AJR Complete PC Backup is quite capable of backing up a single hard drive or
a particular partition. My own setup, for example, contains one main hard
drive partitioned into 3 separate partitions: 1) Windows Vista; 2) Backup;
3) VM. Using Complete PC Backup I can backup my Windows Vista partition
separately without including partitions 2 and 3.
My usual backup scenario is to backup to a removable hard drive. Complete PC
Backup also allows me to do this; and having just attached my removable hard
drive I can actually see that 'all' partitions on my main hard drive and my
removable hard drive are available for backup. I'm certainly not seeing any
'greyed' out options for partitions/drives as Michael is.
John Barnett MVP
Windows Desktop Experience
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"AJR" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Assuming you have a dual boot setup - Vista will not boot if you remove
> the XP Disk.
> Sometimes we do not pay attention to terminology - note that it is
> "Complete PC backup..." - emphasis on "Complete" - meaning all
> With others I recommend Acronis True Image.
> "Michael Kilgore" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I have 3 drives installed in my computer. XP Pro on one drive. Vista
>>Ultimate 64 on a second drive. And no O.S. on the third drive.
>> I wish to make a backup image of the drive with Vista, and only that
>> drive. Apparently this isn't possible with the Complete Backup utility,
>> since the checkboxes for selecting the drives to be backup are grayed
>> I do not want a backup of XP made along with a backup of Vista. This
>> means if I wish to restore Vista, I'll need to restore XP. This is both
>> unacceptable and asinine. If there is no work around, then this program
>> is completely useless. This feature is the reason I chose Ultimate over
>> Home Premium. Well, I knew it was foolish to buy Vista in the first
>> place, but now I see just how stupid my decision was. (This being one of
>> a number of problems with this O.S.)
>> I cannot return the O.S. and get my money back. So I can only hope there
>> is a work around, or settle for the fact that if ever I uninstall XP
>> (very improbable), I will be able to backup of Vista then. Whatever.
>> So is there a work around for this? In other words, could I remove the
>> XP hard drive and then backup Vista? Then add the XP hard drive back, and
>> run Repair from the Vista DVD? I would like to know if this would
>> work before trying it, or hope there might be an even simpler solution.
>> I will thank you kindly for any assistance.