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Backup for fellow who refuses to have an internet connection

Posted on 2013-11-07
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I am looking for simple backup software that a 72-year old could run.  This person refuses to have an internet connection and could not handle Acronis or any big popular package.

I am willing to write a batch file and make a shortcut to it.

Suggestions anyone?
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by:MHMAdmins
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If he's using windows just setup the windows back up to an external 1Tb drive connected to the pc that you can pick up for about $49.00-$89.00 at best buy or any electronics store. You can set it up to run automatically with the windows task scheduler. No fuss and he doesn't have to do anything except keep the computer turned on during the scheduled back up window that you specify in the task scheduler.
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I need an alternative if he has XPHome and can't find the system CD.
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The windows back up utility will still work with XP home and there's no other costs associated with it. Most of the other softwares would most likely be a little too cumbersome for an older person unless they're tech saavy. If you could talk him into getting internet then you can go with Carbonite back up which would allow him to back up to the cloud or some other BAAS service (Back up As A Service). I'm pretty sure if you need to you can download an ISO of windows xp home which would technically not be illegal since he has a user key for windows xp home and it would be a back up copy of the OS.

http://rapidgator.net/file/6d260894c6eeb7583653cb0c98be02c3/en_winxp_home_with_sp2.iso.html
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Awesome.  Points awarded for creativity.
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