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I need an application that can backup and restore images from command line FROM windows. My need is as follows:

  1. Load an image of windows
  2. Restart
  3. Load a new image of windows
  4. Restart
  5. Load a new, 3rd image of windows
  6. ....

Any idea how to do it?

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What do you mean by loading an image? – KronoS Dec 21 '10 at 23:22
Maybe you should consider using a VM instead? – AngelLeliel Jul 6 '11 at 23:37

If you're talking about operating system imaging, for applying and creating Windows images you generally use Windows PE and ImageX. Also see the definition of Windows Imaging Format (WIM).

You could also, a bit more advanced, dabble with Boot From VHD and simply change VHD files to boot from.

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Thanks Oskar. That means that I need to install the full SDK to support WinPe from windows. I need a simple solution to change the opeating that will be loaded every boot. XP - BOOT - than VISTA- boot -Win7... Any idea how to perform that? Thanks!!! – user59990 Dec 24 '10 at 21:39

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