new hard drive small Drive CloningOne of the things we always do at work, especially if we have similar hardware is take Ghost images of Pcs after we have all of the software installed. Get everything set up once and then clone the image to all the other similar computers. Its a great recovery tool also. If your PC gets infected with any nasties or just starts to “slow down” you can get your data off, then re-image it back to the way it was very quickly.

Its great for home machines, too. I came across this software on Lifehacker recently that’s free (personal edition) and looks easy to use. Try it out…

http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm