My real thing I would like to do is make an installable USB drive on my 8GB thumbdrive.
I want it to have windows pro 64 bit- but with all the things I also install. Office, Winrar, adobe Reader, Thunderbird, Firefox, Chrome, security essentials, etc....
And my goal would be to have a DVD or thumbdrive that I could insert and install from- and have a set up working version of my OS the way I like it.
Next time I bother to spend a day clean installing - I want to create this so I can revert back to it anytime and possibly even install it on another machine.
My concern with the restore or Acronis method is that it might be custom set up for say my laptop or my desktop- which have very different drivers.
I would rather create an install USB drive that does not have custom MFG drivers installed- and thus I could/would do that after the install.
I mess around with enough personal PC's and change out SSD drives playing around enough that it would be great time saver.
I would love to be able to go from a RAID0 SSD array to a single SSD and back... all with simple 20 minute installs.
There is a "core" i start every install with. That is what I am looking for, Beyond that I don't mind installing other stuff and messing around... but it would save me tons of time.
Originally Posted by Mfusick
I have Seagate and WD drives. many of them.
Plus New egg has the DVD version for $9.99 so I am not opposed to spending $10 on a good piece of software.
It ends today.
Better method the MS custom install method or Acronis ??