How can i make complete backup (if possible) to the OS?

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  1. skeptic

    skeptic Senior Member

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    when i go to Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore
    i have option to make backup this one i already know
    but what i want to do is to make complete backup for the OS so if someday
    i would like to format i can restore my backup which already have all drivers and apps on it so i won't have to reinstall all over again which takes hours
    i know how to do it with external apps using true image but its kinda crap cause to restore it i must have some other os installed and i also must backup all partitions
    so i though maybe there is option to do it here more easily since there is backup form
     
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    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    I use True Image all the time and neither of these problems is true. From within TI you can use a tool to burn a bootable disk version of TI which will enable you to run a full recovery to an empty drive.

    It's also worth remembering (if you don't already do this) that it is best to keep all user data on a separate drive, keeping your system drive to a manageable size with just op sys and apps on it (mines about 18GB).
     
  4. geek

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    Handy Backup software can do it well. I have used several backup programs for years, and I recommend Handy Backup, it's easy and reliable backup software (compatible with Windows).
    Hope it will work for you too.
     

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