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I am having a real problem getting my backups over to my external hard drive. Temporarily I have put files on my desktop. What am I doing wrong? I have Windows Vista Home Basic and Premium (desktop and laptop). I regret buying these as I am having a lot of problems backing up both. I have not had a full backup since Dec. 2010. I had Windows XP before and had no storage problems or backups. I need to get a good backup as soon as possible. Please help!

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Switch back to XP. Vista has some serious USB issues. Back up will take days or weeks because it is very slow. And in the process you might even damage the hardware because of the extended period of continuous running.Check out the link to find out other users who are cursing VISTA

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Determine how much space you'll need to back up your Toshiba laptop's hard drive.

If you are intending to back up your entire hard drive, or have a lot of video and music files you want to save, you'll likely need an external hard drive.


On the other hand, if you only want to back up your most important documents, a USB drive should suffice.

Separate your video, music, pictures, games and documents into separate folders.


Right-click each folder and then click "Properties." Do this for your C: drive, too.

Locate the "Size" or "Capacity" section on the "General" tab.


The number to the right indicates how large the folder is, with all the files included.

This information should give you an idea of what kind of secondary storage system you'll require. If you're looking at over 100GB of storage space needed, you'll probably want an external hard drive.


Purchase an appropriate drive that includes backup utilities.

Some external drives and USB drives come with backup software.


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Schedule your drive's utility software to back up your Toshiba laptop files once a month.

Your USB or external drive should be plugged into the laptop on the scheduled backup dates.


Store your most important files on an online storage facility, such as Mozy, DropBox or Toshiba Online Backup.

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