If you bought the system with Vista pre-installed, the recovery partition is
used to recover the Vista installation to the same state it was when you
purchased the computer. If you use this partition for recovering you will
lose all of the data, programs, etc, that you have placed on the system.
It's still a good idea to use Ghost or another disk imaging program to keep
a current backup.
There is a Sysprep for Vista.
Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK):
Sysprep Technical Reference:
"wli2k2" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> We are using Ghost images for our current Windows 2000 and Windows XP PCs.
> How are you doing it for Vista because I noticed that there's different
> partitions, for example, one is for recovery, etc. Also, is there a
> type of utility for Vista?
> Any suggestions/comments for cloning?