> >> http://www.acronis.com/
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a
    >> >> >> second
    >> >> >> with
    >> >> >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month
    >> >> >> or
    >> >> >> so.
    >> >> >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS
    >> >> >> for
    >> >> >> me.
    >> >> >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to
    >> >> >> regularly
    >> >> >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    >> >> >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    >> >> >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    >> >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    Dominic Payer, Jun 21, 2008
    #11
  12. umwhat

    umwhat Guest

    * Automated System Recovery is not a supported feature in Windows XP
    Home Edition using Backup * ...quoted.

    Will 64Bit Professional XP allow me to backup what is in the Windows XP
    Home Edition harddrive when 64Bit Professional XP is installed on a second
    harddrive?

    --
    ....scribble...scribble...scribble...


    "Dominic Payer" wrote:

    > The XP backup utility is available for XP Home but not installed by default.
    > See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302894
    >
    > With it you can do full, incremental and differential backups.
    >
    >
    > "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > news:D...
    > > I would like to try Acronis Charlie but it is only a Trial and I want
    > > something for backups after this computing course as well so something
    > > trusted like Acronis is what I would like. But buying it is not an option
    > > at
    > > the moment...I can wait.
    > > Maybe there is something basic I can do to backup any work I do.
    > > I could install 64Bit Professional on a second harddrive hoping I can
    > > backup Office 2003 which will be in XP Home.
    > > I do not have a reason other than backup, for loading XP 64Bit Edition.
    > > I may try the incremental backup in 64Bit Professional to backup the work
    > > I do and I can experiment with 3 or 4 free versions of various backup
    > > applications.
    > > I subscribed to giveawayoftheday website, thats its name, and downloaded
    > > a
    > > free backup that was "hailed" worthy of use by members of a local computer
    > > community form members which I frequent. Quite a few people there seemed
    > > to
    > > like it...Macrium Reflect.
    > >
    > > When th etime comes I may buy Acronis, going by its reputation.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >
    > >
    > > "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Download the trial of Acronis True Image and try it out. The trial is
    > >> fully
    > >> functional and free, just time limited. I personally use it and recommend
    > >> it.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Charlie.
    > >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > ...it is nice to get replies so quickly..
    > >> >
    > >> > I have the Seagate Acronis formatting utility that I downloaded from
    > >> > Seagate and using it to zero...a harddrive which takes 9 hours for a 2
    > >> > pass
    > >> > "thorough clean"...thrills me to the ends of the earth...buying
    > >> > something
    > >> > like that is something I prefer to leave in my wildest
    > >> > dreams...basically
    > >> > because I am an Invalid Benficiary receiving my core income from the
    > >> > government.
    > >> >
    > >> > What I am trying to achieve is when I am doing my New Zealand
    > >> > Certificate
    > >> > in Computing Level 2(and maybe also in, Business) course for which I
    > >> > will
    > >> > use
    > >> > Microsoft Office 2003 Professional in Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), I
    > >> > want
    > >> > to backup so my chances of losing any work are reduced. And now
    > >> > thinking
    > >> > about that, I would like to use the incremental backup as well.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination
    > >> >> of
    > >> >> volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and
    > >> >> try
    > >> >> it.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:...
    > >> >> > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > XP
    > >> >> > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > --
    > >> >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    > >> >> >> <> umwhat wrote:
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    > >> >> >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because
    > >> >> >> > I
    > >> >> >> > will
    > >> >> >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been
    > >> >> >> >looking
    > >> >> >> >at
    > >> >> >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    > >> >> >> >somehow
    > >> >> >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes
    > >> >> >> >necessary.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like
    > >> >> >> Acronis
    > >> >> >> True
    > >> >> >> Image from:
    > >> >> >> http://www.acronis.com/
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a
    > >> >> >> second
    > >> >> >> with
    > >> >> >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month
    > >> >> >> or
    > >> >> >> so.
    > >> >> >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS
    > >> >> >> for
    > >> >> >> me.
    > >> >> >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to
    > >> >> >> regularly
    > >> >> >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    > >> >> >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    > >> >> >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>

    >
    umwhat, Jun 21, 2008
    #12
  13. umwhat

    umwhat Guest

    ...I see I am now asking about this in the other thread I started...XP 64Bit
    installation USB devices.
    --
    ....scribble...scribble...scribble...


