Firstly, thanks brink for the great work in creating this tutorial.
I have used the windows 7 to create a 'System Image' a few days ago on my desktop PC so I was somewhat already familiar with the process, and unfortunately or fortunately, depending how you look at it, i have had to use it once already [BSOD, driver
conflict by the look of it] so i can tell you from experience how valuable they can be.
Then it got me thinking that I have a Dell laptop that I do the bulk of my important stuff on, and on have regular backups of the registry and System Restore points, but have not yet created a 'System Image'.
So before I go ahead and create one, I have one rather simple question, that I somehow may have missed that has already been asked within the 56 pages on this topic.
My laptop has a 500 GB drive that is one big partition [C:\] only taking up a total of 170GB, however, my personal folder takes up about 110GB of the total space and I don't really want it in the System Image, as it contains stuff that (1) is already backed up else where, and (2) other stuff that I want to keep for now but not too concerned if I lost. I feel worse case, I can at least somehow get most of it back if i had a severe crash.
Anyway my question is, I don't think Windows 7 System Image creator allows you to select or omit what goes in/stays off the image, is that correct??? If so, is there another such System Image creator that will allow for something like this? I want everything in the System Image except my personal folder that holds the 110 GB mentioned above.
Thanks in advance to all.