Creating Images with Paragon Harddisk manager 2010 Professional

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
We are having problems restoring images in different computers.

This is the scenario, we have around 40 computers all of them are Windows XP Professional and all of them have almost the same kind of hardware (this computers where build, No Dell, No HP), so we were thinking about creating 2-3 images that will help us restore windows on all of them, or having 1 good image that we can use in all of them.

We have a few questions.

1.- whats the best way to check all the hardware in the computers to see whats compatible with the image? we are using CPU-Z, is there something else better than this?

2.- We know there is an option in Paragon called "P2P Adjust OS" does any one knows how to use this option, and how reliable is it?

3.- Is it possible to load all the drivers for all the different hardwares into 1 image, so the computer can look for the correct hardware?

This is how far we are.

We made an image on a computer, and restored that image on a different computer with the same hardware, relaying on CPU-Z and it worked.

We also made an image for a computer with this information:
(we got this info from CPU-Z)

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 530      
Mainboard: Intel / D915GAG      
Chipset: Intel / i915P/i915G      
Memory:512 mb  DDR PC3200 (200 MHz)      
Graphics: Intel 82915G Express Chipset Family

and restored it in a different computer that had the same hardware except that this computer had two different video cards, and CPU-Z was only able to detect the Intel card and not the ATI card. The image didn't work on this computer, not sure if the video card had anything to do with this.
Question by:Kaptain1
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    What didn't work with the second computer?  I'm guessing you got a blue screen on startup?

    The only drivers that I'm aware of that you might need to worry about are the Chipset and Hard Drive drivers.  I'm assuming you're using the P2P (physical to physical) restore.  Does it prompt you for the option to add additional drivers at any point during the restore?

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    We been using the quick restore wizard, not P2P. Could you provide detail instructions on how to use P2P? is this option available on "Paragon Harddisk manager 2010 Professional"?

    if I install paragon in my computer I only see a "P2P adjust OS" option.
    If I boot from CD, P2P is not available, the option is there but I can't click on it, any Ideas?

    Finally, if I use P2P, does this means that I can make a image of any OS, and then restore it using P2P and upload the chipset, and HDD drivers, and this would let me boot from it?
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    with acronis products, instead of cloning, you do a backup, and then you can set options under the restore options.  dig around the settings, it should be there, i see it listed under the specifications as a supported feature.

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