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Default Creating a bootable DVD image WinXPHomeSp3? - 09-04-2009, 09:35 PM

I've just ordered and am waiting for an external dvd-burner for my Mini9. One of the reasons I got this burner was to be able to use it on both my Mini9 and my d945gclf2 Windows 7 DVR computer I built.

My question is, is there a free program available that will let me create an image of my existing Mini9's SSD and create a bootable 8GB Dual Layer DVD? If that makes sense. I just want to be able to backup the SSD as is, and than start playing around with either Linux or Snow Leopard (got that for $25 smackers from

In a couple of months I might also get a bigger SSD (at least 16GB) for the mini, and I would like to be able to just do an image restore onto the new SSD from the old stock Dell STEC 8gb one.

Thanks for the time, and if there is another thread/guide about this that I missed due to my cruddy search skills please point me to it. Thanks again.

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Default 09-05-2009, 05:18 PM

It doesnt make a 1 disk bootable backup, but I use Acronis True Image Home for cloning and disk image backups.
Its a good program that I've never had a problem with, and its fairly cheap (around 50 I think).

It doesn't make the backup disk bootable, but you just make a bootable rescue CD with it, and then once you boot to that just eject that disk and put in your DVD with the backup.
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Default 09-05-2009, 09:54 PM

I don't know if there is a way to image a Windows system onto a bootable DVD or even bootable USB drive.

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Default 09-05-2009, 11:06 PM

It would be a whole lot easier to just switch the stock SSD for an upgrade to play around with.

Check the for sale section of this forum for used stock SSD's, they are usually pretty cheap.

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