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Imaging XP to external drive and restore back from external drive

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I have a test environment with 3 different PC's.  I have an XP base build for each which is slightly different.

I would like to be able to make copies of each system to an external usb drive ( all 3 on same disk ) and have the ability to restore easily by booting from the external drive.

I am not sure of the best way around this.  Any suggestions
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I have found the best way to do this is with a pre-installation environment and some imaging software, in my case I use BartPE and Symantec Ghost.

BartPE can be found here: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ and if you have a copy of either Symantec Ghost or Acronis True Image, you can use the BartPE builder to add these programs as plugins for your BartPE bootable disc.
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Hi,

Thanks very much for your input.  Through following your links and advice I have found something called Clonezilla at http://www.clonezilla.org/ which from the looks of it will do everything I need it to.


Thanks for you help

:)
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Great.

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