Using Vista’s Complete PC Backup utility

As you know, all of the previous Windows operating systems come with a backup utility to allow you to back up all the files on your hard disk. So too does Windows Vista. However, in addition to its standard backup utility, Windows Vista also comes with a hard disk imaging utility, called Complete PC Backup.
This utility can create an image file that contains the complete contents and structure of a hard disk. If you’ve ever used Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image, then you have a good idea of what Windows Vista’s Complete PC Backup imaging utility is all about.
Keep in mind that that the type of backup that Complete PC Backup creates can not be used to restore single files – it can only restore the entire hard disk. For that reason, Microsoft recommends that even though you use Complete PC Backup, you still use the standard backup utility on a regular basis. Another thing to keep in mind is that Complete PC Backup and Restore is not included with Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows Vista Home Premium.
Full story: ZDNet Australia

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