I have system recovery pretty much under control. My question is how to make it easier. I have an HP netbook that has a separate partition for system recovery files and there is a utility on the primary hard drive that allows for a complete resetting of the system back to manufacturer's original installation settings. The nice thing about this is that I don't have to exit windows and use an external utility. I would like to be able to do the same thing with my desktop computer. If I make a separate partition for a recovery image like this, what program would let me do the recovery like my netbook?
Currently, I am using Acronis to make a disk image and when I need to restore my system I go through an inconvenient procedure. I place an Acronis utility disk in the CD ROM and reboot my system. The utility loads itself without running Windows. I select the backup image from my external hard drive and re-install it. This works well.
My question is that I would like to do this like the HP netbook does which is much simpler and easier? Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
Edited by PC Genie, 21 June 2011 - 11:39 AM.