Originally posted by shank643 -- also you might try Norton Ghost.
][i]Yess, Ghost definitely does the trick![/i]
However, take care to choose the right mode, or ghost will make a 1:1 copy, also backing-up all the empty space (as I assume Nero has done for our first poster)
I like the "multicast server" in Ghost very much (you can make an image consisting of multiple CDr's on another computer through the network or parallel cable and dump images to clients too.
[i]A while ago I wrote a tutorial for the Ghost multicast server in another forum, would anybody here be interested if I'd post this tutorial in this forum???[/i]
I also use a lot of command swithes to exclude large files like the windows swapfiles, and also exclude stuff like cookies, mp3's in the ghost image
There's also a bit of info in my tutorial on how to make an autobooting CD from a ghost image.
Every client I build a computer for gets an autobooting set of ghost CD's. When they screw up their system and phone me, I just tell 'em to boot to Win NT (I make dual boot systems with the NT partition hidden) burn their personal stuff on CD, stick in the first Ghost CD and reboot, replace the cd when the system asks for it.
:)I believe computing should be fun:)
Of course I know how to copy disks. Where's the xerox machine?