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Restore a Backup on smaller partition

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Old 05-23-2008
aaa222
 

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Restore a Backup on smaller partition
Is it possible to restore my computer on a smaller partition when I used the
Vista to create the original backup of my entire computer?

I am trying to make room for XP again but the backup is the entire hard disk
with vista on it.
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Old 05-26-2008
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Re: Restore a Backup on smaller partition
"aaa222" <aaa222@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Is it possible to restore my computer on a smaller partition when I used
> the
> Vista to create the original backup of my entire computer?
>
> I am trying to make room for XP again but the backup is the entire hard
> disk
> with vista on it.


This is heavily dependent on what program you used to make the backup, and
unfortunately, you don't mention this.

Some of the MS full-backup-restoration activities start with wiping the
disk. So it's important to know if yours does this.

An alternative is to get a larger hard disk. Where I am, half-terabyte
disks are now around $85.

HTH
-pk

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