Your not wrong. Solves that problem dosent it.
I had to elaborate further on another board so I am pasting it here also.
Acronis True image guide.
First step is to put your OS on its own partition or hard drive to keep
the size manageable.
Install Acronis and create the boot cd.
Boot with the cd and follow the instructions. Very easy to follow.
You can put your image on a hard drive or onto cdrs and dvdrs.
When your image is needed boot again from the boot cd and follow the
If you like that clean install feeling which I do I handle my images in
just that way.
I reformat and install my OS. I then put on all my trusted programs
which I know do not mess with my system. At that point I put an image
on my hard drive. I then go get the ms updates. I create another image
on my hard drive. I also write that image to cdrs. I figure at that
point it is set up the way I like it. I don’t delete those other images
off my hard drive until I have reinstalled that last image so I know
all is well with it. At this time play all you want with your pc. When
the time comes that you have some programs that you want to add to your
image collection go back to your last image created and put it back on.
then install your new programs and image again. I bet in five years I
have used my images 50 or more times. I play around with alot of
programs and it never fails that something goes wrong.
Also after I got my dvd writer I thought that would make it easier but I found an image on dvdr was not as reliable. Don’t knoiw why and didn’t fight it long. I just went back to cdrs.