Sorry if the thread is a bit redundant as I just read a few threads that I think have answered my question. Basically what I want is a base system image with my OS/common apps ready to go. I like to start from a relatively clean slate every so often. No need to backup system changes like driver updates etc. I can always create a new base image from scratch when that becomes necessary. From what I can tell the best option for what I want is to clone my OS. Please let me know if I am mistaken.