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Vista Complete PC Backup - how to deselect a drive from backup?

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Hi, I have vista on C: and XP on E: so Backlup wants to backup both C and E. However E is also a datadrive and very big. How can I stop Backup from wanting to backup E? It is greyed out so I cant deselect it.... Seems I do not have a paging file on E:....anyway to hide it temporarily for example?
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Hi Tushar, that was of no help unfortunately. I need to deselect the E: drive that is checked and greyed out (as it is in the tutorial).
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Hello,

Is the Login user of vista have administrative privileges?  

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Yes. The E: drive is stated as (System, Active, Primary Partition) and C: is (Systemstart, Active, Primary Partition) and I dont seem to be able do deactivete the E: drive.... /PM
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The free backup in Vista is just that, free.  You may want to consider Acronis Home or similar.  If you use it, if you have a complete failure, you boot to a DR cd and restore the last image.  You are back up very quickly.

Or you can try the command line trick:
wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\\myserver  backup include:c:
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Rick, thanks for teh command line thing, have seen it mentioned before. Does that create a file that is compatible with the Complete PC Backup program? Will it delete old backups on the drive to make room etc? Can be restored from Vista?
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It creates a compatible backup file.  That is all it does.  It can be restored from gui or command line.
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Entering the command line does not seem to work....the command line window closes real fast....
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To create a one-time backup with this subcommand, you must be a member of the Backup Operators group or the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate permissions. In addition, you must run wbadmin from an elevated command prompt. (To open an elevated command prompt, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.)
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The command line is the same as the Vista program:

http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/schedule-a-complete-pc-backup/
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Thanks! Glad I could help.
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