Your right for the most part. But if you manage it correctly, it can be a
Sometimes, when you know you have not added any programs... you can only
restore the one partition.
It's also a good idea to have a text file handy, with the image. Each time
something is done to your system, you document it. That way, when you do a
restore, you will know what program was installed after the image was taken.
Of course you want to update the images every so often and after any major
programs have been installed.
I'm not saying its an easy thing to do. I've just been through so much in
the years that I now know what I have to do to make it work. Imaging of
your partitions is a great method to stay a head of the game.
"Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> You still have to restore both the OS and Apps at the same time or there
> a serious risk of some apps having incorrect registry settings, wrong dlls
> etc. All the imaging software I've used has some mechanism for splitting
> images over several DVDs.
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
> JCO wrote:
> > The only value of having your applications on a separate partitions
> > is if you Image your partition as backups. It makes the images
> > smaller and manageable. You can fit them on a DVD. I always
> > operate with a 3-partitions (OS, Apps & Data). Many times, I've had
> > a problem that only a restore from an image would fix.
> > Just my 2 cents worth.
> > "John Barnett MVP" <firstname.lastname@example.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
> > news:ObYF0JZsGHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> >> My Vista 'test' partition is like Kerry's 20GB. Although i haven't
> >> put all of Office 2007 on. I simply install the applications i use
> >> the most. However, the full version of Office 2007 is on my Windows
> >> XP partition> the XP partition is 30GB.
> >> I also agree with Kerry regarding installing programs on a seperate
> >> partition. There is certainly no value in it at all.
> >> --
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> >> "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> >> news:e4cuseYsGHA.1284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> >>> Ridesy wrote:
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>> Want to install Vista on it's own partition as dual boot with XP,
> >>>> question is for Vista (or XP on it's own for that matter), how big
> >>>> should I make this partition if it is to be the OS only with all
> >>>> programmes etc on a separate partition and files on yet another??
> >>>> Thanks
> >>>> Ridesy
> >>> I have Vista on a 20 GB hard drive. With Office 2007 it's almost
> >>> full, ~6 GB free. I wouldn't go any less than 20 GB. Why install
> >>> programs on a seperate partition? There is no advantage to this. If
> >>> the OS gets corrupted you will need to reinstall or restore both
> >>> partitions.
> >>> --
> >>> Kerry
> >>> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
> >>> www.VistaHelp.ca