Thanks to much help here on this forum, I now have a clean and fresh install of Win7 on my desktop that is running as I want it to.
I'd like to create an .iso image of my configuration (as well as a boot disc), so that if I run into any problems in the future I can restore it myself (rather than asking for help here AGAIN).
After a Google search, I attempted to create an .iso by clicking Start Menu > Getting started > Back up your files > Create a system image.
When I attempt to select my USB drive (I want to write the .iso to a thumb drive for storage and to also save a copy on another computer), the system tells me "The drive is not a valid backup location".
Even after some GoogleFu, I'm lost here. What I need/want to do is to create a complete .iso of my system along with a bootable DVD that will allow me to reinstall it if it becomes necessary in the future.
The USB stick I am attempting to use has been formatted and has more than enough capacity to contain the .iso (I believe).
So, what am I not seeing here? How can I accomplish this or is there a better solution?
Thanks in advance for the input, if I need to supply further details, please let me know (and PLEASE be as specific as possible).