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    I bought a new Seagate external drive to back up and image my laptop HD.

    No more worries.

    2TB should keep me fixed up for awhile.
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    Re: Seagate 2 TB Drive

    Excellent idea.

    There is a free program from Microsoft that allows backup or syncing of files and/or folders. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=15155

    It can be automated with Windows Task Scheduler if you want an automatic daily or weekly, or whatever, backup without having to do a whole drive image as often.

    I used it for a couple of years and never had any problems after I finally got it set up how I wanted.

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      Re: Seagate 2 TB Drive

      I have been using window 7 automatic backup but it takes a enormous amount of disc space. I am only using 250Gb drive and each backup take about a 120 Gbts so after only a couple of backups it is full and I have to delete the oldest backup. This only backing up the C drive and admin librarys. What really needs to be back up since this it taking so much space? I am new to 7 so have not played with it all that much.
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        Re: Seagate 2 TB Drive

        Same here. I've been using XP for over a decade. I skipped every version (with a short exception for Vista thanks to Noland, and a trial Win 8 version) until Win7.

        I need to do some digging, but I'd like to specify the maximum amount of backups saved (regardless of size) and have Win 7 delete the oldest backup before backing up an new image.

        Noland thanks for the link. I'm going to check that out.

        On an unrelated note, I tried using Windows Easy Transfer for the first time. What a joke. After eight hours of transfer the green bar had moved about an 1/8" for a 24.7GB transfer. I aborted the transfer and just grabbed the file folders from the computer via the home network. I was finished in 15 minutes.

        I guess 'Easy Transfer' is for those with several days on their hands and don't have a home network.
        [I]Peace Through Strength, Victory Through Devastation...Strategic Air Command[/I]

        American by birth, made from German parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg

        An unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!

        Das Leben ist zu kurz, um billiges Bier zu trinken!

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