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Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Somadis, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. Somadis

    Somadis Registered Member

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    I am new to Acronis True Image software and I would like to know how I can "back-up and then restore" my entire windows XP including everything in it; Software, hardware, tweak, setting, SP2, ect.

    I have successfully created an image file of my entire windows xp and save it in my external harddrive. Now my main concern is; how do I install this image file to a new fresh harddrive. My goal is to transfer everything in my current harddrive external harddrive to a brand new internal 160GB that I have recently purchased.


    Please teach me how to do this. Thank you all for your help.
     
  2. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

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    Easy. :D First, from the installed software, use the "Bootable Rescue Media" feature to make the bootable True Image CD. This cd has all the basic Backup, Recover, and Clone features of the software.
    Next, connect the new 160Gb in place of the old drive, boot with the CD and use the Recover feature to restore the Image you have on the external drive on to the new 160Gb drive.
    After the process is completed, reboot the system and quickly remove the cd.
     
  3. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Somadis,

    If your new hard drive is larger than the original then you will need to be aware of the procedure for resizing the partition(s) detailed in the Forum sticky titled <Product Links, FAQs & Useful Forum Threads>, under the sub-section "Wilders Security threads on common True Image problems and solutions" > "Resizing Restored Partitions".

    Regards

    Menorcaman
     
  4. Somadis

    Somadis Registered Member

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    Thank you for your response. I get an idea of what you're saying but I want to clear this up because I dont want to risk messing this up.

    You're teaching me how to do a recovery using a CD, but what I wanted to know is how do this using an external harddrive instead.

    Do I make a Bootable Rescue Media and save it into my external drive. Furthermore to this question. does my external need to be freshed? because I did save some software and medias in it.
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Again, in the Forum sticky titled <Product Links, FAQs & Useful Forum Threads>, under the sub-section "Wilders Security threads on common True Image problems and solutions", check out GroverH's Beginner's Guides via the link to the "Need Help? These Beginner's Guides May Fill That Need!" thread. The guides should answer many of your questions.

    Regards

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  6. DwnNdrty

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    The Bootable Rescue Media IS the CD that has the True Image restore feature. In the process of making it you will burn it to a blank cd.
    The external hard drive has the Backup Image.
    You boot the computer with the cd.
    You choose Recover from the menu that the CD boots to.
    In the recovery process you choose the Backup Image that is on the external drive and restore it to your new drive in the computer.
     
  7. jonyjoe81

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    worst case scenario, your new hard drive doesn't boot up.

    During the restoration of windows xp, it's been known for the drive letters to be changed around when dealing with multiple partitions/hard drives, when restoring to smaller partitions, or you don't remove the original hard drive before reboot.

    do following
    1. check your drive letters first.

    I use true image 9.0 and have a simple bootup program named "paragon justboot corrector" always nearby, in case I need to change drive letters quickly on a hard drive that won't boot. It take me less than 5 minutes to change drive letters and boot up the new hard drive. Sometimes is best to fix the problem post restore than to spend hours trying to figure which step you missed or didn't do.

    That's the only problem that I've ever ran into with windows xp and true image. It's a quick fix with the right utilitys.

    Below is the link on how to change drive letters using freeware. I would make a note of it. It's best to plan for the worst just in case.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=174958
     
  8. Acronis Support

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    Hello Somadis,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    As DwnNdrty explained, Acronis Bootable Rescue Media provides a way to boot your computer when there is no operation system installed (or it doesn't boot), and restore the backup archive stored elsewhere (on another hard drive; on a removable media; at a network share; etc.). You can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 10.0 Home in the respective User's Guide. The link Menorcaman provided also contains a lot of useful information.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
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  9. Somadis

    Somadis Registered Member

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    Understand completely, but I don't have a CD burner :-(. Is there anyway for me to transfer this Rescue CD into a USB flash drive?

    Note: I'm ignoring all admin post for making me read too damn much. Those articles are way too long...
     
  10. MudCrab

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    If your computer can boot from a USB flashdrive and it's recognized by Acronis Media Builder, you should be able to create a bootable Acronis flashdrive.

    If it doesn't boot correctly, see the link in my signature.
     
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