just got a new laptop with windows 7 on it, and I'm looking for backup advice.
My old laptop runs on Vista and I used BounceBack to create a complete image of the HD about once a month. I'd then unscrew the bottom of the laptop, remove the 'original' drive, and replaced it with the freshly copied one. If this booted up ok and worked I'd leave it in the laptop and store the original drive somewhere safe.
The next month I'd do it all again - copy the entire drive, swap drives, check it all works and then store the drive safely.
Here's my question....
BounceBack doesn't appear to work on W7 (from what I've read). But can I use the built in back-up facility in W7 to do the same thing? (i.e. create an image, swap drives, and then carry on)
Or do I, as I fear, need to create an image in W7 but leave the original drive in place?
The reason I say 'I fear' is that by doing things the way I have up to now I know for sure I have a workable drive at my disposal should the worst ever happen. If all I'm doing is creating a backup elsewhere I have to hope it will work if ever needed, and I'd rather not go down that route.
Thanks for any help,