I have been backing up my Win7 system religiously every week, including creating a full image. I use the built-in backup facility from Control Panel and it always created the image on my external drive (it goes up by about 3 gig with every weekly backup -anyone know why?). But...how do I know that, in the case of a disaster, my image will install OK? Is there any way of testing the process with my backup?
One other thing..if I wipe the drive of an old laptop completely, what's to stop me using my backup image to create another cloned system? I wouldn't, as that would be illegal, I know, but I'm just curious really.
Advent laptop/Dell Inspiron 6000/Dell mini all using XP and 2GB RAM
Dell Studio 15 with Win7 64bit and 4GB RAM
Belkin N cable router (VM 20Mbs)
Voyager 2100 via BT line (8Mbs) as backup
BT Option 3 / Virgin cable 20Mbs
IE8 and OE6 (Live Mail with Win7)