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How do you back up programs?

Dragon Drop

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I know how to back up data files, but is there any way to back up all your SOFTWARE on a USB or other device of your own?
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 23-D030

Slavic

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If you want to back up all software, then much easier would be to add the user data as well, at least the data on the system drive. As a result, this will be a full system backup, quite useful to restore PC after the most of unexpected disasters. As for backup software, it's a matter of personal preference. I use Macrium Reflect to make an image on an external USB HDD once a 1-2 months (more exactly, I use two alternate HDDs to reduce a chance of image loss). To create a system image, free version is enough; paid version also allows to back up the user data only.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro; Windows 11 Pro (Beta channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-6700 (Skylake)
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VIII Gene
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 235PQ
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 (FHD)
    Hard Drives
    Windows 8.1: Samsung SSD 950 PRO, 512 GB (M.2)
    Windows 11: Samsung SSD 870 EVO, 500 GB (SATA)
    PSU
    Platimax D.F. 1050 W (80 Plus Platinum)
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    Google Chrome

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