I just installed a 1TB hard disk in an external enclosure. I will use this external disk drive as a backup disk for my three computers.
I’m now ready to install my brand new “Acronis PC Backup & Recovery” software so I can begin my backups. My questions are as follows:
Am I “required” to install the Acronis backup software on the same disk that my operating system (XP Home) is installed on? In all cases XP is installed on the C drive of each computer. The C drive has several partitions but the C drive partition is nearly full. Could I install Acronis on another partition of the same drive since my C drive is nearly out of free space? What would you recommend and why?
Or alternatively, is it possible to install Acronis on the external 1TB disk that will be used as my backup disk for all three home computers?
I’m just a tad confused about the use of Aronis. Help please. Thank you.
BTW, are there compelling reasons why I should partition the 1TB hard drive? If so what are the reasons and how would you partition the 931GB “useable” hard drive (how is the other 69GB being used)? Is there a reason I should not leave it as a 931GB partition/drive?