Just like the tittle, I need to reinstall windows 7 due to an all game breaking problem deep within my system. So I want to restore everything from my external hard drive, and I want to keep all my programs and game saves, but which of the two do I use. Also will a system image save a copy of win7 because I don't want that when I restore. I'm typing this from my phone so I apologize for any misunderstanding.
Edit:I am also at school so I won't be able to reply immediately.
I use a program called rollback rx its like a time machine for windows, and windows does crash I am able to restore it to a earlier snapshot and am back up and running in seconds no more reimaging or anything like that. Here is a link if you like to read more about how rollback rx works. http://www.rollbacksoftware.com/
Hey Steeve, I think you are looking for a strong and robust system restore solution which keeps your system configuration as it is, right? so rather than going for imaging solution try Faronics Deep Freeze. May be you heard about it. I'm also user of it from last 2-3 years. It keeps my system configuration safe and if any thing wrong happen with my system, simple restart will solve the problem.