Hi all. I was wondering if someone could help me clarify what methods are needed to back up your system in case of an infection or crash. There are services out there like acronis that offer back up options for you. I was wondering what the difference was between using services such as these vs. just creating a system image within windows and saving it to an external source? When you create a system image are you creating a bare metal backup of your system? So if you have to reinstall windows for whatever reason are you able to completely recover everything, including your applications and not just files, through the system image you created through windows? or is this feature exclusive to services like acronis? Thanks for any help.