back up help

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by voyager21, Dec 31, 2009.

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  1. voyager21

    voyager21 Registered Member

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    hi, am new to paragon and using the free edition, i have backed up my c/drive and e/recover to external hard drive. i plan to restore my pc to factory settings to clear the c/drive of a lot of accumulative junk ect from past 2yrs and start with clean drive. if i restore my c/drive using the arc file i created will this put the junk back on as well. i am not sure. also will i be able to select which 3rd party progs i want back on, have looked through help files but cant find a clear answer. i have manufacturers app/support disc to restore to factory seetings but there are extra progs i want to put back on. i tunes / file converter/ clean up tools ect. thanks
     
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    Hi voyager,

    When you make a backup image , it is exactly the same as the partition you are making an image of.

    When you restore it - you will be back in exactly same position as when you made the backup image.

    Yes - it includes everything on the partition at the time you made it.

    No, you cannot restore the image whilst leaving out a few bits.

    That is the whole point of an image - it will put you back exactly where you were.

    Your best bet is to restore to factory ( or reinstall if you have the proper dvd for that).

    Then get the updates, put on only the programs you want - set it all up the way you like it.

    Then use Paragon to make an image. You can always restore it and return to that exact position.

    Hope it helps.
     
  3. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    When I setup a computer, I like to make a set of "clean" images. For example, image after installing Windows, after installing updates & drivers, after installing programs (may do this in several steps). Then, when it's done, create a final image that contains everything.

    I've found this generally works well because it lets me return to a certain state easily if a problem shows up during the process or later after the system has run a while.
     
  4. voyager21

    voyager21 Registered Member

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    many thanks for replies, you have confirmed what i thought was probably the case. i will make image after clean reinstall. thanks again.
     
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