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Reinstall Windows from scratch and restore my applications + settings with minimal labor?

Reinstall Windows from scratch and restore my applications + settings with minimal labor?

Over the years I often had to reinstall Windows. I have all my data on a separate hard drive, so I can format my C drive and start from scratch. But this takes a lot of time, and then I also need to reinstall the drivers and often used applications like Google Chrome, Windows Live Messenger, uTorrent, etc... Then I also loose all my program data like iTunes playlists, uTorrent metadata (download progress etc), chat transcripts, ...

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You could use Ghosting software (such as Norton Ghost) to clone the freshly set-up partition to another drive, or other medium. Once you have the master image deploying it to replace a messed-up/old installation of windows is trivial. You can even use that method to set up multiple PCs, subject to licence restrictions.