While the built-in backup/restore may be ok for some, many have gone onto Macrium Reflect, Image for Windows, Acronis True Image, or any one of a number of free and pay-for backup/restore programs, utilities. My personal choice: each of my computers has two dedicated 1TB usb ext HDs that receive periodic full images of the OS and data partitions. Many use NAS, DVDs, USB sticks, in short, use whatever is available, affordable, trustworthy and the "look and feel" and operations you become comfortable with.
Edited by RolandJS, 03 October 2016 - 08:49 PM.
"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." -- Ben Franklin revisited.
Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)
Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)
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