Is there any way to Back up files after a fresh installation please ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by calpo, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. calpo

    calpo MDL Member

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    Hi there,

    I've just re-installed Vista Ultimate SP2 and used Retail Key from a friend to activate. It works smoothly now.
    My question is : Does anyone know where and what kind of files do I need to back up in case of the future re-installation. I mean I will not need retail key to activate it again.

    Thanks for all your info and help.
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    if you just installed vista sp2 you dont need to backup anything.. unless you want to ghost your windows...

    use acronise trueimage..
     
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  4. calpo

    calpo MDL Member

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    @ blackranger & tcntad

    thanks for your info. I used Ghost & True Image. as I read Windows 7 with retail key only needs to back up 2 files: pkeyconfig.xrm-ms & tokens.dat

    How about Windows Vista ? Is that the same ? That's all what i need to know.
     
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  6. urie

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    #6 urie, Aug 27, 2010
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    Look Paymyrent Token restore for mak keys and retail it does say for windows 7 but i think it may do vista you can only try.
     
  7. calpo

    calpo MDL Member

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    @ blackranger

    Thanks for your link. I already read and followed the instruction .... I backed up.

    @ urie

    Thanks for your hint. But 2 files : pkeyconfig.xrm-ms & tokens.dat in Windows 7 is in different directory with Windows Vista.

    By the way, One more question:

    Do you guys know the instruction how to put these two files in DVD in order that It activates automatically ( Silent activation ) instead of doing manually as I re-install Windows again ?

    Thanks in advance
     
  8. urie

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    Handy Backup only backs up files and folders it is not for imaging systems or partitions.