I know there are loads of questions about Windows 7 bouncing about at the moment, but basically, can anyone tell me of a quick / easy way of backing up things on my computer, so that I can do a clean install of Windows 7? I'm fine with the backing up of files and folders / music / videos / photos etc. Its just the actual applications and programs.
I have loads of applications on here that i've built up over the last couple of years and I'm hoping there might be a simple way that i can actually back up some of the applications as opposed to having to completely re-install all of them. Or am I going to have to do it the hard way?
This includes things like printers and broadband setups etc. I just find the whole task of re-installing everything again a complete and utter chore!
Any advice / tips or any software that might help me with this would be much appreciated. I'm even happy to buy software as long as it works and does the job i want it to, so any solutions don't have to be free software related.
Thanks in advance, and obviously rep to anyone that can help :)
P.S. Sorry to post probably the one millionth comment about Windows 7 and installation!!!!