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PC ghosting or imaging software

I am in a shop that hand builds all PCs as they are ordered making each new PC install a small project instead of a simiple task. I was to propose imaging software, but not sure what is the best or most widely used one now. Can anyone recommend something? I used something called imagewrite years ago and have used Norton Ghost a little. What other options are out there?
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I should have mentioned that my experience (myself, clients) is with Ghost. The newest version has a GUI that is workable. ... Thinkpads_User
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i have use Acronis and Ghost - now i'm using Paragon because it's faster, and very user friendly
you can use the free version to test it out : http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/      

macrium reflest is wll known also : http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
Windows deployment services is excellent and free with windows server. you can have a base image which you pxe boot and a driver repository which upon install will be queried so that all your hardware gets the correct  drivers. even better if you already have a server on-site. this way you can have hardware independant images.
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A lot of good suggestions, thanks. I realize computers have to be very similar due to driver issues. We usually buy a block of say 10 workstations that are identical. I was hoping to only have to build one, then just image the rest and leave them on a shelf until they are needed for production. That it is just a case of logging in a new user, customizing email, routine updates, etc. Thanks everyone
@Thor2923  - Thank you, and I was please to help out with all the other experts here.

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