Re: WantChange Location of CompletePC Backup
"Key Bored" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi All,
> I'm running Vista Ultimate 64-bit with Service Pack 2. I want to do a
> CompletePc Backup (image of C drive) and save it on my external hard
> drive. Previously, I have saved several image backups to my second
> internal hard drive, but don't have enough space to do another backup.
> But when Vista searches for a location for the backup, it only allows me
> to use the second internal hard drive and won't give me the option of
> using the external drive.
> 1. How can I force Vista to use the external drive? Is there a registry
> hack? Do I have to delete all previous image backups from my second
> internal drive? I tried moving the files for the previous backups to my
> external drive, but Vista would then only allow me to use the DVD drive,
> which would take over 100 DVDs.
> 2. As a second option, how do I start over with creating a completePC
> backup? I assume that I need to delete the previous backup files and
> probably some files in the Windows folder, etc. as well as some registry
> Thanx, Key Bored.
I don't know. But before you give up, try the method that should work
for the backup program include with Vista, even though it's a program
not intended to give complete backups . First, make sure that the
selection of which disks to back up does not include the disk you want
store the backup on. Then see if that adds the external disk to the list
of devices you can put the backup on.
Also, note that most backup programs cannot do a complete backup
of whichever disk partition Windows is currently running from, so you may
need to search for a way to boot to some other partition to do a full backup
of that partition.