Is ShadowProtect Desktop 3.1 the right product for me?
Hi -- I am a non-techie user, running XP Pro SP2 on a Dell Dimension 4600, with an 250GB external Seagate HD. I would like to have the security of knowing I can restore everything quickly, and I am considering buying Desktop 3.1.
I read the very positive review at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2254465,00.asp#member_rating, but I am a little worried that this program is going to be over my head. Also, based on something I read here in the forum, I am confused about whether it will simultaneously back up the system and the user data files -- and I want to be sure that it will get all data across all users in XP Pro.
Frankly, based on the screenshots in the review article, I think I might be better off with Norton Ghost 12, which seems easier to use for non-techies, but it doesn't seem like users are finding it reliable. Also, I have had Norton products on my computer before, and I didn't like them, and had a hard time uninstalling them. Plus, I didn't find that Symantec gave good customer support.
Any suggestions? I know I can download a trial, but am not sure I can manage restoring a trial backup without messing up my system.