Can I use Microsoft's ASR to restore all my software to a new disk



idolizemydog
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
If my hard drive fails I want to restore all the software and settings to a
new disk easily. I was wondering if I could do that with the Automated System
Recovery that is on XP or do I need an imaging software like ghost, acronis,
drive image?

Peter
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Hi,

No way for ASR, you need 3rd party softwares like Ghost, etc.

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Peter


"idolizemydog" wrote:

> If my hard drive fails I want to restore all the software and settings to a
> new disk easily. I was wondering if I could do that with the Automated System
> Recovery that is on XP or do I need an imaging software like ghost, acronis,
> drive image?

» mrtee «
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Yes, ASR works for that purpose if the new HDD is the same size or larger than the old HDD. You do need a 2nd HDD installed on the machine to write and restore the .bkf file to. Open help and support, type "ASR" and read it. EVERYTHING that is on your system HDD at the time the .bkf is created is restored as it was at that point in time.

The ASR method does take longer to create the .bkf file and does take longer to restore it than when using imaging software. I use TrueImage from www.acronis.com.

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Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
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"idolizemydog" <idolizemydog@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:76CE986A-47C3-40FA-967B-B790E5A44D22@microsoft.com...
| If my hard drive fails I want to restore all the software and settings to a
| new disk easily. I was wondering if I could do that with the Automated System
| Recovery that is on XP or do I need an imaging software like ghost, acronis,
| drive image?


Can I use Microsoft's ASR to restore all my software to a new disk