Very basic question

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by BBurke, Mar 19, 2007.

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  1. BBurke

    BBurke Registered Member

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    I'm using TI 10 and I do weekly incremental backups to an external hard drive. If my internal HD should crash, my plan would be to install a new HD, use the Windows CD that came with my computer to load the operating system, then I would load Acronis TI 10 and use the Wizard to copy from the external HD to the new internal HD in my computer. Sorry for sounding stupid, but is this the proper method for restoring my data? Thanks,

    Bob
     
  2. GroverH

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    Spend some time with my Beginner's guides listed in my signature below. It will answer that and much more.

    If you do a full disk backup as shown in my guides, you will not have to pre-load the OS should you have a failure. Check them out. They can help. Cheers! :)
     
  3. BillyPig

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    In addition to the adivice given above, I'd recommend that you create a bootable CD containing your TI software. That way you should avoid having to reinstall Windows from the CD before you start yiur restore. Make sure that you understand the differnce between incremental and differential backups.

    Pig
     
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    In addition to making a TI rescue CD as BillyPig above, boot with it and go through the restore wizard until you get to the screen that has Proceed as a option.
    Better still take out the system drive and install a new hard drive in your computer and perform a full restore from the rescue CD to the new drive and make sure the restored drive boots, if your system drive goes down it will be too late if the rescue CD does not work properly with your system.
     
  5. BBurke

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    Thanks for the help everyone. GroverH, your guide to restoring a backup is very helpful. I did make a bootable disc, although I believe the TI 10 CD will act as an emergency bootable disc by itself. I sure hope I never have to find out first hand:eek: Thank you all again.
     
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