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IBM System restore from USB memory key?

Posted on 2009-07-10
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Hi,

Is there any way to convert the IBM system restore DVD to USB Key?

I think it may be allot quicker for some of our newer laptops and maybe for older ones too.

Is there an application out there that allows you to build an image of a computer to a USB mass storage device and have that be the system restore disk when you boot from it?

Thanks
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by:Dextertronic
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You can make a bootable USB key and run ghost from it.
Or boot to a USB key and run XP.Vista/Windows 7 setup.
Lok at Symantec Ghost

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by:SysExpert
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Best solution is to create a fresh restore for each model and then use Ghost or free alternative to make an image that can be put on a bootable USB device.



Free Drive imaging Free ghost alternatives
also some free alternatives

http://ghost.radified.com/ghost_alternatives.htm
http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=16534

http://www.clonezilla.org/
 
http://www.osalt.com/ghost

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image.html  free for 30 days full version

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/06/17/how-to-create-full-windows-backup-by-imaging-without-using-norton-ghost/

How to do a new hard drive install, copy a hard drive copy ghost a drive

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_20092048.html

I hope this helps !

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by:Hal-itosis
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Ok, thanks you both for your replies.

Is it then possible to boot an ISO image or series of images from a USB key using some sort of boot loaded that emulates a CD rom drive?

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Hal-itosis earned 0 total points
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I found no possible way to do this so ill close this question

Thnaks
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