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    How do I use Backtracker? [solved].

    I just picked up a G750JX-TB71. I gather that using Backtracker would be a good idea before I start messing around with changes in Windows, drives, and partitions. I'd like to know how to use it for backup, but don't see any instructions anywhere, just download links, and advice to get it.

    Do I install it on a flash drive, and boot the notebook from it, to make the backup?

    Do I boot the notebook normally, and simply run the program on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrangler View Post
    I just picked up a G750JX-TB71. I gather that using Backtracker would be a good idea before I start messing around with changes in Windows, drives, and partitions. I'd like to know how to use it for backup, but don't see any instructions anywhere, just download links, and advice to get it.

    Do I install it on a flash drive, and boot the notebook from it, to make the backup?

    Do I boot the notebook normally, and simply run the program on it?
    Download and install the program, once installed double click the program and follow the instructions.

    Also, you will need a 16GB flash drive, if there’s data on the drive make sure you back it up because everything will be deleted during the installation process. You can get ASUS Backtracker from the link below.

    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa
    G752VY-DH72

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    Thanks. I already downloaded Backtracker, and have an unused 32GB flash drive. I haven't unboxed the JX yet.

    So I just boot up the JX, and run Backtracker on it?

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    Sorry for the slight hijack...

    Do you have to "restore" windows 8 before you use backtracker? I have an SSD in my gaming rig that I no longer use for so I wanted to swap that into my laptop (and keep the 750GB as the new 'DATA' drive)

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    i think when you star it, just setup by setup, you can finsih backup it.

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    ^^ Do. Or do not. There is no try.
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    Guys, no offense, but I understood ZERO of what was just said, haha!
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    I didn't understand it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PentiumCore View Post
    Sorry for the slight hijack...

    Do you have to "restore" windows 8 before you use backtracker? I have an SSD in my gaming rig that I no longer use for so I wanted to swap that into my laptop (and keep the 750GB as the new 'DATA' drive)

    Thanks!
    ASUS Backtracker only saves your original ASUS recovery partition (and restores Win8 for you back to the factory new state with the Windows Welcome, etc.), so you don't need to worry about the state of Windows 8/8.1 that you are currently running.
    You might think of it as creating recovery disks for you, but to a USB drive instead of DVDs.

    Because of this, you want to back up anything else separately since they will not be saved by ASUS Backtracker, or you might also look into a third party utility to back up your entire hard drive image if you prefer, so you don't need to reinstall everything else/restoring data after using backtracker etc.

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    I figured out the answer to my own question. Here it is for anyone else who wants to know.

    Boot up the computer that you want to run Backtracker on. Download the Backtracker zip file to that computer, or copy it from another computer using a network, flash drive, or whatever you've got. Unzip it, run the setup, and it installs. It puts an icon on the desktop -- just run it.

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