View Full Version : Now that I've backed up the OS, how do I. . . .

05-27-2005, 11:25 PM
Sorry for the rather enigmatic title but I couldn't think of what I wanted to say in the space alotted for it. If you might remember, I'm getting a new computer to replace the, well, new one that isn't working properly. I've backed up the OS just like you suggested (which worked great, by the way!) but now I need to know how to "update" the new OS to be a clone of the old one? In other words, I have all my programs and apps securely backed up on my spare drive which I will then install on my new computer. But then, how do I recreate that OS over my new one. Do I have to always boot from the spare drive rather than from the main one or is there a way to install all the old programs over the new OS? Hope this makes sense but it's something that's not covered in the Help files (as fare as I can tell anyway). Thanks again for all your help, Emerson

05-28-2005, 12:03 AM
You'd just boot from the external drive and clone back to the internal: does that make sense? It's a backup in reverse: a restore.