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I want to Back Up my Hard Drive, what is the best way to do so? Verbatim//smartdisk jh7y20

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  • dougbeth Aug 22, 2008

    simply put how do I do a back up??I have a souce or destination but just need to know how to do it??dhb

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Easyest way to proceed is buying an USB external hard drive, and using windows backup option, built in Windows from control panel to back up your HD on the external unit.

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There is a compnay called "Easy Backup" they market a palm sized hard drive, my is 30GB, it connects via USB, it is easy to use and requires no additional sofware, they are cheap as well and reliable. I love it because of it's huge storage capacity. There are many companies that market these easy to use mini hard drives, if you check ebay they are availiable there as well.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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    yadayada Aug 22, 2008

    If you are running Windows XP go star menu then to All Programms open this list, then go to Accessories, then to System tools, in system tools you will see "Back Up listed, click that and follow the on screen instructions.

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    yadayada Aug 22, 2008

    That is start menu

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Hi:

You can go for xp backup.Please click on the below link:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03july14.mspx

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  • Priya darshan Aug 22, 2008

    In
    general, the safest choice is to back up your critical data to an
    external medium.
    Some popular options are CDs, USB Flash drives (i.e., a small removable
    drive that you connect to your computer using a USB port), and Zip
    disks. The option you use will depend upon a number of factors,
    including
    the amount of data you want to back
    up.



    • If
      you want to back up more than 250MB of data, you will, under most
      circumstances, need to back up the data to a CD (which typically
      has a 650MB capacity and may need to be formatted) or to a USB
      Flash drive that has the storage capacity you need (no formatting
      necessary).

    • If
      you want to back up less than 250MB of data and you have a Zip
      drive
      that will accomodate Zip disks that can store up to 250MB of
      data, you may want to use this option (no disk formatting necessary).


  • Priya darshan Aug 22, 2008

    Please click on the below link to backup by zipdrag method

    http://www.udel.edu/topics/backups/zipdr...



  • Priya darshan Aug 22, 2008

    Please click on the below link to back up with usb flash drive method:

    http://www.udel.edu/topics/backups/flash...



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The best way to back it up os to burn it onto disk. or you can get an external zip drive and put everything on those. thats what i have a they work very well. i only have to use 2 disk to back up all my info. there are iomega zip drive 250mb but you can get ones that have more space to them like 500 mb.

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