Re: software to backup everything except operating system

Discussion in 'Backup Software' started by iws, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. iws

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    |I need to re-install windows xp media center edition vsn 2005. the
    | recovery disks for doing this installation saying that the process
    | will first FORMAT the entire hard drive before
    | the installation of the operating system is performed.
    |
    | As I presently have valued applications, data, files, etc. on the hard
    | drive, what software can be used that would backup everything EXCEPT
    | the operating system.
    |
    | Best, Aaron

    Because application installation gets intertwined with the Windows OS, it
    would be extraordinarily difficult to just do the OS and still have your
    apps work without a reinstall of each. Far better to save all your data
    files, do the recovery and then reinstall the applications. If you have a
    lot of apps, use something like belarc advisor to get a detailed printable
    list of what you have.installed and check off the ones you want to
    reinstall. If you're like me, they will be many you won't want to bother
    with.
     
    iws, Jun 24, 2009
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