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Old 09-30-2013, 03:48 AM
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jrolin1
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Originally Posted by Elusive View Post
If you have a HDD failure and you don't have a mirrored drive, then you will have to replace the drive, reload the OS and all programs. Therefore backing up programs is useless
Not accurate. Creating an image is backing up the programs and the entire hard drive. It creates an exact copy of the hard drive. The whole point of creating a system image is to avoid having to reload the OS and all the programs stored on that drive. Reloading the image restores that hard drive image to the new one and all the programs and settings saving a lot of time over a fresh install. Here are some instructions on how to load an image.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7702/...-image-backup/
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