Re: Disk imaging advise
I create a new system image almost every day using TrueImage HOME 10.0.
I also restore an image about 3 times a week because of experimentation.
I have never had any "occurrences" with TrueImage. I have complete
confidence in it.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Richard Land" <RichardLand@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Dear John, Here's the short version:
> Use the image backup/restore that's built into Vista. You may need to
> upgrade your version to get the integrated image tools. Be sure to
> perform a
> complete restore to verify the procedure before you have irreplacable
> The long version:
> I've recently evaluated Ghost (Their Suite, as well as the stand alond
> versions 11 and 12 of Ghost) and Acronis (both the Workstation versions
> the True Image flavors). Although I've used Ghost for over a decade, and
> Acronis for over two years, I was not reassured by what I read in the
> and the feedback from users posted on the internet. One reference that I
> stumbled upon on the internet addressed the issue of the manner in which
> Vista assigns partition boundries in relation to the geometry of the hard
> drive. According to the article, Vista does not use the de facto rules
> this, or even document the new rules that it's adopted! If true, it
> any confidence in programs that are creating and installing images onto
> drives. Ergo, I'm staying with the image software supported by MS
> Concerning the issue of multiple partitions, always respect the original
> sequence of the partitions on the drive as well as the logical locations
> the devices with respect to one another. There are multiboot and
> considerations too. My system has an original XP Pro installatin on Drive
> a data drive as Drive 2, and I added a third drive as I was installing
> and installed Vista onto the third drive. Now I multiboot into either xp
> or Vista, and each has it's own drive (only one partition for each drive).
> Trust me, if I move a drive or a partition, this card house will not be
> repaired easily, it will have to have a new foundation before it can even
> "John" wrote:
>> I need to disk image my vista so I can restore easy in case of a crash. I
>> have two questions;
>> 1. My vista drive has two partitions and WINDOWS folder is in the first
>> partition. Would disk imaging the first partition do or do I need to do
>> whole disk to ensure MBR images as well?
>> 2. What is a good disk imaging software? I was considering Acornis True
>> Image Workstation.
>> Many Thanks