My system is as follows
C:\ Win 7
D:\ Files, docs, app profiles - browser, email etc
(I know some app files are stored on C:\)
D & E are partitions of the same physical drive
I use Easeus TO DO Backup to backup D and E. But nothing as yet for C:\. The problem as I see it for the system drive is that to restore a backup, Easeus has to be running, but if the OS is kaput, easeus can't run. Same if I want to refresh the OS.
What I'm looking for is a suitable method of backing up my System drive for use when the system is unbootable/replaced or for example when I want to refresh the system, so I don't haveto spend hours reinstalling the OS and then the apps. Ideally, after refreshing the OS, the apps from E:\ will work without reinstallation, and of course my files will still be there.
I have plenty of room on D/E and also a NAS where my D/E backups are stored, a few DVDs and a 4GB flash drive and I think maybe an 8GB (when I find it)
I think to those with experience, the above might sound silly to ask, but the last time I had to refresh my OS I couldn't use the windowsbackupimages that I'd made (can't remember why) and it turned into a complete reinstall which is labour intensive. I'm simply looking to ensure my system is fully recoverable in an easy way, and to sort it all out now whilst there is no problem and no pressure.