I am going to format my C: - fun, huh? Opine here, please. Should I use imaging software, backup software (are they one in the same?) or should I just copy the files I want to my external hard drive, re-format and then re-copy?
Backup/Imaging Software - if I need it, I don't want to pay for it. I don't want something overly complicated either. Any recommendations? I am not very experienced in the backup/imaging software niche so I am looking for some honest opinions and direction. I would be looking for a program that is proven to work and one that does not have some crazy size limitation of 4GB like some that I have found.
Download.com listed a few free programs: IZ Arc
, Simply Safe Backup
... among others. I also visited some G2G forum threads about a similar topic Backup Software
and Free Software
which had some good information as well.
The bottom line is what is my best avenue; image, backup (assuming they operate differently) or copy? If it is image or backup, which software should I use?
I appreciate any and all replies...
Thanks in advance!