Creating a permanent partiton with reformat ISO

By killershadow
Oct 28, 2010
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  1. Hi all,

    How can i create a partition which can be used as a reformat back up.
    This is to avoid having to use a DVD ISO with windows 7.

    The partition i am referring to is something laptops have where if they need to reformat they just reformat from the 'saved ISO OS image' in a permanent partition without having to insert a DVD with the OS data files.

    So basically - how to save a permanent OS image on a partition which can be used to reformant the computer when booting up.

    Hope someone can help, considering i may not have been too clear.


  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Something like Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image would do this. You either need a partition on your boot drive (other than the boot partition) or space on another drive to store the image of your OS.
  3. killershadow

    killershadow TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 32

    So i create a permanent partition on the main HD, then use Norton Ghost to create a image of the 'newley' formatted C drive to be saved in the 'new' partition which can then be 'reactivated' to perform a reformat should the C drive become corrupted etc?

    I will look into the Norton ghost which i have, but will also look into Acronis True image.

    Thanks for the advice.


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