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cyberpac9

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I'm looking for the "best" imaging software. If I had my preferences they'd be: free (or cheap) and easy to use (shadow copy for example). A really "nice to have" - hardware independence (able to install on another machine even if not 100% the same machine, like a MB change).
 
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My best choice is Irfanview. "IrfanView is one of the longest-serving and most popular freeware image editors available." - CNET
 

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He is talking about DISK imaging.

It is unlikely that any disk image you take will work fully on another machine although some do get close if the target is identical.

There are things like licence keys that are tied to the hardware and actually use hardware identity keys to check the licence.

Windows is one.
 

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He is talking about DISK imaging.

It is unlikely that any disk image you take will work fully on another machine although some do get close if the target is identical.

There are things like licence keys that are tied to the hardware and actually use hardware identity keys to check the licence.

Windows is one.
Correct, I was talking about disk imaging, sorry.

I am aware of licensing issues, especially with Windows. These are mostly tied to MB (as far as I'm aware). I recently had a fairly new MB die on a machine and had to buy another. Problem was, the specific MB I had die was no longer available. I bought another and contacted MS. They transferred the key no problem.
 

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Acronis is one I've had my eye on. I'm not set on free, of course would just prefer it. I'm cheap. :D I *do* have a WD drive, so that might be a good thing. Looking now...thanks!
 
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