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How do I make copy of the OS from my laptop.

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How do I make copy of the OS from my laptop.

rickforegolf
I need to make a copy of the OS on my laptop, it did not come with the laptop. I need this for back-up.
Thanks
Rick Hayes
rickforegolf@comcast.net
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PurpleSkys Moderator

most laptops come either with recovery software or have it on a hidden partition...but for the sake of arguement, what is the make and model of the laptop?

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OH Smeg

Any of the Cloning Utilities will do the job.

Things like Clonezilla

http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

In the free range or Symantec Ghost

http://us.norton.com/ghost/

Acronis True Image

http://www.acronis.com.au/backup-recovery/

In the pay for Propriety Range can be used. Here it all depends on what it is you want to do and what you want to Backup to and how.

Col

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WirelessEngineer

Agreed. Clonezilla is great. Does the job, and it's FREE.

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dldorrance

You will need an external HDD on which to clone the your laptop HDD. If you have a spare HDD (preferably with more capacity than the existing internal HDD) you might consider one of these http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=hdd+to+usb+adapter&_sacat=0&_odkw=usb+adapter&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313