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    I was wondering if you connect a USB HD to different computers and use it for
    making backup images for each and the drive letter is different on each computer
    will it have any effect if it has to be used later to restore a drive. It's just easier to
    use USB external drive to make images when you only have one internal drive.

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    The drive will be assigned a different drive letter in the recovery environment anyway. I use a 2tb drive and a usb drive dock for this and have many different images on it. Make sure to label the images (or put them in labeled folders) so that you can easily identify which image goes to which machine when you need to do a restore..

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    Just to agree with mercyh, I use my 1 TB USB HD to created Images for both my and my wife's PC's regularly. Just be sure to name the Images so you know which PC the Image is from. Also, add dates so you know when the Image was created. This will allow you to keep up to date Images. Then whenever you make a change to the PC (new app, etc) you can create a new Image. This allows the most rapid restore when the need arises.
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    Jerry,

    I do this all the time. I've created two directories, Desktop & Laptop.
    Then when I create an image place it in the appropriate directory and name it with my initials & an 8 digit date in YYYYMMDD format, e.g. iii20101024.
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    I thought I could do it but a ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
    Thanks for all your reply's.

    Jerry

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