I have recently got a Dell Inspiron 15R (core i7 with 1TB) with Windows 8 pre-installed. I tried to get familiarize with Windows 8 and didn't find much inconvenience. After thoroughly reading the "Windows 8 thread" on this forum, I upgraded it to Windows 8.1
I plan to shift to this laptop but in case my favorite software show up compatibility issues with Windows 8, then I will have to install Windows 7 on it.
1) What is the best and sure method to backup this internal hard drive in such a way that I will be able to restore it to the original state as it came out of factory?
2) Has anybody on this forum ever done this before? I mean removed the original OS, tested something else and successfully recovered it to original factory state / settings ?