Best program to backup your system?

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  1. Gundam

    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    I'm looking for a program that creates an image of your system. I basically want to install all my software/drivers/settings and then create a backup image of my system. That way I don't have to reinstall all of my programs the next time I want to reformat. Does such a program exist? Any recommendations?
     
  2. Nefarious77

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    Norton Ghost is what you are looking for.
     
  3. Boogieman117

    Boogieman117 PSN: Boogieman117

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    Yes, Norton Ghost FTW.

    Be sure to read up on Ghost vs. Sysprep though.
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    MSBackup can do this as well. It requires that you have a floppy disk to store the info about which backup file should be used, and a Windows Install CD in order to start the restoration process, though.
     
  5. Gundam

    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    Anyone have any experience with Arconis?
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Ghost FTMFW
     
  7. Schproda

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    I tried on 4 different WD drives with 3 versions of Ghost and got errors when it was 99% complete. I use Paragon, boots to a Linux GUI, has USB support and all that. Much easier and better, even boots from a CD.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    I had that problem too. I was able to fix it by running a full ScanDisk on the drive before I tried to image it again. It turned out there was a fault in some part of the disk that Ghost didn't copy until the very end of the operation.
     
  9. Schproda

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    Not knocking Ghost but if you booted to a CD with Paragon on it, you'd probably never want to use Ghost again. This program is great.
     

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