Hi Pamy, I see what you are saying and I have a full image for back up purposes. What I actually want to do is just back up the O/S so that if I want a clean start with just the O/s loaded I have that option. If I do a full restore of the image how will I know what to remove?
Just remove any prog that you do not want eg. AVG, Norton Ghost, Paint shop pro, Ms office etc. etc. If you only wanted an image of the operating system you shoud had made an image when you first installed it on your HDD. Do you see what I mean?
Pamy, Yes I do see what you mean, but this is the first computer I have bought that does not have an O/S disk with it so I was hoping to create one but not so simple it seems. I also see your point Fruitbat, fair comment it would open the doors to piracy.