Disk Imaging has rapidly become a must have tool for most users because of its convenience, speed, and altogether ease of use. With disk imaging software a user can safely recover their computer from a system crash or a bad virus infection without having to worry about reformatting and reinstalling the operating system. With drive imaging there is almost no reason at all to have to reinstall Windows because it offers you the ability to restore an image to your hard drive in a fraction of that time and accomplish the same thing while keeping all of your programs and important data. For many users this has made Windows backup and other file backup solutions redundant.

There are two different types of Disk Imaging programs, online and offline. Most imaging software now days are online programs, meaning that they can run and create images inside of Windows while the operating system is running. The offline type are the programs that run in an alternative operating system such as MSDOS or Linux, to create and restore backup images while windows is not running. Although most Windows users love the normal GUI driven programs, there are advantages to using either type of this software

Starting from easy ones :

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