Important question on my XP Pro 64bit install on my PC

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BSchorr, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. BSchorr macrumors member

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    #1
    This is a question about my PC, not my mac. I dont subscribe to "PC" forums. Just Mac.

    Here it is..

    I recently reformated my PC and put XP Professional 64bit on it, did all the updates that I possibly could. Installed/downloaded all my games, updates, patches. Customized windows with everything that I like. Installed my AVG 8.0 Pro antivirus, Just everything that I want with a PC.

    Ok, is there a way to totaly save my entire windows install? Like if I were to upgrade from a 500gig to a 1 TB hard drive? I know some PC repair shops use a program to do this. I think it has the word "Ghost" in it? Is there another way also? I have an external 500 HD that I would save w/e I need to save on it to make it work.

    Thanks in advance if anyone knows.
     
  2. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

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    search for the pc equivalent for time machine, i know they're out there.
     
  3. BSchorr thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya, lol, I was just doing that before you posted.
     
  4. windywoo macrumors 6502a

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    If you buy a new drive you could just put it in the PC and copy all the contents from the old to the new (Make sure Hidden Files and Folders are shown and System Files). When the copying is done, switch the hard drives around and you computer should boot off the new one.

    Or there are free alternatives to Norton Ghost.

    http://majorgeeks.com/DriveImage_XML_d4919.html
     

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