Computer Newbies forum

General discussion

Question about Norton Ghost

by alma1227 / October 9, 2007 7:02 AM PDT

If this isn't the right phorum - pls direct me to the right one !
After the last time that my computer was formatted Pentium 4), and Windows XP, Office and some other programs installed the technitian made me
a Ghost Image, and boot disk I'm not sure which version - maybe 2003(just in case,).
Now, after a year the computer isn't in good shape and I thought of using the ghost image.
If I change my Ram memory to a new one larger and faster,(I need to do that) and afterwards restore that image, will it work?
I mean - if any hardware was changed between the time the image was created to the moment of restore, does it make any damage to the image?
And same question regarding change of my DVD burner. I bought a new one, but haven't installed it yet because I was thing to do the Ghost thing....
Does it matter if the burner changed, or the memory? Or is it only necessary that the motherboard won't change...
I want the computer to work with all the programs, and not need to reinstall it all.... that's why Ghost exists, doesn't it?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Question about Norton Ghost
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Question about Norton Ghost
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Where is the GHOST image ? Is it on another hard drive or
by VAPCMD / October 9, 2007 12:09 PM PDT

on DVD or what ?

Adding RAM won't have any affect.


Collapse -
by alma1227 / October 9, 2007 3:54 PM PDT

the image is on another hard drive, I have a copy on a DVD.

What are the restrains about hardware in order for the image to fit the computer? I recall that I once learnt something about the link between the physical configuration of the computer, and using Ghost.
Am I mistaken?

Collapse -
OK to use
by Willy / October 9, 2007 9:06 PM PDT
In reply to: reply

I see no issue in changing the current ram to more and the DVD drive to another one. The Ghost image doesn't require the "actual same" devices but does need a DVD in order use DVD stored data. Just be sure that source and destination are properly acknowledged for your needs. If you don't have a manual or need further detailed help, Symantec/Norton support website has a help guide on the topic. Here's a forum link that may help:

tada -----Willy Happy

Collapse -
Thank you
by alma1227 / October 9, 2007 10:23 PM PDT
In reply to: OK to use

If I get your meaning : you say I can do both things,
and that shouldn't affect my ability to restore the ghost image later.

Thanks for the link, but I woudn't use Symantec's assistance because
I haven't purchased the Ghost, the technitian used his and helped me create the image.

Collapse -
You do have the pgm.?
by Willy / October 10, 2007 3:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you
Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
Laptops 20,411 discussions
Security 30,882 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
Phones 16,494 discussions
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions


Meet the drop-resistant Moto Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life. It can survive drops without shattering.