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    Silver Member cmputrskillme's Avatar
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    Ghost for XP?

    Anybody know where I can get a "trial" copy of Ghost for XP? My old copy doesn't seem to be working......now that I got the stupid Maxtor hard drive to work, I need to ghost it for the guy.

    Thanks,
    Sharon

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    DrvImagerXP (http://www.softnews.ro/public/cat/13/2/13-2-39.shtml) is a freeware drive imaging tool

    DrvImagerXP creates and restores drive images of FAT32 and NTFS partitions for the Windows2000/XP operating systems.

    It makes backups of your partitions, but does not copy file-by-file, it doesn't know anything about files!. It creates a mirror image (but not reversed) of a partition by coping the sector bytes on the partition. And it does this very fast! You can create images of different operating system setups and swap them out in just minutes!

    For example, you can install XP on partition C:, then use it for a few days, setting all your options, installing your favorite programs with their options, etc. Now that you have the perfect system, you can use DrvImagerXP to create an image of your C: drive, and if you have other partitions (D:, E:, etc) you can create images of those too. Later, when you feel you would like a fresh system, restore the images and your system will be identical, in every respect, to the way it was when you created the images.

    You can create setups with completely different operating systems and swap them out at will in minutes! It does the same thing as commercial programs costing $60-$70, but it's free, and updates are just a click away!

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    This looks like a good little program BB, have you tried it out? Being Freeware, does it have spyware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site
    This looks like a good little program BB, have you tried it out? Being Freeware, does it have spyware?
    Our affiliate site, OSNN review version 2.2 of this program:

    http://www.osnn.net/articles.php?act...showarticle=90

    Very interesting review, and goes into some detail about the operation of the software. It is not for everyone, but it is free, and it does work.

    As for spyware, I believe it is spyware free and adware free.

    The downside to this program is this:

    So that said, when using this program there are rules that need to be followed.

    Rules
    # You must have more than one logical drive partition (not including the CD-ROM drive) to use DrvImageXP.
    # DrvImagerXP will not restore an image file to a partition with a differing file system.
    # DrvImagerXP will not save an image file on the same partition as the drive partition it is imaging.
    # DrvImagerXP will not allow restoring the partition that contains the currently running operating system (system partition).
    But if you want a better version, I recommend buying it so that you get support if something goes wrong. Especially for critical files that you don't want to lose.

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