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    Yes, but you need to buy the Premium version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winderfun View Post
    I've always used Image for Windows to do regular drive backups. An issue came up when my PC motherboard failed. It was under warranty so I limped along with another computer for two days until it was repaired.

    I've used SYSPREP.EXE to generalize and move a hard drive to a new machine, how might I use a backup or an intact hard drive on a new machine if I can't boot it using the same hardware and perform the generalize?

    Theft of the pc would be another scenario. We use CrashPlan for the data but I certainly like to avoid a complete reinstall.

    The only option I've come up with involves duplicating the drive, running SYSPREP on the duplicate, and storing it. Major hassle!

    I've used both Image For Windows and Image For DOS to migrate to new hardware (with Retail versions of Windows). Boot the Rescue Disc/USB Drive and restore. Update any drivers necessary, and it's good to go.

    If you have Image For Windows, you should also have Terabyte's OS Deployment Tool Suite (part of the IFW package) and there are plenty of tutorials on the Terabyte site and help forums to get you through if you choose to go that route.

    But as I said, I've always just done a restore and updated drivers; pretty painless, but YMMV.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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