Re: Vista Basic - Backup
Nonny; they are giving you WRONG info.
Basic WON'T do a full system backup, lol.
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> On Sun, 8 Jun 2008 13:31:00 -0700, KBFast
> <KBFast@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >I used the "Backup" component (Start>Accessories>System Tools>Backup Status
> >and Configuration) of Vista Basic to backup my hard drive to an external
> >drive in case I had a faliure on my HDD. Well, I had to restore the factory
> >settings on my machine and now I want to restore the files I backed up. My
> >external HDD is FAT32 and the system is telling me it can't use a target that
> >isn't formatted NTFS. I have files that will be impossible to replace in this
> >backup copy on my external drive but I don't know how to get to them. Does
> >anyone have a work around for this?
> I assume that "restore the factory settings" means you use your
> recovery disc to put the computer back into out-of-the-box condition.
> Am I right?
> If so, even IF you could get to them, you wouldn't be able to restore
> them to your new installation. Programs install files in the Windows
> directories and make changes to the registry.
> Why didn't you simply do a full restore from your backup, or wasn't it
> a full backup?