How to make restore discs?

June 16, 2009 at 15:52:09
Specs: Windows XP Home OEM

I have an XP OEM PC and was wondering how to make restore discs (not restore points).
So I don't have to install security updates for XP all over again and my security program is up to date.
Right now all my drivers and updates are current. So I would just like to make restore discs for future use, because I had to format my hard drive 2 times already... why? I would rather not get into it.
So how do I do that?
it's an XP OEM so it doesn't have the option to make restore discs?
What's the best program to use?

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June 16, 2009 at 16:40:44

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June 16, 2009 at 16:59:17
"it's an XP OEM so it doesn't have the option to make restore discs"?

Actually most OEM computers DO allow you to make restore disks, ONE time.

The Restore Disks will restore the computer to the same EXACT state it was when it came from the factory. You should have those AND the types described below. Read your manual to learn how to create a restore set.

What you actually want is to create an image of the entire partition. Acronis is a good imaging program.

Below is a good deal on Acronis. Read which versions of Windows are supported by each version and use that info to make your buying decision.

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June 16, 2009 at 19:57:29
There is also a free programme at Macrium Reflect which is excellent. Google will find it!

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June 18, 2009 at 13:39:02

Thank You to all who answered.
Just what I needed to know!

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June 18, 2009 at 13:42:50
are there any good free ones? :P It is my birthday today!! Ha Ha

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