True image 9.0 ver 2337 great for backing up windows 98,98se and me to external usb

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  1. computergeek2

    computergeek2 Registered Member

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    I have found TI 9.0 to really shine when it comes to backing up windows 98,98se and me to external usb hard drives. It works both in the old usb 1.1 and the new usb 2.0. I put a pci card in a older computer to change it from usb 1.1 to usb 2.0. I can backup this older computer with me in only 20 minutes. I can recover this computer in 20 minutes. This is the only software that I am aware of that can back up these older os's.
     
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    Well, I don't want to burst your bubble, but give it the acid test and make sure a Restore WILL be successful .... even if it means buying another hard drive. It is cheap insurance in the long run.
     
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    I have recovered more than 10 times and have had no trouble recovering using windows me. I usually do a recovery right after making a image backup to make sure it is working. Acronis 9.0 true image is the only software that I have been able to back up to an external usb hard drive. It is a lot better than loading a bunch of DVD"S or CD'S. The problem with this software is I haven't been able to get a successful backup to either DVD's Or CD's. If Acronis could get this problem sorlved so you could make a straight copy to a CD or DVD they would have a backup software. Right now I think it is only safe to backup to an external hard drive.
     
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    The reason I originally got Ti6 was because it was the only imaging software readily available, at the time, that would do xp and ntfs and worked most of the time. Lots of other software would do the older os's better, but that was then.
     
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    There are other programs that will let you back up to cd's using windows 98,98se or me. This is the only one that will allow you to back up to external usb hard drives. This saves you money since you do not have to buy cd's or label them after you burn them. Also you can recover individual files from an external usb drive. You cannot do this using cd's or dvd's. It works using both usb 1.1 or 2.0. Of course it takes much longer using usb 1.1. It takes about as long as it would take you to burn them onto cd's. If you install a pci usb 2.0 card in your computer then it is a very quick procedure to make a image of your drive.
     
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