I’m in need of a free (and reliable) application capable of not only backing my computer up at designated times of the day but that is also capable of providing a single CD or DVD restore approach for everything as if I were installing Windows from the ground, up… I’ve used that “Acronis” program before and I’m thinking that might be what I use now, but do any of you have any suggestions? Have any of you used “Toucan?”
For example, let’s say my computer gets a virus–which it did a few weeks ago, and luckily, I was able to remove it after some effort–and I need to restore my computer from a previous state before contracting it… I’d like to simply pop in a disc, reboot, and then everything gets reformatted to the respective version the disc has on it… This way, I could burn the bi-weekly or daily discs as needed and always be prepared! …I hate viruses!
So that said, are there any programs out there that can do exactly what I’m talking about above?
(Obviously, I know nothing about backup software, so any insight into all this is very appreciated.)