Ensure your next Windows reinstall goes without a hitch with the help of these essential tools and utilities
When you next come to reinstall Windows, it pays to take precautions in the form of various backups—File History is essential for personal data, but what about program settings, and how about a fail-safe backup in the event of a botched reinstall?
The reinstall process is also a good excuse to make changes to the way you organize data on your PC’s main internal and external drives, while you’ll also want to make sure that you have the latest versions of the Windows installation files, to save you a lengthy post-install update process.
All these potential problems are covered by our favorite reinstall tools. You’ll find the best drive backup tool in the business rubs shoulders with our free partition editor of choice and the Windows Media Creation Tool, which ensures you have the latest version of Windows 8.1 or 10 on your PC.
Throw in a couple of other handy applications we’ve tracked down for you, and your next Windows reinstall just got a whole lot simpler (never mind safer).