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09-23-2005, 10:49 AM
Hi again!

I'm using the program successfully, it is great, thanks much!

My issue is that I recently installed Virtual PC. It was a pain to install, took a long time to setup, and I don't want to have to restart to Macintosh HD and reinstall that sucker there.

I have installed quite a few other programs, and would like to update my clone. Is there an easier way to handle VPC than re-installing it on the main HD? Perhaps I should just leave it on the clone only? But is there a way to update the clone without over-writing it?

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09-23-2005, 11:02 AM
OK, so you did this on the Safety Clone, right? You can "clone back" from the Safety Clone to the main drive if you're VERY CAREFUL. Here's what to do:

While booted from the Safety Clone:

- First, back up the original drive in case you make a mistake.
- Select the Safety Clone as the source volume, and the original drive as the destination.
- Choose "Backup - all files" as the script
- Choose "Smart Update" as the "During copy" method. You MUST choose "Smart Update" for this to work properly. And, whatever you do, DO NOT choose "Erase, then copy".
- Perform the copy.

This will update the OS and applications (including Virtual PC), but will not overwrite anything that was shared by SuperDuper!

09-23-2005, 04:01 PM
Thanks Dave!

All done, and without a hitch, and my Safetly Clone has been updated.

I tell ya, the obsessive compulsive side of me is very satisfied, what with my automated daily backups and also a nice and neat safetly clone running. :D
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09-23-2005, 05:33 PM
Hey, it's all about feeling secure about the computer -- obsessive/compulsive or not! :)