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Jan 26, 2015

Question: How can I back up my Acer Aspire one 532h-2630 to an external hard drive or to another computer? It has Windows 7 starter which does not seem to allow me to do it.
My brother gave me his old external hard drive, it's a Maxtor Shared Storage Drive capacity is 300GB.
I love my Acer but want to back it up and restore it to factory settings. I've been using it for over 2 years so it's full of stuff by now and I'd like to start fresh.

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