7507Re: [NTO] benefits of disk imaging?
- Oct 2, 2006Thanks for the long explanation, I'm behind the times Windows wise it seems.
>Else, you can use the XP File And Settings Transfer WizardAre both the above Windows deals?
>And using ATI will allow you to explore your image down
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From: "Brian Binder" <brian.binder@...>
Received: 10/2/2006 5:48:35 PM
Subject: Re: [NTO] benefits of disk imaging?
>Because you can't simply swap drives in an XP environment like you could[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>with Windows 98.
>Windows 98 would normally redetect things upon the new boot with no real
>issues minus the driver support. You had to load up all new drivers if
>the system was really different. This was also not a clean approach at
>all because you'd have "ghost" hardware that existed.
>With Windows XP, most of the times this process is illegal.
>Most people buy Windows XP's OEM version with whatever PC they buy
>because the cost is less than a retail copy. OEM licenses are bound to
>the hardware, so if you throw your HD in another PC, you are breaking
>the terms of the EULA under an OEM license environment.
>Also, when you initially boot Windows XP in the new system, chances are
>it's just going to BSOD because of the clash of hardware. It doesn't
>act the same as Windows 98 so ... those are a few reasons on why to do
>I too, use Acronis True Image and think it's fantastic. I can offer
>that they have a "Universal Restore" feature that allows you to simply
>restore everything from your image onto a new drive with dissimilar
>hardware. As much as I love their product, I have YET to hear anyone
>from Acronis explain it ... period. No one seems to understand how it
>works. The forums are even scarce on the subject.
>I'd really want to know the intricacies of the "plugin" before I'd
>consider purchasing it.
>Else, you can use the XP File And Settings Transfer Wizard for some of
>your settings and programs.
>And using ATI will allow you to explore your image down the road so you
>can simply restore certain sections of your directory trees where your
>settings were stored.
>There's options...I do it for people all the time with great results.
>Al ~Alvaro~ Guevara wrote:
>> Why do all that when you can simply swap HD's in 10 minutes?
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>> From: "Dean Martineau" <dean92@...
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:ntb-offtopic%40yahoogroups.com>
>> Received: 10/2/2006 7:05:06 AM
>> Subject: [NTO] benefits of disk imaging?
>>>I will be buying a new computer soon, running xp pro. I would love
>>>to minimize the agonizing re-install of all my favorite apps and
>>>their settings. I have the impression that there is no way around
>>>this, but can some of it be lessened by imaging the curent hard drive
>>>and restoring all or part of its contents to the new system?
>>>thanks for any wisdom.
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