can i clone my W2K on ntfs?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vlad_l, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. vlad_l

    vlad_l Guest

    I intend to install win2000 on a computer with ntfs, along with a couple of other software;

    I heard it is possible to create an image of the newly installed system and use it on other computers with the same hardware configuration.

    What I want to know is if i can clone w2k from a ntfs and what software should i use for creating the image...????

    Please anyone help!

    thanks.
     
  2. scizzors

    scizzors Guest

    couldnt u just put the hard drive in another comp and do a disk copy or something?
     
  3. vlad_l

    vlad_l Guest

    i am in a lab at my university, the computers are the same (hardware), so i would not want to stay and install the same software and OS on each one;

    i want to know if it IS possible to somehow create an image of the first installation on the other computers.
     
  4. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Well yes there is a way for to do want you want. There are a couple of programs that I'm aware of that will make images of your drive and in thoery should let you install it on other systems with the same hardware specs. PowerQuest's Drive Image or Norton Ghost will do this
     
  5. vlad_l

    vlad_l Guest

    thanx a lot;
    i will try them, and in case anything goes wrong i hope i will get your support again;

    thanx again!
     
  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    nero does as well
     
  7. Frankque

    Frankque Guest

    does it work with NTSF file format? I did it once but only work for FAT format.
     
  8. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Ghost will do both NTFS and Fat32.
     
  9. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Well I've not actually used Ghost or Drive Image yet. But as Dredd said Ghost does support NTFS and FAT32 and I beleive Drive Image does as well
     
  10. you have to use Norton Ghost 2003. This version will support NTFS
     
  11. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Wow, Chastity! It's been a long time since I've seen your name here!
     
  12. Un4gIvEn1

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    Well... if you ghost one PC and then put that image on another on the same network it will not work. The SIDs would be the same, thus causing a problem. You would need to remove the SID from the image before using it. I believe that Ghost comes with SIDWalker (?) and that will do it. Otherwise you could always just set up a network share and install Windows off of there using unattended installation. This method is much better because it will work with PCs that have different hardware and it is much easier to update.