December 5, 2008 7:27pm CST
can someone please enlighten me on how to use a cloning app. i have acronis back up, the latest i think.i wwant to back up my windows xp and all the application in it so that whenever i want to, i can reformat the drive and just put the backup on the drive without installing the applications one at a time.
6 Dec 08
It is very simple. You can also do it by simply running windows PC Backup system in system tools menu. There are two ways for this type of clonning. Run a manual backup and select you windows drive and system state in the backup selection. When you will restore it all files of xp will also restore. Second way with automatic recovery tool. This is very advance. By this backup you can restore you all files even during installing windows. First files of windows will install and then files from this backup will restore during new installation of windows. At the end you will find you system at the same setting you left on the backup date
6 Dec 08
yeah i thnk tht's posisble with acronis i never used it but itried norton ghost n some another app i cant recall its liek a mirror no matter wht u put in there n then make a copy , it will come off het same way i ddidnt really like it though for me manual backups are better happy myLotting and have a nice day