Full System Backup - Vista Home Premium

I need to create a complete system backup to a new external hard drive.  But Backup and Restore apparently recognizes that I have backed up before to an old, no longer available, external hard drive.  So it is only creating a very small (2G) file - apparently the data that has changed since my last backup -- and not the full system (~110GB).  How can I create a new full system backup? I am using Vista Home Premium.  TIA, Bill

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 610 Applies to:


Vista Home Premium does not have Complete PC Backup capabitities. For that you need Vista Business, Ultimate or Enterprise.

You will require 3rd Party Software to do what you want to do.

A good pay for Program is this one:



Other replies should be able to recommend free Programs to do the same. It is just that I have not used the others lately to be able to recommend them.




Bill Smithers - Microsoft MVP July 2013 - June 2019

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