What is the best way to backup Windows XP Pro before installing Windows Vista on a clean install?

What is the best way to backup Windows XP including personal files, programs before I wipe the hard drive and install Vista. Also Does anybody use ACRONIS TRUE Image WD Edition???? Thanks

Asked By: - 10/2/2010
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Answered By: Paul Williams - 10/4/2010
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Two years ago I cloned my Vista laptop (after buying second harddrive) using Acronis. I was even able to do factory erestore on both disks. Switched orig disk to Windows 7 and use extra disk for Vista now and I can still do factory restore if I so desire. Try Acronis.
Answered By: Ab Normal - 10/2/2010
The only way to completely back up the operating system plus all your data and programs, is to create a disk image of it. And, yes, I recently used the free version of Acronis that came with my WD hard drive. I copied the total image of my old drive onto my new drive, then put the new drive in the machine and it... More
Answered By: donktg - 10/2/2010
Try Handy Backup, it's easy and reliable backup software (compatible with Windows).
Answered By: Nik_OL - 10/3/2010
I highly recommend making an online backup. Mozy is the best one. Here is the review for it:
Answered By: Zozi Meli - 10/4/2010
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