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15 Dec 2010   #11

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The only time you may want to reconsider MBR and System reserved is if you have done some repartitioning work to your HDD. MBR contains the disk partition table and system reserved contains the BCD. I also think you should have at least one backup of the current MBR and system reserved.
Howdy mjf,
Thanks for joining my learning experience. So far if you don't use big words or acronyms I might figure it out. I got everything you said except the "BCD". Might you define that in less expert terms, also Please?
BTW I don't do anything other than take up disk space if I continue to backup everything? I am currently trying to get my mind around how to make incremental or differential backups with this software.
Acronym soup. BCD = Boot configuration data = important boot data
A bit like the old boot.ini file.

The only point then really is that the MBR and 100MB system reserved partition generally don't change. But one good copy is good to have.
Yo mjf,
I appreciate you breaking it down to baby talk for me ! Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish you feed him for his life, well I don't know how applicable that is, but I hope you get the idea. Thanks, would that be "mate"?

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