backup

Fri
02
Apr
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Can I upgrade from Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit?

Infopackets Reader Bob G. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks so much for your excellent, timely newsletter and for informing your readers about Microsoft's decision to extend its Windows 7 Free Trial download . Question: I can't decide if I should ... download the 64-bit version of Windows 7 or the 32-bit version. Is a reformat necessary if I decide to change from 32-bit to 64-bit later? I have not been able to find a definitive answer for this. " My response: Yes, you would need to reinstall Windows 7 if upgrading from Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit. Windows 7 64-bit uses 64-bit software drivers to ... (view more)

Wed
17
Feb
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Move Files from Old (Non-Bootable) Laptop to New Laptop?

Infopackets Reader 'Kapilarora' writes: " Dear Dennis, I own two laptops. One laptop is not booting (I.E.: I can't load Windows on it) and therefore, I can't access my files. The second laptop works fine, and I want to transfer all my data from the ... first laptop to the second laptop. How can I do this? " My Response: There are a number of ways to do this. In short, my suggestion is to get the non-bootable laptop temporarily working (bootable), copy over all your files over to an external harddrive, then copy them back onto the other laptop. This will surely be the fastest method as you won't ... (view more)

Thu
17
Dec
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Windows 7 Upgrade: Top 10 FAQs from Readers

The last weekend before Christmas is vastly approaching, and so too is our super-saver deal on Acronis True Image 2010 at 25% off the retail price. I've received many (many!) questions regarding Upgrading to Windows 7 / using True Image 2010 over ... the past week. I have therefore compiled a Top 10 FAQ frequently asked questions and answers, which I hope will clear up some confusion. That said, I'd like to thank everyone who has purchased True Image 2010. Each purchase goes directly to support our website and staff of writers... and without your support, our website simply would not exist. ... (view more)

Wed
09
Dec
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What files should I backup before migrating to Win7?

Infopackets Reader John B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have read with great interest your recent articles on Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7: Article #1: Upgrading XP to Win7: How to Make the Transition Easy (Using Acronis True Image 2010) ... Article #2: Migrating to Win7: How to Mount Your XP Drive Image (After Win7 is Installed) I understand that migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 requires a fresh install of Windows, which means I will have to re-install all my programs, files, etc. Here are my circumstances: I want to backup my C drive, and it's roughly 320 GB full. The C drive has ... (view more)

Tue
08
Dec
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Migrating to Win7: How to Mount Your XP Drive Image

I've decided to put together step-by-step instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 2010 to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7. I'm doing this for two reasons: 1. We currently have a sale on Acronis True Image on our website at 25% off . The ... proceeds will go directly to support our site. 2. Most folks will have time during the holidays to perform the Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrade . It will take a few days to do because it will require you to do a fresh install of Windows. But before that you need to backup what you have and then be able to access the data later after Windows 7 is ... (view more)

Mon
07
Dec
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Upgrading XP to Win7: How to Make the Transition Easy

Acronis True Image 2010 has recently been released and if you plan to take the plunge to from Windows XP to Windows 7 -- or even Vista to Windows 7, for that matter -- you will definitely want to use this program. From Windows XP to Windows 7: My ... Experience When I moved from XP to Windows 7, I used Acronis True Image no less than 15 times to regain access to my previous Windows installation in order to extract files I simply forgot to backup. In one instance, I used True Image to rescue a configuration file containing 25 email filters I had previously used on my old Windows XP system. I sure ... (view more)

Fri
16
Oct
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'Hide App', and 'Backup Mill'

Hide App Hide specified applications even as they run using Hide App. Note: the full English description is located down the page using the link below. http://exilesofthardware.blogspot.com Backup Mill Backup Mill is a basic file backup program. You ... can back up your data files on to disk, diskette, CD or DVD using Backup Mill. You can restore any file to any previous version without having to know on which media it is stored on, or in which backup set it is located. You can create unlimited incremental backups. This saves time, backups and restores are very fast. http://www.backupmill.com ... (view more)

Fri
18
Sep
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'Parted Magic', and 'Driver Backup'

Parted Magic The Parted Magic is a Linux-based operating system that employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs such as Partition Image, TestDisk, Truecrypt, Clonezilla, ... G4L, SuperGrubDisk, ddrescue, and more. http://partedmagic.com Driver Backup Driver Backup is a fast, free, and user-friendly tool for software driver backup, restoration and removal with command line options, automatic restoration from CD and path formatting. Driver Backup also includes an interactive command line builder. http://sourceforge.net ... (view more)

Mon
17
Aug
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Super Deal: Acronis Disk Director Suite: 50% Off!

Update 2012/06/26: Save 50%! This special deal expires July 9th, 2012 at 11:59PM EST. Note that this version of the product is Windows 7 compatible. This week's special is a mind-blowing 50% off Acronis Disk Director Suite v11: a unique product ... brought to you by Acronis, the same software company that makes True Image -- the disaster recovery / backup program capable of backing up personal data plus MS Windows. Already Own Acronis True Image? Pay Attention! If you already own Acronis True Image you will want to pay special attention to this Disk Director Suite bargain because it is the ... (view more)

Wed
05
Aug
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'Gridy', and 'Akg Backup'

Gridy Gridy adds multiple unique options to MS Windows GUI (graphical user interface), including: snapping windows to an invisible grid. You can also make any window semi-transparent, hide the window's Alt-Tab icon and set any window to be on top at ... all times. http://sector-seven.net Akg Backup AKGBackup is a backup program written entirely in Java and can run on any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux). It can backup your files on a different hard disk drive, network drives, floppies, and more. http://www.akgupta.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell ... (view more)

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