Is it worth taking an image of XP

  TommyRed 21:56 25 Nov 2003
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Gonna be setting up XP tomorrow when the desk arrives, what I want to know is how safe is System Restore and can it be trusted. I have True Image on my 98SE and was going to do an image after all my programs are loaded, what the verdict on this. BTW XP was pre-loaded and I only have a recovery CD. TR

  VoG II 22:00 25 Nov 2003

In my experience System Restore is good -- until, as in my case I had a really serious problem and System Restore would not restore (related to the other problem).

So, if you have imaging software, use it!

  ©®@$? 22:01 25 Nov 2003

i dont like system restore, trust an image more!

worth the time to do an image!

  muppetmark 22:02 25 Nov 2003

Personally I'd say yes, system restore can be a bit of a space hog on your HD, viruses can also be trapped in restore points, deleting them will lose all restore points created too.

I use DI 7 on my system

  Simon_P 22:03 25 Nov 2003

very reliable
I have had it running with very few minor problems for about 18 months

System restore is very good.

I back up important stuff as always, but have never lost any data.

It is up to you if you image it, only you can decide that really.

However I have full retail version and not restore pack, not that should make any difference.

I belive that the restore packs are infact an image.

  christmascracker 22:06 25 Nov 2003

I would say yes without a doubt.

I've got True Image too and wouldn't be without it.

As I've said before it's saved me a good few times

  ©®@$? 22:08 25 Nov 2003

click here

need i say more

  beeuuem 22:21 25 Nov 2003

I'm a great believer in belt and braces. While SR has saved my bacon in the past, TrueImage is always worth having 'cos SR can fail to work and it will always be just when you need it.
Make an image.

  TommyRed 22:47 25 Nov 2003

Thanks aii, image it is. TR

  TommyRed 22:49 25 Nov 2003

Typo, should be all not aii. TR

  The Spires 00:44 26 Nov 2003

Image, Image, Image.

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