Recently, I had a problem with my samsung laptop's screen. Samsung said they would fix it, free of charge, but I was told that the hard drive would be wiped, before they installed a fresh copy of windows 7 and shipped it back to me. I've been looking into ways of keeping all my data and programs, as I've spent a lot of time customizing the way my Windows 7 looks.
I got a copy of acronis true image, and created a complete disk image of my hard drive, and stored it on an external hard drive. (I have also backed up the data separately, just in case)
My question is, when I get my laptop back, will it be as simple as installing acronis again and restoring the image, or is there something i've missed out?
Before you restore your laptop with your custom backup image, make sure you save the new hard drive's contents ie. when you switch on / boot up your repaired laptop, for the first time ... just in case you hit a snag!