Can I clone....
my windows install and then use that clone to lay it back down if ever needed AND not have to reactivate?
I reinstall a lot. I think I spend more time screwing around with the way the computer operates than I do actually operating it. Probably a common theme for many here. I don't want to have to reactivate every time (it's OEM, I can see them balking at some point) so I'm thinking I could set it up like I like, update it, activate it and THEN clone it with something like clonezilla.
If it matters it's OEM Win7 Home Premium.
And I stuck this here because it weren't for screwing with linux, and my lack of knowledge doing it, I probably wouldn't need this precaution.
Antec900, AMDX6 1090t, nVidia GTS450, PCPower&C 750W Silencer, Corsair H70, OCZ Vertex2, Asus M4A88TD-M/USB3.
Win7, Ubuntu10.04, Linux Mint.
And two cats that make me glad I have an air compressor.