Thank you both. I can create the windows backup image and have done so. But how do I boot up the laptop with the new blank HD
so I can restore the image? That is what has me worried.
> You can restore the image to your PC using the tutorial at System Image Recovery
This tells you how to do it
1) From Backup and Restore in the Control Panel
2) From the System Recovery Options Screen
That tutorial assumes you have a working OS to go to. I will not when I put in the blank hard drive, and therefore not be able to go to neither the Control Panel nor the System Recovery Options Screen
. Hence my concern.
How do I create a boot CD that will let me get to my backups on an external USB hd?