I wanted to post this in the MDL Projects page, but for some reason i dont have rights to post there ... OK, here goes, My job entails looking after computer labs, these computers are being used by kids, which mess things up, alot. I then started making backup images to a external HDD and as soon as a virus hits, or some dude decides to mess around somewhere, i would just deploy the image, and set the PC back to its normal/earlier state. I have been wondering/trying to see if it is possible to set up a recovery partition, similiar to those "Press f5 to do a system recover" and just through an image on the hard drive in a seperate partition so, when all goes wrong, i can easily just recover windows to from the recovery image on the other partition. I have tried to read up on this, but cant seem to get anywhere, has anyone successfully done this before, that would give me some guidance? Thanks in advance. Just a few extra points, 1. Most of the labs are having 25 PC's with XP (will be going over to 7, but not anytime soon probably) and a Server 2003/2008 PC. 2. If it is possible to do this with free/open source software, that would be great, because the company that i work for is not very inclined to give money away for software.