Tuesday 19 October 2010 5.32pm
Hi J N
Backing up your important docs and pictures is a good idea - backing up your whole hard drive as an "image" is way smarter.
That way, if your main hard drive fails - you can simply buy a new one (really cheap these days), plug it in, and recreate the entire contents of the old drive (including the operating system, all docs, every picture, every application and even every single setting and tweak you had on your old drive) from the "image" file.
Is this hard to do? - nope.
You will need...
1) A new hard drive installed on your PC for the backup (or old one if you have a spare).
2) A copy of this software
That's it - do a backup once a week (I do).
My PC died about a year ago - and I simply restored my main drive from the "image" on my back-up drive and it was as though nothing had happened.