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Windows Disk Image Software?

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Windows Disk Image Software?

jester376
What is a good windows disk image software that will burn the current copy of the built-in windows and also save the settings that you have set?

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Windows 7
Hardware Specs: N/A
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OH Smeg

Norton's Ghost or Acronis True Image are both the top commercial offerings that most people use and Clonzilla is the most widely used free offering.

http://www.acronis .com.au/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

http://buy.norton .com/estore/mf/productDetails/productSkuCode/20248023/productShortName/norton-ghost/sourcePageType/Category/categoryCode/Backup_and_Restore_Sub_Category/priceGroupId/1000000/slotNo/11/

http://clonezilla .org/download/sourceforge/

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BrianW619

Another tech friend of mine turned me on to Acronis a couple of years ago and I have never looked back. Easy to use and FAST!! I've re-imaged my partitions on more than a half a dozen occasions without fail. I've also used the boot CD (optional) to get the image to load and worked perfectly. I only take a manual snapshots of my system images every couple few months but there is a customizable "automatic" interval setting.

Of course i'm always wondering about freeware and now that I know about clonezilla, might just have to test it.

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marvin.novello

If you have one of these hard drive brands you can download a free brand-specific version of Acronis from the manufacturers's website.

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dgstrate

DriveImage XML has worked great for me and also can be restored from BartPC or Hiren's Boot CD using a plug in...

Product is at: http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

Plug-ins at: http://www.runtime.org/peb.htm

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ruhlfelder

I've used the free and pro versions for backups. The restores from each have worked for both crashes and hard drive upgrades.

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david_borg

Listed in order is 2012's Best Disk Imaging Software
To read the full comparisons and reviews, provided is a link below.

http://disk-imaging-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

1. Acronis True Image
2. Paragon Drive Backup
3. Norton Ghost
4. O&O DiskImage
5. Image for Windows
6. FarStone Total Recovery
7. R-Drive Image
8. Paragon Partition Manager
9. Macrium Reflect
10. Active@ Disk Image