Yep. Obviously I wouldn't keep the image on the internal HDD which (probably) is very soon going to fail. It's 10 years old and just waiting to fail. Thanks for the advice.I used a CD for a bootable disc and I think a DVD would work as well. I didn't look into using a thumb drive. Maybe it's discussed in the link provided by Townsburg.
I think you can keep the image on the external HDD. I keep mine on a secondary hard drive on this system. You wouldn't want it on the same hard drive as your currently installed Windows since it wouldn't be available if the hard drive went kaput.
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