What I do is create 3 partitions on any hard disk and leave say 100 gig for W7 OS and around 80 gigs for the backup of the OS only and create a DATA partition. Hence on a 500 gig drive you get around 300 gigs for data. I then make all the defaults for W7 folders transferred over to the DATA partition. W7 allows this but it is a bit tedious to do. But the benefits are huge as the OS only can be backed up using W7 to the 3rd W7_Bkup partition and as there is no data transferred I can then and even remotely rebuild a clients computer for them. Why W8 dropped this wonderful ability that W7 had beggars belief.
For some programmes that wont let you move the files out of C drive I use Syncback Pro to do it for me overnight automatically. It wakes my W7 PC up and does the backups and then goes back to sleep. Slick piece of software is Syncback Pro.
I also have a programme that someone in middle America wrote around Ghost 11.5 that will allow me to make a one file image file of any W7 build before it goes onsite. A gem of a tool this is, as I can store these image files cheaply to use for a full recovery if needed at any time. Huge time saver.
W7 is the best OS I have sampled from Microsoft and W8 does not cut it for me. As one person said on one of these forums it will be something else for an OS for him/her if Microsoft tries to force people to W8. Yep, it could be Linux here I come????? I am pretty impressed by Linux and at 71, I arent too old to learn either.
If I can finished with QED
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