Backup vs. Disk Imaging
by tombauman - 1/11/11 6:55 PM
I am running Windows XP Professional.
I have been backing up my Data and Program files religously for several years.
I recently performed a cold operating system install. When I restored the backups I found that none of my programs ran. I believe this is because they needed to be Installed no copied back to the hard disk. After going through the pain of reinstalling them they run fine.
If I had used a disk imaging program whould this problem have gone away?
I have read several articles on imaging but none address this question.
Any advice or clarification will be appreciated.