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Norton Ghost

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  • Date Added:
    Aug. 02, 2004
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    Purchase; $69.95 to buy
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4 stars

"excellent utility"

November 25, 2004  |  By dvsjr

 |  Version: Norton Ghost 9.0


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Norton purchased this version from powerquest (drive image) and made it even slicker with a clear, clean interface. Installation took 2-3 minutes. (I had to install Microsoft .net as it was needed (it alerts you, and it is included on the cd) to allow ghost to run) I also opted to install Adobe acrobat reader 6.01 which wasnt already installed, also included on the CD which I thought was handy. I installed it on a new HD on a fresh install of XP. Backup was a snap! I loved the option to choose the size of the backup segments, I chose CD sized segments for burning to CD later on. You can save to a folder on your hard drive, or an external or network drive. Simple, and blazing fast. Whole drive was imaged in roughly 5 minutes. More options include copying an old drive to a new drive (small drive to a larger new drive), and incremental backups. So after getting a new PC set up, all the updates installed, your applications, email and settings adjusted to the way you like, image your drive. Then at any time returning to a pristine and fresh install is a very simple step. Add incremental backups of your data (also has the ability to schedule these) and you are really looking at a safety net worth looking into. (Im an IT guy)

The price could be a bit lower to provide this level of security to the home user, a printed manual would be welcome but is sadly gone the way of most things nowadays. Does include a demo on the CD, but why when you have already purchased it is beyond me. The ease of use shines. Hope this helps others looking (as I have) for a way to get a small business or home's PC's back up and running with some degree of success.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.0
  • NEW! " Hot imaging" lets you create backup images without restarting Windows®. **
  • NEW! Incremental backup updates save time and disk space.**
  • NEW! Scheduled backups automatically keep your backup image up to date.**
  • NEW! Symantec Recovery Disk lets you restore data from a backup image even when the computer canÂ’t start up into Windows.
Publisher Symantec
Publisher web site http://www.symantec.com
Release Date August 02, 2004
Date Added August 02, 2004
Version 9.0
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/SP 2, Windows XP/2003
Additional Requirements
  • Windows 2000 SP2/XP/2003
  • Pentium 233MHz or higher
  • 256MB RAM
  • 85MB HDD space
  • .NET Framework
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
  • DVD or CD drive
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    File Size Not Available
    File Name External File
    Total Downloads 238,483
    Downloads Last Week 198
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $69.95

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