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Fast and simple disk image restore

Last Modified: 2016-10-27
I would like to be able to image an entire Windows XP hard drive (I'm not too picky about the imaging process as it would be done by a technical person).
Then, I want a non-technical person to be able to restore the image.
And, restoration shouldn't take but over night - which seems achievable.
Perhaps I'm asking a lot but it's a good objective.

Any suggestions:
- with what tool / tools?
- how? e.g. what process would the restore entail?
(I would prefer that there be a boot DVD that would do the whole thing).
I suspect that an external hard drive would be the storage location for the image but ..... ?
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