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How to make an Image of your HDD Partition

Backing up your computer is extremely important. Without it, it would be a hard drive failure or corrupted file may cause that you lose all your data. When these disasters may also lose valuable time in the operating system and reinstall the software before returning to work. Avoid loss of data and loss of time by an image from your hard disk or partition. When a problem occurs, the train ensures their unit begins to replace the computer and continue working.


1. Install the image or backup software. If the software is downloaded, double click the downloaded installation file and follow the instructions on the screen. If you have the boxed version, insert the CD into the drive and follow the onscreen instructions.


2. Connect your external hard drive and open the software by double clicking the icon on your desktop. If there is no icon on your desktop, click Start, Programs, and click the name of open source software.


3. Click "Backup Drive" near the center of the screen in the software.


4. Click on "Switch to partition" in the upper right corner of the screen only one partition, or click the "Switch on your hard disk to back up the entire disk.


5. Check the boxes next to the disk you want to record to select.


6. Choose your external hard disk in the "Target" box in the middle of the screen and "Back Up Now" click the button below to start the backup process.


7. Separate additional hard disk and place in a safe place, ready with the primary hard drive in case of emergency.

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