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Hi all,

If I make a back-up of my PC with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 and save it to a storage drive and then re-format and do a fresh install of Windows will I be able to restore my PC to the way it was before the new install?

Thanks for any insight...

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Hogans.
    
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Yes, and you won't even need to reinstall - just make a bootable recovery CD (there is an option for that somewhere in Windows), boot from it and choose "recover from system image" or something like that..
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Download this
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/files/Hi...ootCD.14.0.zip

Go here to make a usb boot with it
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/usb-booting/

Use norton ghost or any off the drive image apps to back it up. Ghost is the best ill use that one.
Now when ever you got problems all you do is flash disk with boot cd norton ghost restore the image done.
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