Never heard of Acronis. Don't think Norton Ghost would be all that good, and it seems like it would be hard to use. I'll look into Acronis though.
Norton Ghost: The backup process takes about an hour for 20 Gigs of info with an average computer? Or 3+?
I thought there was a backup program for Windows. I have never used it and never knew how to get to it.
Can this backup only be run with your current installation, or can the XP backup be used for ME or W95?
If you make a backup with the NTBackup, save the back up files to a CD/another drive [#2], then format hd [#1] and install a fresh copy of XP, can these backup files still be used? [The same OS was used]
When XP starts to become outdated for most programs, I will start to use W7, though W8 is right around the corner and they [W7, W8] seem like they will be pretty much the same, so maybe I better go with W8.
riider, what's your scoup on what OS to use?
Can this be used with XP?
Is this method exactly like making a clone?
Because if you can make a "clone" with XP, then you don't need any other clone program, right?...
Okay, "technically" speaking, it is not actually a backup, though it is LIKE a backup, and functions similar to it.
Similarity Note: It does not restore files. It mostly only changes settings.
System Restore may take up a lot of hd space, but it can be very useful, and if you have a big hd, like 200 Gigs or a Terra, then it does not take up much space....
Hay Ewen, looks like you got a couple Gold Medals champ!
Yes, I've been hoping to get the cloning program Macrium Reflect.
I don't trust anything from the Cnet website; I always get viruses from these programs, some of which are of the highest level of danger that there is, when rated.
Spyware = We want to watch everything that you do on the internet