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I know... my first Mac had 128k (yes, k) RAM, and a 400k floppy (as in really cool floppies as we know them now, which aren't nearly as cool these days) that...
Wow, this topic sure generated a lot of discussion; and a number of different solutions.
I have to admit that while I'm a fairly competent computer USER, I have fallen behind the times when it comes to things technical. My current system is a Pentium II with Windows 98 installed, AND I have the actual Windows OS CD. Shortly after I bought this computer back in 1998, I parbreastioned the Hard Drive into a "C" and "D' drive; re-installed the OS and all applications on C and all my data on D. This allows me to do a simple backup of the D drive - no need to backup C. I believe this is what you are doing, Dave.
I'm reluctant to try this or any of the other suggestions here with my soon to be purchased I6400 laptop, The Backup CD from Dell is not really a proper install disk, is it? One person here said the most straightforward way to get rid of the crap is to do a fresh install.
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Actually, I am backing up the contents of my 'C' drive (an image of the OS once it is installed). I typically do several of these backups during a fresh installation. Once when the...
I think I'd like to do the parbreastioning thing, then re-install the OS and selective applications. I'm certainly not asking anybody here to spend the time telling me how to do this; I'll simply ask if the documentation that comes with my Dell computer will help me do this or perhaps the Microsoft website has such instructions. Does anybody know?
Thanks for all your input.
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