slipstreaming windows vista

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  1. Findecanno
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    I ordered a new computer from newegg and it comes with windows vista. My friend says that alot of computers dont come with backup install disk and I would like to have one In case the operating system crashes. My friend said I should slipstream it when it first comes so that I have a backup disk just in case something happens. I really dont know much about slipstreaming but all the sites I looked at said that I need the install disk for it to work. Does anybody know of a way to do it without the install disk?
     
  2. Jiggah

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    I think you're confusing the words. Your friend meant "image." Imaging makes a copy of your entire drive. Slipstream means taking an install disc and adding and taking stuff out of it to make a more compact installation. Slipstreaming is no longer recommended for Vista, it's not supported by vLite.
     
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    ah ok [​IMG] how to ya image it then?
     
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    Get a third party program that supports it. Acronis True Image comes to mind. Of course that one isn't free, there is a trial to try it out. Someone else may know a good free alternative.
     
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    DriveImage XML