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Mike Yang
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« on: March 29, 2010, 09:56:40 AM »

Greetings,

I am looking for software to backup my computers to an external HD.  What I'd like is a program which creates a bootable external HD so that I can restore from the external HD in the event my computer's HD crashes. In my head I have the following ideal procedure in mind:

1) Computer HD crashes.
2) Drink beer to stifle panic, then go buy a new HD for computer.
3) Hook up external HD to computer.
4) Boot from external HD
5) Software automatically restores all settings/programs/files to computer.

Is there software that would do this?  Is there a better way? Obviously free/cheaper is better.  Among the software that I have seen in these forums are:

Acronis TrueImage 2010 - some uncertainty about Win7 compatibility?
Macrium Reflect - FREEware. Any experience?
Syncback - Freeware version does not appear to create bootable backups

Thanks very much in advance for your help.

Cheers,
Mike
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peterkrogh
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 07:00:36 PM »

Mike,
Not sitting at my PC right now, but IIRC, the system software itself can do this.
Peter
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