    "umwhat" wrote:

    > * Automated System Recovery is not a supported feature in Windows XP
    > Home Edition using Backup * ...quoted.
    >
    > Will 64Bit Professional XP allow me to backup what is in the Windows XP
    > Home Edition harddrive when 64Bit Professional XP is installed on a second
    > harddrive?
    >
    > --
    > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >
    >
    > "Dominic Payer" wrote:
    >
    > > The XP backup utility is available for XP Home but not installed by default.
    > > See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302894
    > >
    > > With it you can do full, incremental and differential backups.
    > >
    > >
    > > "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > > news:D...
    > > > I would like to try Acronis Charlie but it is only a Trial and I want
    > > > something for backups after this computing course as well so something
    > > > trusted like Acronis is what I would like. But buying it is not an option
    > > > at
    > > > the moment...I can wait.
    > > > Maybe there is something basic I can do to backup any work I do.
    > > > I could install 64Bit Professional on a second harddrive hoping I can
    > > > backup Office 2003 which will be in XP Home.
    > > > I do not have a reason other than backup, for loading XP 64Bit Edition.
    > > > I may try the incremental backup in 64Bit Professional to backup the work
    > > > I do and I can experiment with 3 or 4 free versions of various backup
    > > > applications.
    > > > I subscribed to giveawayoftheday website, thats its name, and downloaded
    > > > a
    > > > free backup that was "hailed" worthy of use by members of a local computer
    > > > community form members which I frequent. Quite a few people there seemed
    > > > to
    > > > like it...Macrium Reflect.
    > > >
    > > > When th etime comes I may buy Acronis, going by its reputation.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> Download the trial of Acronis True Image and try it out. The trial is
    > > >> fully
    > > >> functional and free, just time limited. I personally use it and recommend
    > > >> it.
    > > >>
    > > >> --
    > > >> Charlie.
    > > >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > > >> news:...
    > > >> > ...it is nice to get replies so quickly..
    > > >> >
    > > >> > I have the Seagate Acronis formatting utility that I downloaded from
    > > >> > Seagate and using it to zero...a harddrive which takes 9 hours for a 2
    > > >> > pass
    > > >> > "thorough clean"...thrills me to the ends of the earth...buying
    > > >> > something
    > > >> > like that is something I prefer to leave in my wildest
    > > >> > dreams...basically
    > > >> > because I am an Invalid Benficiary receiving my core income from the
    > > >> > government.
    > > >> >
    > > >> > What I am trying to achieve is when I am doing my New Zealand
    > > >> > Certificate
    > > >> > in Computing Level 2(and maybe also in, Business) course for which I
    > > >> > will
    > > >> > use
    > > >> > Microsoft Office 2003 Professional in Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), I
    > > >> > want
    > > >> > to backup so my chances of losing any work are reduced. And now
    > > >> > thinking
    > > >> > about that, I would like to use the incremental backup as well.
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >> > --
    > > >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    > > >> >
    > > >> >> A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination
    > > >> >> of
    > > >> >> volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and
    > > >> >> try
    > > >> >> it.
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > > >> >> news:...
    > > >> >> > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup
    > > >> >> > the
    > > >> >> > XP
    > > >> >> > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > --
    > > >> >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    > > >> >> >> <> umwhat wrote:
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    > > >> >> >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because
    > > >> >> >> > I
    > > >> >> >> > will
    > > >> >> >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been
    > > >> >> >> >looking
    > > >> >> >> >at
    > > >> >> >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    > > >> >> >> >somehow
    > > >> >> >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes
    > > >> >> >> >necessary.
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like
    > > >> >> >> Acronis
    > > >> >> >> True
    > > >> >> >> Image from:
    > > >> >> >> http://www.acronis.com/
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a
    > > >> >> >> second
    > > >> >> >> with
    > > >> >> >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month
    > > >> >> >> or
    > > >> >> >> so.
    > > >> >> >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS
    > > >> >> >> for
    > > >> >> >> me.
    > > >> >> >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to
    > > >> >> >> regularly
    > > >> >> >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> --
    > > >> >> >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    > > >> >> >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    > > >> >> >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >>
    > > >>

