One thing I hate most about Windows!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by S1RE, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. S1RE

    S1RE Guest

    I really hate how I have to keep making all my customizations to windows everytime I need to reformat. I hardly ever remember all the third party software I was using and getting my computer to a stable yet eye candleful stage takes too long even today, but xp sure does help.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What you need then is 'xcopy'. The only downside, if you can call it that, is that you have to dual boot.

    Install xp & tweak it how you want. Then use xcopy to back it up. When you restore it takes less than 10 minutes to be back where you tweaked it up. All fresh & ready to go again. (no more activating) :D
     
  3. S1RE

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    Could you point me to the web site so I can do my own research...
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    This is so simple it should be illegal. :D
     
  5. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    isnt there a way to do this without having to dual boot?
     
  6. S1RE

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    It's hard to believe that XCopy is the only solution. After Microsoft removed DOS from their operating system, I forgot most DOS commands. Now XCopy is all DOS based.

    Why doesn't the File and Settings Transfer Wizard do its justice as it should? I've even tried backing up certain things and it ended up taking so long I ended up canceling the backup.

    I really wish there was something that could be done about this- its 2003 where is the inovative technologically advanced software for this very problem?
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    If you seriously need something done like this, then software solutions are never as good as there hardware counter-parts.
    Tape backups/raid/zip etc will do a perfect job every time.
    software just tries to emulate what professionals and businesses have already been doing for years (at a cost obviously) just for the home user instead, and at a fraction of the cost.
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    No. Dual boot is the only way for xcopy to work like this.
     
  9. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    Make less customisations. It all those nasty tweaks that eventually cause the darned things to flip out anyway...

    Mubbers