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Advice for arranging disks for system image and file BU

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    Advice for arranging disks for system image and file BU

    Hello. After a virus made my PC unusable I decided to install a new hard drive and go with a windows 8 pro upgrade for 24.99 direct from Microsoft. I thought I'd have loads of problems installing it but oh boy it was a breeze and I'm loving windows 8.

    I am looking for advice on what if the best way for me to begin backing files up and storing system images. I have looked at the instructions on how to do them which I think I'll be able to follow, I just can't get it straight in my head what the best disk arrangement is.

    So I have a new 1tb internal HD installed and partitioned (300gb as C drive rest as storage).

    I have another 1tb internal hard drive available and do have a spare bay in the PC into which I could install it.
    I also have a 1tb external hard drive that is empty.

    Backing up and system images are new to me and I would be grateful to hear how you'd organise the drives.

    Many thanks.

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    Definitely install the 2nd 1TB drive then you have many options for doing the actual backup.

    Use the built in Backup of Windows 8
    Use free Backup software like Macrium Reflect Free
    Use purchased software like Acronis True Image Home.

    Acronis has a built-in scheduler. I don't know if Macrium has one or not as I've not used it in quite a while, but you can use the Windows 8 Scheduler for this and for the built-in backup software.
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