Backup drive without windows?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by i3one21, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. i3one21

    i3one21 MDL Novice

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    Is there a program I can use to make a copy of the hard drive without booting into windows and burning the image to dvd?
     
  2. i3one21

    i3one21 MDL Novice

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    A program that will install on RAM and run to do the backup would work.

    Is there a program that will run on the windows environment without installing to do the backup?

    The problem I am trying to get around is I do not have admin rights and want to format the hard drive, but in the future I want to restore it to the original state. Any ideas?
     
  3. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Acronis trueimage boot disk will do it. if you don't have admin right should you even be touching the machine without permission ?
     
  4. i3one21

    i3one21 MDL Novice

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    Probably not, but that is the whole reason for looking for alternative ways to backup the hard drive. Then I can install my own version of windows and then in the future restore the current operating system.

    Don't try to play good cop now, especially on these forums. Give me ideas, and I will be greatly appreciative.
     
  5. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    They have given you suggestions, what more do you want?
     
  6. urie

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    It's not a case of good cop, what will happen if restore fails it can happen i,e, duff DVD and you have scrubbed the hard drive. If you want more ideas try google.
     
  7. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Try boot disk of acronis, paragon, norton ghost, and paragon. Use them all the time to back up c: without installing.
    They are available on the net.
     
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  8. ctyinglee

    ctyinglee MDL Novice

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    easus disk copy

    you probably don't need this anymore but easeus disc copy allows you to create a bootable cd where it will take you into its own os to do a bit by bit copy