Is it possible to make a copy of my XP Operating system as it is now. It is running the most efficient that it ever has done before, has service pack 3 and all updates. I know it will only be as of today and will require updates if i reinstall ever. The XP disk i have is nearly 5 years old and when i have used it previously, for some reason does not install video or audio drivers. So i was hoping to be able to make a clone of it as it is today. I will be back on tonight to see if any one can help me with this. Thanks in advance for any help.
Acronis and Easeus are good products, but they are primarily aimed at making images of entire disk partitions. So if you have your system set up as a single partition (e.g. C: containing OS, pgms, data etc.), then the image would contain all of that and a restore of the image would put everything back as it was at the time the image was made. So if you were to restore, you might want to back up all your data before doing the restore (so that you could then fold the latest data back in to the restored image).
With Acronis you can backup to external or even a seperate internal as the acronis disc is bootable and will look for Acronis images to backup from you can also do incremental backups periodically as well so it will then add anything new sinse last backup.