    > >
    umwhat, Jun 21, 2008
    #13
  14. It will backup all your files from any partition on your hard disk(s). Yes.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    > I would like to try Acronis Charlie but it is only a Trial and I want
    > something for backups after this computing course as well so something
    > trusted like Acronis is what I would like. But buying it is not an option
    > at
    > the moment...I can wait.
    > Maybe there is something basic I can do to backup any work I do.
    > I could install 64Bit Professional on a second harddrive hoping I can
    > backup Office 2003 which will be in XP Home.
    > I do not have a reason other than backup, for loading XP 64Bit Edition.
    > I may try the incremental backup in 64Bit Professional to backup the work
    > I do and I can experiment with 3 or 4 free versions of various backup
    > applications.
    > I subscribed to giveawayoftheday website, thats its name, and downloaded
    > a
    > free backup that was "hailed" worthy of use by members of a local computer
    > community form members which I frequent. Quite a few people there seemed
    > to
    > like it...Macrium Reflect.
    >
    > When th etime comes I may buy Acronis, going by its reputation.
    >
    >
    > --
    > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >
    >
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Download the trial of Acronis True Image and try it out. The trial is
    >> fully
    >> functional and free, just time limited. I personally use it and recommend
    >> it.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Charlie.
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>
    >>
    >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > ...it is nice to get replies so quickly..
    >> >
    >> > I have the Seagate Acronis formatting utility that I downloaded from
    >> > Seagate and using it to zero...a harddrive which takes 9 hours for a 2
    >> > pass
    >> > "thorough clean"...thrills me to the ends of the earth...buying
    >> > something
    >> > like that is something I prefer to leave in my wildest
    >> > dreams...basically
    >> > because I am an Invalid Benficiary receiving my core income from the
    >> > government.
    >> >
    >> > What I am trying to achieve is when I am doing my New Zealand
    >> > Certificate
    >> > in Computing Level 2(and maybe also in, Business) course for which I
    >> > will
    >> > use
    >> > Microsoft Office 2003 Professional in Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), I
    >> > want
    >> > to backup so my chances of losing any work are reduced. And now
    >> > thinking
    >> > about that, I would like to use the incremental backup as well.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination
    >> >> of
    >> >> volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and
    >> >> try
    >> >> it.
    >> >>
    >> >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    >> >> news:...
    >> >> > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > XP
    >> >> > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    >> >> >> <> umwhat wrote:
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    >> >> >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because
    >> >> >> > I
    >> >> >> > will
    >> >> >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been
    >> >> >> >looking
    >> >> >> >at
    >> >> >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    >> >> >> >somehow
    >> >> >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes
    >> >> >> >necessary.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like
    >> >> >> Acronis
    >> >> >> True
    >> >> >> Image from:
    >> >> >> http://www.acronis.com/
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a
    >> >> >> second
    >> >> >> with
    >> >> >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month
    >> >> >> or
    >> >> >> so.
    >> >> >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS
    >> >> >> for
    >> >> >> me.
    >> >> >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to
    >> >> >> regularly
    >> >> >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    >> >> >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    >> >> >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    >> >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 21, 2008
    #14
  15. umwhat

    umwhat Guest

    That is good news, thankyou a whole lot Charlie.

    ps..I see you know well about...what I don't...and I see your answers are
    easy to understand and when I am browsing I look for your name to
    learn...thanks a whole lot Charlie.

    --
    ....scribble...scribble...scribble...


    "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:

