Need help to take a system back up of Windows XP desktop along with all installed drivers (printer, DVD player), and other programs like Office 2007, IE 7 etc. I had to reformat C drive & re-install all operating systems from original diskette due to serious and pesky virus. Everything is fine after 2 days of hard work. I would like to burn a CD or take a back up of the current system on an external drive so that if same thing happens I can just restore from this CD. Any help or suggestions will be highly appreciated. As a background, I installed XP from original CD, applied updates SP 2 and SP 3. Installed Lexmark printer driver from original CD & applied updates, installed DVD decoder & then applied updates, installed Office 2007 & then all updates etc. Lost all IE7 Bookmarks.
My idea is to take a total system backup now so that I can easily install if I had to reformat the dive again. If it is easier to take the backup without the user data that is fine. I have user data backup. If there is an interest I will list the details of this spyware, the steps that I had to go thru & why I had to take this drastic step.
Thank you in advance.