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    When would one image backup the last XP pro ?

    Just updated my XP disk but was wondering you guys opinion !!

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    If I were still using Windows XP and was not planning on upgrading anytime soon I would;
    1. Make certain I have a genuine copy of the Windows XP, SP3 disk on hand.
    2. Performed an image of a very recent clean install with updated drivers, and all Windows Updates, and nothing else.
    3. Then created a second image with all the above, including all major programs, OS personalizations, and tweaks.

    But, considering reality, an image of a reasonably healthy OS in fairly decent working order will do.
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    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Yes, thanks;
    I've been trying hard to like win7 home premium and I think I'm half way there.

    There's only a few of my fav. apps that are out of business and/or will not update there drivers/dills and that's a bummer, so I think used these in the future i'll just turn off the internet to use.

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    You can virtualize your copy of XP and then run it under Win7 - use Disk2vhd.

    cheers, Paul

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