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I have my OS set up the way i like it, and im wondering if there is a way to make a Image of the OS the way it is.

Im going to be installing a third hard drive to my raid 0 array and will loose everything in the process.

If i have a large enough spare drive, can i make a image of my current OS boot array and save it to the spare drive.

Then setup my raid array and install windows like normal. Then update my windows to my old OS boot array onto the new array off of my spare drive.

Im not sure if i have made myself clear or not.

Well see

Thank you,
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Acronis or Norton Ghost
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Acronis will do this and it should be easy as well.
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Will windows backup do the same thing?
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Okay well windows back up sucked, it tried to backup my entire drive, even the empty space...

Im trying Acronis now. Im hoping that i can fit it on my 750 gb drive. My current raid array is two 640 gb drives in 0...

But only 250 gb used
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Well i have fully backed my system up on a spare drive with acronis.


Will i be able to reinstall windows on my system, then install acronis and then reset my system back to its old configuration????
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I too would like to know this ^^

I have a 160GB IDE and I want to image with acronis to a bigger, sata drive.
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Bump any body used acronis? Any info ?
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You can run the bootable Acrionis and restore the image from that (you can do it from your HDD or USB or burn a CD or the Acronis CD itself if you have that) - there's an option in Acronis to make bootable media. You wont need to re-install windows just to get Acronis running - just put your image back from the bootable version.
Edited by Darren9 - 12/21/10 at 8:10am
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I too would like to know this ^^

I have a 160GB IDE and I want to image with acronis to a bigger, sata drive.
if you're not imaging to a RAID, then no need for acronis. Use clonezilla which is more reliable and then gparted to expand the partition to the size of the larger drive.
 
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