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best app to image install of windows 7?

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best app to image install of windows 7? so if my windows acts up i can just install the image and be off and running
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This is what I use.


Works great. I've never had a problem after probably 4-6 images.
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post #3 of 7
^^^ This. Windows includes self-imaging and restore capability in the box, and it works perfectly.

Greg
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You can use DISM, which is what I use to image computers at work.
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Macrium Reflect Free hasn't let me down. It's very easy to use, reliable, has compression options, error checking, a (WinPE) backup boot disc creator, etc.
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Originally Posted by Almost Heathen View Post

Macrium Reflect Free hasn't let me down. It's very easy to use, reliable, has compression options, error checking, a (WinPE) backup boot disc creator, etc.

Same here. I never had a verified image fail to restore and I've done dozens of image restorations.
     
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I also use Reflect for images.
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