That's just the install, if you want to restore the entire system, you'll need the .ISO image to create a boot CD. (This full .ISO also has the installers for 32-bit and 64-bit on it...)
And I suggest everyone try booting from the CD once you create it and confirm that it can see the backup you've made. (And that backup is stored on a SEPARATE physical hard drive or other media, so if the drive fails or your PC is stolen, you have it elsewhere???)
Basically a re-worked O&O Diskimage that's been around for ages. Does anyone see any feature to recommend this program over the stellar Macrium Reflect Free except maybe for what seems to be an incremental backup feature? BTW, HD to SSD cloning works flawlessly with Macrium - no need whatsoever to re-install the OS.
Depends on what's on your hard drive to be backed up. Could be 10 Gig, could be 1 TB. You should have an OS partition, and a data partition (or preferably, an OS drive and a data drive...) Makes backup and restores easier and faster.
A lot of word or excel files compress extremely well. If you have a lot of pictures*, then you won't save much.
* JPEG's are like fake boobs, they don't compress well...
I just used a free software package Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition to disk clone my 500gb laptop hard drive to a 120gb ssd. I am posting this because I had a hard time deciding to use free software or to just buy a package. Also I had a hard time deciding whether to clone or reinstall all of the software. I am glad I just cloned. I downloaded the software from softpedia . It took around a 45 minutes to make the clone. Good luck
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