I am in the process of backing up my Windows 2000 server R2. When the backup wizard started I picked to back up my entire computer. My question is does this back up save the operating system as well or just all of the files that are on the computer? Also after I am done backing this server up to my external hard drive is there a way that I can delete all of the files that are on the C: drive it is very badly fragmented and windows defrag does not help. So I guess what I am asking is, Is there a way to delete everything on the hard drive except the operating system without having to delete each file one by one? and then will I be able to use the back up to put my files back on the server? and if so the will the files be saved contiguously?
I know its a long question sorry.