    > It will backup all your files from any partition on your hard disk(s). Yes.
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >
    >
    > "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > news:D...
    > > I would like to try Acronis Charlie but it is only a Trial and I want
    > > something for backups after this computing course as well so something
    > > trusted like Acronis is what I would like. But buying it is not an option
    > > at
    > > the moment...I can wait.
    > > Maybe there is something basic I can do to backup any work I do.
    > > I could install 64Bit Professional on a second harddrive hoping I can
    > > backup Office 2003 which will be in XP Home.
    > > I do not have a reason other than backup, for loading XP 64Bit Edition.
    > > I may try the incremental backup in 64Bit Professional to backup the work
    > > I do and I can experiment with 3 or 4 free versions of various backup
    > > applications.
    > > I subscribed to giveawayoftheday website, thats its name, and downloaded
    > > a
    > > free backup that was "hailed" worthy of use by members of a local computer
    > > community form members which I frequent. Quite a few people there seemed
    > > to
    > > like it...Macrium Reflect.
    > >
    > > When th etime comes I may buy Acronis, going by its reputation.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >
    > >
    > > "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Download the trial of Acronis True Image and try it out. The trial is
    > >> fully
    > >> functional and free, just time limited. I personally use it and recommend
    > >> it.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Charlie.
    > >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > ...it is nice to get replies so quickly..
    > >> >
    > >> > I have the Seagate Acronis formatting utility that I downloaded from
    > >> > Seagate and using it to zero...a harddrive which takes 9 hours for a 2
    > >> > pass
    > >> > "thorough clean"...thrills me to the ends of the earth...buying
    > >> > something
    > >> > like that is something I prefer to leave in my wildest
    > >> > dreams...basically
    > >> > because I am an Invalid Benficiary receiving my core income from the
    > >> > government.
    > >> >
    > >> > What I am trying to achieve is when I am doing my New Zealand
    > >> > Certificate
    > >> > in Computing Level 2(and maybe also in, Business) course for which I
    > >> > will
    > >> > use
    > >> > Microsoft Office 2003 Professional in Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), I
    > >> > want
    > >> > to backup so my chances of losing any work are reduced. And now
    > >> > thinking
    > >> > about that, I would like to use the incremental backup as well.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination
    > >> >> of
    > >> >> volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and
    > >> >> try
    > >> >> it.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:...
    > >> >> > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > XP
    > >> >> > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > --
    > >> >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    > >> >> >> <> umwhat wrote:
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    > >> >> >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because
    > >> >> >> > I
    > >> >> >> > will
    > >> >> >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been
    > >> >> >> >looking
    > >> >> >> >at
    > >> >> >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    > >> >> >> >somehow
    > >> >> >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes
    > >> >> >> >necessary.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like
    > >> >> >> Acronis
    > >> >> >> True
    > >> >> >> Image from:
    > >> >> >> http://www.acronis.com/
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a
    > >> >> >> second
    > >> >> >> with
    > >> >> >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month
    > >> >> >> or
    > >> >> >> so.
    > >> >> >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS
    > >> >> >> for
    > >> >> >> me.
    > >> >> >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to
    > >> >> >> regularly
    > >> >> >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    > >> >> >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    > >> >> >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>

    >
    umwhat, Jun 21, 2008
    #15
  16. "Michael" wrote:

    > umwhat wrote:
    > > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the XP
    > > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    > If you have a back-up utility that runs on 64-bit Windows, you can do that.
    >
    celia_mariars@hotmailcom, Jul 14, 2008
    #16
  17. "umwhat" wrote:

    > Thankyou Geoff, and Michael.
    >
    > I have the option to install another harddrive for 64Bit Pro.
    > The best option for backing up seems to be using the Pro Backup Utility
    > from XP 64Bit Pro from its own harddrive, but I could use the Nero BackItup
    > v1.2.0.65 but that seems too old version to be considering.
    > I also have Farstones Virtual Drive Professional which can write images
    > and I am sure it could write images of anything I want it to.
    > Is the XP Pro still the better backup option?. I can save any backup images
    > to another networked computer.
    >
    > --
    > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    >
    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >
    > > umwhat wrote:
    > > > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the XP
    > > > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > > If you have a back-up utility that runs on 64-bit Windows, you can do that.
    > >
    celia_mariars@hotmailcom, Jul 14, 2008
    #17
  18. "Michael" wrote:

    > umwhat wrote:
    > > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup the XP
    > > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    > If you have a back-up utility that runs on 64-bit Windows, you can do that.
    >
    celia_mariars@hotmailcom, Jul 14, 2008
    #18
  19. umwhat

    umwhat Guest

    What I have done, is because I did was download and use the free Hirens Boot
    CD which has Acronis True Image v8.1 and Acronis Disk Director which let me
    resize partitions.
    That is a great upgrade for me. The version of True Image is the free
    version Acronis gave away some years ago.

    yay yay yay !!!

    hi...
    bye...
    --
    ....scribble...scribble...scribble...


