backing up configuration and data

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by Big Game Hunter, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. O.k Im planning to upgrade my computer in the near future and once ive configured it exactly as i want it I want to be able to save it like that. So that if say a trojan of some kind or cookies etc accumulate on it I can simply revert back to the original saved harddisk. Do i need two hardrives to backup my original settings? Im using xp pro. I know there is a chip or some software that will do this. Basically i want to keep the system fresh as the day i got it by saving it before its becomes infected with viruses and trojans so what i need is a way to revert back to the original settings. How do I do this. Can I back up my hard disk and then just keep reinstalling this backed up copy? Any ideas would be ab ig help. Thanks.