So the parts I ordered are coming for my new rig (I already have some of them), and I can hardly wait to set up the comp.
My question is, How do I make a backup disk after i load the op system and get all the drivers on there?
(2.5 years ago I bought a compaq. This computer didnt even come with the OEM windows disk. To get my computer back to the new state, i would just insert the disk and reset my computer. After a basic menu, the process would start. Part way through it would ask for the next DVD. The whole process would take nearly 2 hours. I liked having the backup disc to for when i wanted to start fresh or if i was having big computer problems.)
Is there a special program that i should get? I dont mind obtaining one. I just need to be pointed in the right direction. I did some web searches, but often found stuff to backup data files. I just want to backup the basic operating stuff and maybe a few installed programs so that i dont need to use the op system disk, driver discs, etc.
Acronis True Image 10, period. Don't get 11 which is buggy, so say some users. After os install, install ATI, do a manual backup for the OS drive to somewhere else like a 2nd partition or harddisk or DVDs. Then make a media builder (rescue) disk that boots off a cd/dvd.
The best thing about ATI is that the whole archive is a clickable virtual drive that can be selectively restored using copy & paste in my computer.