Can I backup Windows ME to a solid state drive?

Saska.kolehmainen May 29, 2014

Hey! I have problem: I have an old Windows ME laptop computer, that has a broken screen. I’m going to try to find a replacement screen, but I would like to get Linux running on the machine as well.

So my question is: Is there a way to “backup” the whole operating system with all the files to an SSD so I can have all of my operating system backed up in case something goes wrong?

Thanks in advance!

  1. Barryherne
    June 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    You can try to use Acronis that can backup the whole system image to the USB and then you will be able to restore it when you need it.

  2. Oron J
    May 30, 2014 at 9:46 am

    You can use any drive imaging tool, such as the ones suggested by Jan, or Paragon Software's Partition Manager 2014 Free,
    EaseUS Todo Backup Free or EaseUS Partition Master Free or any number of other excellent products. The key is to "image" your PC onto a file, which can be saved on any storage medium (SSD, USB flash drive, DVD, you get the idea).
    You can either do this by removing your drive, attaching it to another computer and running it from there, or by getting a "bootable media" version of the software (i.e. a CD or USB flash drive, although your laptop may be too old to boot from USB).

  3. dragonmouth
    May 30, 2014 at 12:16 am

    A USB drive is a solid state device.

    • Saska.kolehmainen
      May 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Sorry, i meant an external hard drive :)

  4. Jan F
    May 29, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I'm not sure why you would want to use an SSD for backup but anyway. Clonezilla for example can backup the entire hard drive for a later restore. Another option is DriveImage XML. (use the Live CD rather than the application)