How to create a system restore disk


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OK I had to do a freash install yet agian, got a virus and enstead of trying to remove it I decided on freash install. I want to create a system restore disk yet I am unshure how to do it with in W7. the type of disk I am referring to is the kind like you get with a brand new computer that has all your programs and setting already after installation. since I havent seen any thing mabey we can get one of the W7 gods on the forum to give us a step by step walk through
 
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Here is a Google search of info for you to get you started. I have never tried disk imaging before so I don't know the particulars.
Basically, you do your fresh install and when you get it to a point that you are happy with, all set up with your apps you want installed, etc, you make a disk image. Any problems, you restore to your boot drive/partition from that image.

I have heard Norton Ghost is a good program. It will image the Registry, which some other software do not. There are free alternatives to Ghost out there.

Have fun!! :rock:
 
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Here is a Google search of info for you to get you started. I have never tried disk imaging before so I don't know the particulars.
Basically, you do your fresh install and when you get it to a point that you are happy with, all set up with your apps you want installed, etc, you make a disk image. Any problems, you restore to your boot drive/partition from that image.

I have heard Norton Ghost is a good program. It will image the Registry, which some other software do not. There are free alternatives to Ghost out there.

Have fun!! :rock:
I am staying away form norton and symatic software due to the fact of ........... yea your personal information isnt safe with them and there "partners"
 
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There is another excellent freebie called Macrium Reflect from Paramount - a British Company.

The free version will image drives/partitions , you can schedule backups and you can mount the images to restore individual files/folders if you wish rather than restoring the entire image.

It is extremely small ( 27 mb ) and the fastest in the industry.

You can restore the image from the windows GUI if you are booted into another o/s, or from the boot disc you run off from within the program.

You may like to check it out:

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
 
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There is another excellent freebie called Macrium Reflect from Paramount - a British Company.
Thanks for the heads up on that, I've not tried it before - but as it's free and works in Windows 7 I might as well :)
 
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Yea thanks guys, Usually I just do two installations, so if one frags up then I have a second to brick....

I will see what my Hdd is and if there is a free utility......

Thankls W7 for fast replys
 

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