Backup an installed software
I have a newly installed SSD in my system (with OS etc installed on it), but I'm not too happy with the boot up time (1 min 15 s). So I am planning to look over the BIOS settings (mainly thinking of setting AHCI-mode for my SSD) and then make a clean install to see if that helps things out.
I do however have a whole lot of programs, custom settings (registry changes etc) and custom drivers installed, and the thought of reinstalling all these is not very tempting. There for I want to make a backup that I can use after the clean install to get all these back. (All my files, media and such, are on a secondary drive - no need to back them up).
However I am a little bit worried that restoring my system from a complete system image will result in a corrupt system. Like if I change something in BIOS that is critical for example. A clean install of Windows 7 would be fully working, since it adapts into the current configuration. But if I then restore to a complete system image of my earlier system I am afraid that it would behave like if I did these changes to BIOS without any reinstall.
So: is there a way to backup and restore all my programs (and preferably drivers too) without risking of restoring into a corrupt system?
If it is possible with the built in windows backup/restore I am glad, but of course third party programs works as well.