Backup Computer

This tutorial outlines a process where you will boot your computer from a USB Flash Drive and backup your Windows Operating System.

How to backup your Microsoft Windows Computer using Linux Mint.

This tutorial outlines a process where you will boot your computer from a USB Flash Drive and backup your Windows Operating System.

Requirements:

- 1 USB flash Drive of a minimum 4GB

- 1 USB external hard disk of a minimum 160GB


Step 1) Download the Linux Mint DVD

Step 2) Download the Universal USB Installer

Step 3) Plug the USB flash drive into the computer

Step 4) Run the Universal USB Installer

Step 5) Choose the option Try Some Other Live Linux ISO. Choose the Linux Mint ISO file. Select the USB Flash Drive. Click Create.

Create Bootable Linux From a USB Flash Drive

Step 6) Do NOT remove the flash drive. Restart the Computer

Step 7) Choose the option BOOT from the USB flash drive

Step 8) Linux Mint will load. Once you get to the desktop, insert the other external USB hard drive

Step 9) Double click on Computer on the Desktop. Select your Windows partition.

Backup a Microsoft Windows Computer using Linux Mint

Step 10) Select all folders (use control + A shortcut) or press the control key and select all files

Backup and Copy Windows Partition using Linux Mint

Step 11) Open Computer from the Desktop. Select the External USB hard drive. Create a new directory backups.

Browser an External USB Hard Drive on Linux Mint

Step 12) Paste the Windows Files in the External USB hard drive

Step 13) After the copy is created, shut down the computer. Unplug all the USB devices.

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