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Old 09-03-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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how to back up windows XP

Hey I bought a lenovo t60 thinkpad and it came with windows XP. I'm going to wipe the hard drive and put Slackware on it. Is there any way to back up the copy of XP onto CD's before I wipe it? Maybe I could put XP back onto the laptop someday if I decide to sell it.
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dd? Norton Ghost? Clonezilla?

Or just extract the key (or read the sticker) and install from other XP media in the future.
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According to this there's a way:

Besides, why would you want to sell someone a 'broken' laptop by putting winblows back on it?
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I vote for CloneZilla.
Old 09-03-2010, 09:45 PM   #5
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My threads aren't democracies.
Well, clonezilla looks pretty cool. So I don't need to worry about extracting my XP key?

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What I did to mirror XP to external 8gig SD Flash card on my Asus 701SD.

Format external 8gig SD card in XP using Hewlett Packard Format tool for Windows. Formatted SD card as NTFS.

I already had a Puppeee bootable frugal install Pendrive made.

I used Gparted in Puppeee to shrink XP partition to fit the 8GIG SD card.
Rebooted back into Windows so it could run a chkdisk.

After making sure everything was working in Windows. I booted up pendrive of Puppeee.

I used PUDD in Puppy to DD my Windows XP to External SD Flash drive 8gig.

When finished. I inserted 8 gig Windows XP external Flash drive and booted it up. Everything worked about as fast as it did on that internal 8 GIG SSD drive (POS) with Windows XP.

Now that I had a backup. I installed AntiX 8.5 on that Asus 701SD and have not looked back.
If I sell it. I'll give em the SD card and zero out the internal drive. Let them pay for Acronis if they want to clone it to internal drive. I'll do it for a fee, but I find it easier to use Linux.


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