How To Make a System Image of Windows XP System
Posted on 2011-10-13
I have a Dell Vostro 1710 laptop running XP sp3. It does NOT have a floppy disk thus the Backup Utility that comes with XP won't work. It wants the floppy disk.
In this 1710, the hard disk is starting to die. I would like to create a system image (like I can on Windows 7) that would allow me to install the new hard disk and take the system image and lay it down on the new disk. My goal is not to have to find all the software that has been installed. I don't have any viruses or issues.
I don't want to have to buy any software like Ghost. I have a CD/DVD writer on the laptop and I have USB disks that can be used.
Any thoughts or help is greatly appreciated.