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From: "Matt Goodrich" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] BACKUP-XP MEDIA OR OUTSIDE PROGRAM
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 18:57:31 -0700
I have used the native Windows backup for many things over the years. It
does a good job. I am assuming the backup program in Media Edition is the
same as the one in the Pro version of XP. (This is what I use)
The main thing to remember is to keep the .bkf file in a different location,
which you will obviously be doing by using the external hard drive.
The only drawback to using the native backup program in Windows is if you
have a total hard drive failure. I'm talking about the drive that has
Windows on it.
You have to replace the drive and load Windows on it in order to restore the
dang backup. You can't run Windows backup without Windows! That can be
frustrating to say the least.
For backing up important files etc., Windows backup is great. It has saved
me a few times over the years.
However, if you want to backup your entire system, C Drive and all, I would
suggest you get a copy of Ghost and make an image of the entire computer
once a month or so and keep that on the external.
It's much easier and quicker to get back up and running by restoring a Ghost
Just my 2 cents worth.
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Of Luci Ortner
> Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 3:50 PM
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> Subject: [TMG] BACKUP-XP MEDIA OR OUTSIDE PROGRAM
> My new computer is equipped with a removable media [hard ] drive. I'm
> using Windows XP Media which includes Backup Wizard.
> I would be interested in anyone's comments regarding the pros and cons
> using the XP Media Backup Wizerd vs purchasing a Backup Program. Luci
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