I have been using a program called XACT COPY to create an Identical duplicate copy of my hard disk inbluding OS, all settings and data.
If the original Hard Disk fails, you just replace it by the clone & you are ready to go in less than 2 minutes with everything on it including OS, Settings & data.
The problem is, it works only for Win XP.
Is there an application that will do the same thing & work for Windows 7 ?
I hate drive images. I like to have an Exact copy of a Hard Disk always ready that I can use instantly if my Original Hard Disk fails.