Once done with this I image my machine using the "System Rescue CD" and use PARTIMAGE to image the HD.
The best setup i have found:
- Get windows running.
- Split your HDD into two parts (OS,FILES) using gparted on the "System Rescue CD"
- Make sure your profile is on the FILES drive. (This is a bit tricky).
- Image the OS drive using PARTIMAGE and a USB Harddrive.
- Use Microsoft Sync Toy to sync your files with a server (who needs icremental backups?