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Ghost image

I purchased a laptop and the person from whom I purchased it gave me a GHOST image of my laptop, in case I should happen to want to go back to the original settings.  The name of the file is XXX.GHO, but when I double click the file, it states that Windows cannot open this file and to check for a software to install.  I also tried installing this via startup, but all I get is the options for LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIG, safe mode, safe mode with networking and so on.  
How do I run this dam thing.
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You have to have a working copy of Symantec Ghost to read and use that Ghost image.
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So If I install a copy of Ghost on the PC.  I can then double click on this files of the CD and then I can run the image?
You could use the Ghost walker (I think that is what it is called) feature to pull individual files off of the image, but to use the image to re-image your machine you would have to make a Ghost boot disk and run the image outside of Windows.

Also something to note is that you have to have a version of Ghost that is the same or greater as the version used to create that image or it won't be able to read it.  We have been using Ghost in the office here for several years and have stayed on the same version because we didn't want to have to redo all our images.
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