In continuing looking up info on creating an image of my Win7 hdd, I found this:
"With the release of Windows 7 this past October Microsoft has provided us with the some new and improved features. One of the more talked about features is the new enhanced Windows Backup and Restore application which now has the ability to create disk images."
Is this a good way to back up your windows partition?
If anyone has used this, please tell me your experiences with and opinion of it.
I did it for my laptop. My hard drive started going bad, so Windows told me to back it up. I just clicked on the warning window and followed the steps to use the default backup to an external drive, a created a repair disc as well. When I got my new hard drive, I put it in, plugged in the external, booted to the cd, In about 40 minutes, my laptop was up and running to the same point in which I made the back up. All programs were reinstalled and everything, all i had to do was get updates that came out after my backup was made. It worked great.
I should add that I think when using the windows built in imager, when you go to use your image to put it on a new drive, it will need to be the same size. I bought the same model drive I had to replace the failing one. I remember reading something along that line when doing it.