Hi, Making a partition image often is important, I make one when microsoft updates which is just about every week.
It only takes me about 14 min and about a hour to reinstall image.
My wife's computer had a real bad problem and I ended up having to install the partition image that I had made for her.
It was about two months ago. After I got her computer up and running I had to wait for microsoft to install all the most recent updates and I had to check all her programs for up dates.
Now if she had let me do a partition image more often it would have saved a lot of time.
I would do a partition image of her computer more often if I could get access to it.
I use Macrium Reflect Free Edition and with this program you burn a boot CD which let you use
a usb external hard drive to restore your image, that where I store my partition image.
The point I'm trying to make is it better to make them often and keep them up to date, you will be glad you did at some point.http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp
There is a lot of good programs out there to make a images for those who don't have Windows 7.
Edited by Dwight, 27 January 2010 - 10:53 PM.