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What's the best way to do a one-time Windows Vista backup in order to perform a clean Windows 7 install?

What's the best way to do a one-time Windows Vista backup in order to perform a clean Windows 7 install?

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Guest [Entry]

"You want to be able to select files and folders from the backup and copy them to the new installation, right? So anything that generates a file in a special format isn't going to be terribly useful.

I'd look into Robocopy.

Usually I just buy a new hard drive for the installation and temporarily install the old drive to copy stuff off."
Guest [Entry]

"Or you could just use the Windows Easy Transfer system within Visat & Win7 rather than faffing around with the above.

Look here:

EasyTransfer"