Installing windows from image

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vertigo, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hello,

    i would like to know if foratting my hard drive and installing windows is as good and stable as formatting and installing from acronis image that has windows installed already, but no other programs.

    thankyou :)
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yes, as long as you're restoring the Acronis image on the same machine that the backup was made on, of course.

    I prefer using images actually. Restoring an image is faster than reinstalling Windows, and you don't have to re-activate your copy if it was already activated before you made the backup. :)
     
  3. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks netryder :)

    do i need to format first before i restore from the image?
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Not necessary. You can just boot from the TrueImage recovery CD and restore the image to the existing partition.
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Like netryder said: All you have to do is run the image restore and it will do all you need ..
     
  6. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks to both of you, understood :)
     
  7. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Create regular backups using Acronis is good. When you restore, you start from where you last saved.... a bit like saving your progress when playing games really. :)