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

skeptic

Senior Member
#1
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
 


#2

patcooke

Microsoft MVP
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#3
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
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).
 


geek

New Member
#4
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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