PDA

View Full Version : Vista Backup & Restore



R
05-13-08, 02:11 PM
My equipment:
Laptop connected wireless to a router.
Desktop connected to same router with Ethernet cable.
Seagate external HDD, connected to the desktop with a USB 2 connection.

I'm trying to use Vista Backup & Restore to backup the laptop to the
external HDD.
When I try to set it up, the program finds the disk alright. But then it
asks for a user & password. What user & password? I tried with all the PW's
and users I have on the two computers, but nothing works. I can't get by
this so I'm stuck here, please help!

Roger

PS. On the desktop it runs just great.

Don Phillipson
05-13-08, 02:17 PM
"R" <someone@myspace.now> wrote in message
news:A79AC71B-F2E5-4A6B-A4DB-812CEB147024@microsoft.com...

> My equipment:
> Laptop connected wireless to a router.
> Desktop connected to same router with Ethernet cable.
> Seagate external HDD, connected to the desktop with a USB 2 connection.
>
> I'm trying to use Vista Backup & Restore to backup the laptop to the
> external HDD.
> When I try to set it up, the program finds the disk alright. But then it
> asks for a user & password. What user & password? I tried with all the
PW's
> and users I have on the two computers, but nothing works. I can't get by
> this so I'm stuck here, please help!

Is the app not asking you to create a new password
for this backup alone ?

Beware multiposting.
--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)

Chuck [MVP]
05-13-08, 05:03 PM
On Tue, 13 May 2008 15:11:56 -0400, "R" <someone@myspace.now> wrote:

>My equipment:
>Laptop connected wireless to a router.
>Desktop connected to same router with Ethernet cable.
>Seagate external HDD, connected to the desktop with a USB 2 connection.
>
>I'm trying to use Vista Backup & Restore to backup the laptop to the
>external HDD.
>When I try to set it up, the program finds the disk alright. But then it
>asks for a user & password. What user & password? I tried with all the PW's
>and users I have on the two computers, but nothing works. I can't get by
>this so I'm stuck here, please help!
>
>Roger
>
>PS. On the desktop it runs just great.

Do you have file sharing working between the 2 computers, in general? Start
there - see if you can get a folder on the desktop computer accessible from the
laptop computer. All HDDs aren't network ready. And Vista has its own
challenges with network access.
<http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html>
http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html

--
Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
http://networking.nitecruzr.net/

R
05-13-08, 07:36 PM
Oooops! Now it's working! The backup is running. What I did was I tried my
old desktop username (I changed some time ago). Does that mean that the old
username is left there somewhere in my desktop. I thought it was enough to
change it trough "Control Panel > User Accounts.


"Chuck [MVP]" <none@example.net> wrote in message
news:114k245kc3uf3bij9h3tl6kajipijbjmk5@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 13 May 2008 15:11:56 -0400, "R" <someone@myspace.now> wrote:
>
>>My equipment:
>>Laptop connected wireless to a router.
>>Desktop connected to same router with Ethernet cable.
>>Seagate external HDD, connected to the desktop with a USB 2 connection.
>>
>>I'm trying to use Vista Backup & Restore to backup the laptop to the
>>external HDD.
>>When I try to set it up, the program finds the disk alright. But then it
>>asks for a user & password. What user & password? I tried with all the
>>PW's
>>and users I have on the two computers, but nothing works. I can't get by
>>this so I'm stuck here, please help!
>>
>>Roger
>>
>>PS. On the desktop it runs just great.
>
> Do you have file sharing working between the 2 computers, in general?
> Start
> there - see if you can get a folder on the desktop computer accessible
> from the
> laptop computer. All HDDs aren't network ready. And Vista has its own
> challenges with network access.
> <http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html>
> http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
> http://networking.nitecruzr.net/