Getting tired of setting up accounts

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by hansrijf, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    Gents,

    it is my task (among a couple of others) in our household to mess up both our desktop computer (Win XP SP2) and laptop (Vista Business) every once in a while.

    We are a family of 4 so everytime after rerererere-installing XP/Vista I have to go through the "nice" job of setting up all 4 accounts (documents, music etc are on a NAS which is connected to the router) and policies again.

    Is there a way to save the settings and policies so I will not have to spend too much time next time I've messed everything up? (a one click job would be nice!)

    We are on a homenetwork (wired (desktop) and wireless (laptop) using a router) and use a NAS for our documents, pictures, music, movies etc etc but we're not in/on a domain.

    If you need more info, pls let me know.
     
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    Windows server :)
     
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    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I remember reading somewhere that if you make and Image of your hard drive right after a fresh install of windows(drivers, settings, etc) that it can be restored very easily and faster than formatting. How you do it though completely eludes me...
     
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    With any imaging tool such as Ghost or Acronis :)