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Backup my hard drive with just the system

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Help me understand something.

I want to work off of 2 drives. 1 for my OS and another for my games and apps.

If my OS gets corrupted or screwed up in some way and I want to do a fresh install, I would have to reinstall the same games and apps again, right?

Because the OS needs to have copies of whatever I install in the registry and main drive.
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Some games don't need a reinstall. Ones that do though, install quickly because all the files are already there and it just checks to make sure.
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If you've got two drives, you can clone your drive using Clonezilla. It's worked pretty well for me so far on my computers. Then all you have to do is revert back to the clone you have saved, saving you time (and many drinks as you sit and wait).
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