what does reimage do? and why do it?
Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:10 PM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:43 PM
As I was saying in chat, I'll post to your thread, so here is the post. By the way, I'm Jeff from chat (if you didn't figure it out)
Ok, here's an easy way to explain it, I'll break up the response into different parts.
Why and What?: The reason some people choose to reimage their machine instead of formatting it, is simply because of the fact it can be faster and easier. Why is it faster and easier? Because an image is basically a "picture" of the OS and whatever you have installed on it when you take the image. Most people take these images of their machine, after they install the OS and all their favorite programs. So all you need to do is put that image onto a new HDD and you have a copy of the way it was before.
Purpose: Well, let's say something happens to your OS or your HDD, and you needed to reinstall Windows. Well, instead of having to reinstall everything, you just reload the image onto the HDD and you're back to the image you took. Now, you don't have to reinstall all your programs or anything. A lot of companies do this to save time when there is an issue with one of the computers.
Hope that helps.
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