Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:27 PM
I use Acronis. I have MS restore turned off. After my orinal install of vista, both 64 and 32 bit, I activated both and made a raw image of each. I then customised and dittoed. I then installed all my regular software, customised each item and, again imaged the lot. These images are stored safely. If and when I have a problem, I just revert back to whichever image might be appropriate. Laborious? Yes. It took a while but, for the end result (it takes about 25 minutes to rstore the image, including the MBR/Boot sec) and I am back on my desktop again.