[access-uk] Re: Best Disk Imaging Solution

Hi, of course you can, but since you will have no speech you woull need sighted assistance to tell the program which backup you want to restore and to where. My post assumed no sighted help, which, after all, is the whole point of this list, isn't it? After all, with sighted assistance we can access anything.

                   John.

----- Original Message ----- From: "James Scholes" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2009 5:02 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Best Disk Imaging Solution


Hi Ibrahim,

Oh I know, I wouldn't have a problem with purchasing the DVD's if it
was 100% necessary. But surely I can backup to an external drive, and
then restore from that?

Ibrahim Gucukoglu wrote:
Hi James.

Don't worry about booting from a floppy, I can assure you that this is not
at all necessary since it can make a bootable disc.  As for your media
shortage, you'll have to invest in more discs if you want to completely back
up your system.  The only other option would be to uninstall all non
essential programs, clear away junk and clutter from the drive and move all
essential working files, music, video and other multimedia content to an
external hard disc to reduce the size of your hard disc use.  Image for
windows backs up the partition and everything in it, so you could also
create a new partition to move your stuff in to if you are familiar with a
partitioning tool.

All the best, Ibrahim.


----- Original Message ----- From: "James Scholes" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Mark Threadgold" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2009 4:47 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Best Disk Imaging Solution


Hi Mark,

Thanks. I don't quite understand the point about booting from a floppy
disk though. Surely there's solution which don't require you to do
that? I don't have enough DVD's to backup my entire Windows
instalation to is all.

Mark Threadgold wrote:
James,

I have pasted below a message from john coley about this subject.

I have got Image For Windows as suggested by John and can confirm his
findings.  Very easy to use and has worked well on all 3 of my hmachines
using xp home, media centre and Vista home premium.

--Original message--
Hi Everybody, a while ago there was a thread regarding accessible drive
imaging. Someone suggested Image For Windows, made by Terabyte Unlimited.
I
have now had opportunity to put it through its paces, and can confirm that
not only is it an excellent imaging utility, but totally screen reader
friendly. You can either save the image to another drive, or, which is
even
easier from a blindness perspective direct to dvd. The advantage of
burning
to dvd are not in the creation of the backup, but the restoring, at which
point there is no speech feedback. Another plus in burning the image to
dvd
is that saving the image to a drive or partition A: requires booting from
a
floppy, and many pc's now don't have them, and B: It would be impossible
without sight to tell the program where the image is.
In the case of DVD restoring only requires two keystrokes. It's also much
cheaper than other imaging programs, only 28 quid. The link to the image
for

windows page on the Terabyte Unlimited website is
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
                   John.

--End of Original message--

Hth,

Mark Threadgold

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Sent: 02 May 2009 16:20
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Subject: [access-uk] Best Disk Imaging Solution

Hi,

I've just purchased a new computer, and after setting everything up
the way I like it I would like to make a backup image of the hard drive,
so in the event of a system crash or error or problem I don't have to
do a full format, I can just restore the image. So, my question is,
what, from your experiences are the best pieces of software to
complete this task? I know there's Norton Ghost, but I'd rather avoid
Norton if at all possible. Thanks in advance.

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