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    Any particular recommendations for drive imaging software for Windows 7 machines? It's for domestic use.

    I've been using DriveImage XML but was wondering what others use.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Win PE cd with ImageX and then capture/apply WIM files that way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    Win PE cd with ImageX and then capture/apply WIM files that way?
    dont they need to be sysprepped first though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    dont they need to be sysprepped first though?
    You should be doing that no matter what imaging solution you use.... (Although I do believe fog has a third party tool that does the same stuff that you can run after) And in a domestic situation it wouldn't really cause a issue if you dont, The issues it most commonly causes in schools/business is duplicate SIDS which WSUS/Most AV central management systems use for telling different systems apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    You should be doing that no matter what imaging solution you use.... (Although I do believe fog has a third party tool that does the same stuff that you can run after) And in a domestic situation it wouldn't really cause a issue if you dont, The issues it most commonly causes in schools/business is duplicate SIDS which WSUS/Most AV central management systems use for telling different systems apart.
    for home use i assumed it was more for backup rather than actual deployment

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    I'd say imagex again, you don't have to sysprep unless you're rolling it out to various machines. I tend to image before I sysprep so I can easily go back and install/change software.

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    Windows 7 has the option to create a drive image built in.
    Control Panel>System Security> Backup and Restore>Create a system image
    Also gives the option to create a System repair disc
    Works perfectly.

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