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mechanic

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Can someone tell me if you can do a complete back-up of a laptop ( running vista)using an external hard drive including the operating system?My laptop came without any operating system disks or recovery disks.So if my hard drive required replacement i don`t have anything to load onto a new hard drive.

Edited by mechanic, 22 February 2010 - 05:56 AM.

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Yes you can - by creating what's known as a "disk image" (essentially it's a complete backup of a partition including all the data on it).

I use Paragon software for this purpose, it's brilliant and there's a free version here:

Backup & Recovery Free Edition

http://www.paragon-s...ress/index.html
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Many thanks for the reply and link Phillipcorcoran.I will try it out.
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