If you're talking about Acronis, then the answer is absolutely. Acronis will read an image from practically anywhere.
Another reason to hurry up and buy it already then.
Getting on that soon. Have it budgeted in for next month now.
One of these days, we have to talk about partitioning drives. Its a lengthy subject. I partition every drive I set up, and because of partitioning, I also set up the computer so that the OS partition image never goes above 5gbs... <snip> ... I think your topic wasn't really focused on a reinstall right away but more so in repairing an error. By the time you decided to reinstall, I didn't think about it.
Hey, no worries. I was hoping to repair so I didn't have to reinstall some of the more troublesome of the programs (like carrying my 17" laptop all the way into work then back home just to get Office installed in it again). But when I realized that the repair wiped those, that became moot. It became more an issue of whether there was any lasting damage to the devices and what caused the failure to begin with so it wouldn't happen again - and we solved all of those quite well. Thanks so much!
As to dual partitions, yeah it is definitely a big and kind of intimidating subject. I'm not very good at it, though I admit I have only done it once. It actually would come in handly on the lappy, I'm very sure, but I was kind of thinking of getting a second hard drive for it and putting all the user data and files on that... 'cuz I'm lazy.
Would be a terrific waste of the main hard drive space though.
Our general desktop has 2 hard drives, and I've never bothered to do more than backup files to it. It still has a bootable XP on it too, never got around to removing it (and that's actually come in handy more than once). I keep meaning to get it more organized, wipe the slave drive, etc but I just never get around to it, there's always something important I need to do instead.
I need to get it done. It'll make my life much easier in the long run. Thanks so much for the link, I'll read up on this. Would definitely like to talk about partitioning more - here's probably not the place though...
Yah, you probably could, but if it's not hurting anything, just leave it.
Did you uninstall the PE builder application yet?. I would do that first before deleting this folder. Truthfully, I haven't used BartPE for so long, I forgot about what to do! I'm sure that you can delete it since you already got your CD. I rarely use BartPE nowadays since any computer I repair normally is so messed up by the time I get it, nothing but a reinstall will fix it. I used to spend 15 hours troubleshooting stuff... now, if I can't clean/repair it in less than 4 hours, it's history!
All the uninstall does is delete the exe. The read me says you can also do that yourself. It's just the compiler/builder program for the iso disk. I was thinking maybe I didn't want to delete the exe, but now I'm asking myself why the heck I want it. LOL, if I need it again, I can just DL it. Thank you again.
It may be that I won't need PE either, but then I'm often repairing and cleaning computers for friends and family and I like to collect tools - even when I don't use them often.
Time to head home. Thank you again makai!