    "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:

    > It will backup all your files from any partition on your hard disk(s). Yes.
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >
    >
    > "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > news:D...
    > > I would like to try Acronis Charlie but it is only a Trial and I want
    > > something for backups after this computing course as well so something
    > > trusted like Acronis is what I would like. But buying it is not an option
    > > at
    > > the moment...I can wait.
    > > Maybe there is something basic I can do to backup any work I do.
    > > I could install 64Bit Professional on a second harddrive hoping I can
    > > backup Office 2003 which will be in XP Home.
    > > I do not have a reason other than backup, for loading XP 64Bit Edition.
    > > I may try the incremental backup in 64Bit Professional to backup the work
    > > I do and I can experiment with 3 or 4 free versions of various backup
    > > applications.
    > > I subscribed to giveawayoftheday website, thats its name, and downloaded
    > > a
    > > free backup that was "hailed" worthy of use by members of a local computer
    > > community form members which I frequent. Quite a few people there seemed
    > > to
    > > like it...Macrium Reflect.
    > >
    > > When th etime comes I may buy Acronis, going by its reputation.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >
    > >
    > > "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Download the trial of Acronis True Image and try it out. The trial is
    > >> fully
    > >> functional and free, just time limited. I personally use it and recommend
    > >> it.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Charlie.
    > >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > ...it is nice to get replies so quickly..
    > >> >
    > >> > I have the Seagate Acronis formatting utility that I downloaded from
    > >> > Seagate and using it to zero...a harddrive which takes 9 hours for a 2
    > >> > pass
    > >> > "thorough clean"...thrills me to the ends of the earth...buying
    > >> > something
    > >> > like that is something I prefer to leave in my wildest
    > >> > dreams...basically
    > >> > because I am an Invalid Benficiary receiving my core income from the
    > >> > government.
    > >> >
    > >> > What I am trying to achieve is when I am doing my New Zealand
    > >> > Certificate
    > >> > in Computing Level 2(and maybe also in, Business) course for which I
    > >> > will
    > >> > use
    > >> > Microsoft Office 2003 Professional in Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), I
    > >> > want
    > >> > to backup so my chances of losing any work are reduced. And now
    > >> > thinking
    > >> > about that, I would like to use the incremental backup as well.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> A solution like Acronis True Image lets you image whatever combination
    > >> >> of
    > >> >> volumes you want. Acronis provides a trial period so download it and
    > >> >> try
    > >> >> it.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "umwhat" <> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:...
    > >> >> > If I dual boot XP Home and XP 64Bit Pro will I be able to backup
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > XP
    > >> >> > Home installation from the XP 64Bit Professional partition?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > --
    > >> >> > ...scribble...scribble...scribble...
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Jeff Gaines" wrote:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> On 19/06/2008 in message
    > >> >> >> <> umwhat wrote:
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > Can this be done with the XP pro?
    > >> >> >> > I want to backup the whole single 320GB Sata harddrive because
    > >> >> >> > I
    > >> >> >> > will
    > >> >> >> >probably be accepted for a computer course soon. I have been
    > >> >> >> >looking
    > >> >> >> >at
    > >> >> >> >backup options and would like to save the work and the computer to
    > >> >> >> >somehow
    > >> >> >> >rather than reinstall all manually if reinstalling becomes
    > >> >> >> >necessary.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> You can take a snapshot of the drive(s) using something like
    > >> >> >> Acronis
    > >> >> >> True
    > >> >> >> Image from:
    > >> >> >> http://www.acronis.com/
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> I do that. I have one image which is the bare, activated OS, a
    > >> >> >> second
    > >> >> >> with
    > >> >> >> s/w installed and activated and a third which I update every month
    > >> >> >> or
    > >> >> >> so.
    > >> >> >> It takes less than 10 minutes to reinstate the image.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> I don't keep any data on my 'C' drive so the image is just the OS
    > >> >> >> for
    > >> >> >> me.
    > >> >> >> If you keep data on the OS drive then you can get Acronis to
    > >> >> >> regularly
    > >> >> >> update the image but I don't use it like that.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    > >> >> >> 640k ought to be enough for anyone.
    > >> >> >> (Bill Gates, 1981)
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>

    >
    umwhat, Jul 15, 2008
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