Amd Athlon 64 processor 3000+ , 1.0 ram . 80Gb internal hd . Radeon 9250 . Windows 2000xp professional sp2 . WD elements 500 Gb external hd .
We did not receive any recovery disks with our custom made computer in August 2006 ; bought from a shop that was recommended to us . This gentleman has left the country I should add .
You may have guessed that we were computer illiterate then , know a little bit more now . We did not have a barcode on the tower either but have got that with a bit of research .
Our question to you is this , how can we backup our OS ( legal we think as we do get updates ) and possible backup our the pre installed software . Our fear is what would happen if the dreaded crash happened . Now there are well known software companies out there & they can charge but being pensioners our monies are a bit tight these days so would appreciate a freeware solution .
Finally I should add that our personal docs. , photo images and music are safely onto the external hd .