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Save hours on reinstall!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by iamsgf, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. iamsgf

    iamsgf Regular Member

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    On my travels around the world wide web, I stumbled across this little site tucked down a side street!!

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    http://ninite.com/
    In brief, it allows you to install the most recent versions of a large selection of common software at a single click. So no more going from site to site to get all your little bits back when you have to reinstall your computer.

    I am sure some of you will find this of use....

    ENJOY :)
     
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  2. haridada

    haridada Senior Member

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    The problem with the above method is everytime it downloads the software from the websites and installs it. if your net connection is really fast, its OK, but if its slow as hell, its going to take a long time depending upon the selected softwares.

    What i'd do is i create a image file of my OS with the drivers, MS Office, and other very important softwares only and save it in another partition of my hdd. i then copy the image file in to a flash drive and take it with me.

    if any problem occurs, boot from the flash drive, delete the C drive which had some problems, then use Hiren's Boot Cd and save my image. It becomes as fresh as it was originally when i took the image of the drive.
     
  3. iamsgf

    iamsgf Regular Member

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    I agree, but would say this is mainly for the people that are less organised and dont take mirrors/backups of their machines!
     
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    haridada Senior Member

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    then for the less organized, it will be a lesson learnt after going thru the mess
     
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    roberteb Regular Member

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    I agree :) I know it's a pain in the butt backing up your complete machine and it's not just applications either what about all your data / lists? I back up my complete machine to USB drive at least once a week and important docs / lists to Amazon s3 daily.

    If my machine crashes I can be up and running with everything back as it was in about 3-4 hours.

    Don't be lazy backup. Trust me on this one when you need it you realy need it :)
     
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    yesrams Regular Member

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    I usually write a ghost dvd to backup my entire os and other stuff
     
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    haridada Senior Member

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    backing up to S3 will be great if you have a fast upstream connection. But for those less privileged in the 3rd world country, cd / dvd / ext hard drive would be the best option
     
  8. SaraJ

    SaraJ Junior Member

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    OR...

    When your mother, cousin, grandfather, brother, etc, doesn't know where to go to download software, you can link them to this site and make it easier on them.