Imaging software???

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by lucky777, May 25, 2011.

  1. lucky777

    lucky777 MDL Novice

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    I'm looking to be able to setup and configure a new laptop the way I need it, Image it and load that image to multiple other PC's of the same model. I would like to be able to load the image to a HDD and load image to all the other PC's. Any suggestions and software recommendations would be appreciated.
     
  2. lucky777

    lucky777 MDL Novice

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    I actually have tried it using Acronis True Image Home. I created a clone of the drive and it did work proper. I could boot from the cloned drive; however there was no option to boot and transfer contents to the laptop drive. Did I miss something? I chose the "clone drive" option.
     
  3. todo

    todo MDL Junior Member

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    I think what Macrium Reflect Free it's one solution. It's easy and fast.

    1. Install your system
    2. Install macrium reflect free
    3. Build your image in external hdd
    4. Use Linux based Rescue CD, and it's possible Network access and full GUI

    Similar to Acronis, acrsn solution
     
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    I used Acronis on usb stick. Works very good. Recently is switched to Active boot disk suite, its based on win pe and contains imaging software, recover delete files, restore windows password and other stuff. you can download the latest version for free if you google ;)
     
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    PurplebeanZ MDL Novice

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    R-Drive image is very good - saved me a lot of hassles I've had with Acronis.

    Clonezilla is a good free alternative, although it might be a bit daunting depending how techy you are.
     
  6. bludgard

    bludgard MDL Member

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    I use Clonezilla on all my machines. Be they Windows or Linux distros. I first started using the program under XP for Windows 7 has its own imaging software.
    Clonezilla is free and not the most user friendly but has proven dependable in my exploits. I have yet to have an image or clone fail.
     
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    netizen MDL Novice

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    I am using Acronis True Image Home for last two years, excellent piece of software.
     
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  8. mohamedkamel

    mohamedkamel MDL Addicted

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    I use Acronis True Image; it is a very good software :cool:.
     
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    I use ShadowProtect recovery enviroment now. Good compression/speed. It does not have any application to create an bootable usb, but you can use petousb to put it on usb.
     
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    evlad MDL Member

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    #11 evlad, Jul 10, 2011
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    ultimate_live MDL Addicted

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    I´m searching for a Disk Imaging Tool that restores to dissimilar software.
    What is the best one payed or free ?
     
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  13. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    If you have access to an active directory, you can do this with Windows Deployment Services feature.

    If your a home user, cloning would be the best option