Posted 11 April 2015 - 09:00 AM
I don't think so with windows' intrnal image making tool. System images won't fit on one dvd, they are too large but you can burn them to multiple discs. My advice is to get a small external HDD you can or a high capacity USB drive (in either case the device must label itself as a "local disk" when you plug it in, NOT a "removable disk" ) and write the image to that. Window's image making tool takes you through all the steps. The smallest system image you are likely to ever have is about 40Gb for a system with very few programs installed, very few files, very few temp files lying around and no bloatware. A working system with programs installed and files on it will have a larger image, perhaps over 100Gb for a system with a lot on it. I don't think there is any way to take an ISO of the image, easiest just to make it on a USB or HDD ("local" not "removable" disk) and have it ready for use as soon as needed.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB