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Old 06-17-2005, 08:58 AM
Frequitude Frequitude is offline
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Default Backing up my Microsoft CDs

I actually have a legit Windows XP and Office 2003. I recently got an external HD to store all my media and various programs. I would also like to create backups of my Microsoft CDs, as well as other product CDs. But mainly the Microsoft ones so if they ever get scratched or lost, I can burn a new copy.

What is the best way to do this? Just copy the CD contents to a folder on the Ext. HD? Something involving a .iso (not sure how this works)?

Thanks.
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Old 06-20-2005, 04:26 AM
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Default Re: Backing up my Microsoft CDs

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I actually have a legit Windows XP and Office 2003. I recently got an external HD to store all my media and various programs. I would also like to create backups of my Microsoft CDs, as well as other product CDs. But mainly the Microsoft ones so if they ever get scratched or lost, I can burn a new copy.

What is the best way to do this? Just copy the CD contents to a folder on the Ext. HD? Something involving a .iso (not sure how this works)?

Thanks.

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Look at my response to Ray Zee above. You may want to consider making a restorable image of your C: drive using Norton Ghost, that way you get back to exactly where you where after replacing the drive if a virus wipes you out or your drive crashes.

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Old 06-21-2005, 09:28 AM
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Default Re: Backing up my Microsoft CDs

Thanks Rick, the external HD I bought comes with one-button backup software, so I will look into that a little more.

Still though, this does not really solve the problem of backing up my important product CDs so I can easily burn a new copy if one gets damaged/lost.

Is that as simple as copying the CD contents to the HD, or is there a more efficient (less memory space) way to do this?

Cheers.
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:04 AM
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Default Re: Backing up my Microsoft CDs

Make an iso image of the cd and then when you burn it it will still be bootable.

Isobuster, Winiso, are among programs that can do this.
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:17 AM
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Default Re: Backing up my Microsoft CDs

THANKS, that's exactly what I was looking for.

Can I do this with Nero?

How big are .iso files for a full 700MB disk?
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:25 PM
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How big are .iso files for a full 700MB disk?

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700MB
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Old 06-21-2005, 01:18 PM
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How big are .iso files for a full 700MB disk?

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700MB

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