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Well ive got my self a new 320GB external USB HDD

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Well ive got my self a new 320GB external USB HDD
With the intention of backing up my computer,
The new HDD is formatted in NTFS, with one large
partition. So I would like to now find if possible a freeware
application which would allow me to not only back up all
my important files, and Photo’s Etc but also to do a full
image and copy all that’s on my computer including
the operating system. The other thing I am not too sure on
is how( or if I have to ) to partition my new external HDD, so I could
may be have one partition for the O/S and a second
partition for my individual back up photo / Document folders.

As you can no doubt tell this is my first time down the backing
Up road , so any advice and comments on the above are most welcome

I am using Windows XP , my internal HDD ( 250GB ) has 3 partitions

C. Capacity 78.1GB
Used 17.1GB
Free 61.2GB
FAT 32
This partition contains the O/S and programme Files Etc

D. . Capacity 75.5GB
Used 841MB
Free 74.6GB
This Partition contains un needed folders

E. Capacity 78.00GB
Used 4.30GB
Free 74.5GB
This Partition Contains The Folders…..

Microsoft updates
Directx 9cRedist
dotNet Framework
Microsoft Visual Machine
VB.6.0 SP5 Runtime
Windows Media Encoder 9
Windows Media Player 10

I am not too sure why these folders are on this partition..?

also is it necessary to change my C partition from FAT32 to NTFS ..?

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To clone your 250 gigabyte disk to your new disk you can use DriveImage XML. You can download it from my list of programs below.
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