What is the best way, or should I say most logical way, to create multiple factory images of different PCs on one external hard drive? The company I work for, we order multiple computers each month to replace the ancient computers that are dying out.
We don't receive OS install CDs with the computers, but we do get the driver CDs. Since these computers (most of the time) are built with the same specs, same model, etc... is it better to do just one factory image backup, or keep different ones for each computer?
Another question that arises is, with a factory image, does it also include the service tag/serial number in the backup? I wouldn't want to restore a PC with another PCs service tag. When we do start replacing these computers after a couple years, we sell them to our employees without a hard drive. If they supply the hard drive then we can reload the factory image on it for them.