Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Copy windows for later use?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Copy windows for later use?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I've gotten lucky on my 'ump'teenth re-install of Vista and with all my programs installed, it completely loads in less than a 40 seconds...

So given this, I would love to keep a copy of it in case something happens and I need a re-install.. I would rather just copy over it with this good running OS..

How and can I do this?

Hope thats enough information.. Thanks for any help..

Muncher


I admit, I was a little lazy and haven't really scanned the forums for this info..
ConstantUpgrade
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
E8400 MSI P35 Patinum Combo Ballistix DDR2 @1000Mhz-4Gb WD-320Gb/16mb SATA 
Optical DriveOSKeyboardPower
Pioneer DVD/RW Windows7_64/Vista Ult._64 BTC lappy style Zalman 600w modular 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer DiamondBack AllSop 
  hide details  
Reply
ConstantUpgrade
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
E8400 MSI P35 Patinum Combo Ballistix DDR2 @1000Mhz-4Gb WD-320Gb/16mb SATA 
Optical DriveOSKeyboardPower
Pioneer DVD/RW Windows7_64/Vista Ult._64 BTC lappy style Zalman 600w modular 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer DiamondBack AllSop 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
Use DriveImage XML to create a full backup of the system, then burn to DVD(s)
http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm

EDIT: Create a WinPE CD so that you can run it without having Windows running too... (Instructions on the download page.)
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D - 915 @ 2.8gHz Intel D946GZis GeForce 9500GT 1gb DDR2 
Optical DriveOSCase
DVD/RW WinXP Home SP3 Rosewill Cheapie 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D - 915 @ 2.8gHz Intel D946GZis GeForce 9500GT 1gb DDR2 
Optical DriveOSCase
DVD/RW WinXP Home SP3 Rosewill Cheapie 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
Use an imaging program such as acronis true image or norton ghost
New Build!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 Sapphire 5770 Microcenter 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x64GB SSD, 2TB WD LG Sata DVD+-RW, Sony Blu Ray Windows 7 Enterprise x64 / Debian 6.0 / OSX Samsung SyncMaster P2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ergo Kingwin 650W CoolerMaster Razer Salmosa 
  hide details  
Reply
New Build!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 Sapphire 5770 Microcenter 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x64GB SSD, 2TB WD LG Sata DVD+-RW, Sony Blu Ray Windows 7 Enterprise x64 / Debian 6.0 / OSX Samsung SyncMaster P2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ergo Kingwin 650W CoolerMaster Razer Salmosa 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Vista has a built in backup program. I would suggest using a third party program, because the built in software will not compress your image, so you will need 2 identical sized partitions.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom X3 ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition Nforce 590 GeForce 8600 GTS 4 x 1gb Mushkin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 x 160 gb Sata, 2x750 gb Samsung Drives in raid 1 16x LiteOn DVD+/-RW Mikershaft Winders 7 32-in Samsing LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard Ultra X2 Extreme Edition 750W Titanium Modular CoolerMasterCM690 Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 
Mouse Pad
the one with the gel wrist pad from Office Depot 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom X3 ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition Nforce 590 GeForce 8600 GTS 4 x 1gb Mushkin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 x 160 gb Sata, 2x750 gb Samsung Drives in raid 1 16x LiteOn DVD+/-RW Mikershaft Winders 7 32-in Samsing LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard Ultra X2 Extreme Edition 750W Titanium Modular CoolerMasterCM690 Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 
Mouse Pad
the one with the gel wrist pad from Office Depot 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Windows
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Copy windows for later use?