Re: How to make a full Vista MCE backup without the Video?
"Andrew Jessen" <AFJ516@gmail.com> wrote in message
> Does anybody know how to use Windows Vista Backup utility to copy my
> main hdd to a smaller older ATA hdd without copying or backing up the
> videos and recorded TV? The full backup requires144 GB of room and I
> only have 114 GB of room. I should have more than enough without the
> video, but the backup program doesn't give me the option of doing a full
> backup without the Video folders. I spent my budget on the new computer
> and Vista Ultimate operating system and can't afford a fancy new external
> hdd to backup my computer to. Any suggestions anybody?
> Thank You,
You could relocate large video files to a separate partition before backing
up the system partition. Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer
Management->Storage->Disk Management. Right-click on your C: drive and
select 'Shrink Volume'. Give yourself enough free space to create a storage
partition. Once you move the large files to the new data partition, C: will
be much smaller.
fwiw, a 300GB HD with external USB 2.0 case only costs about $100.