I have a 16GB USB flash drive which contains a backup of my Windows 8 installation DVD among other important programs. Considering the importance of what is backed up on it, I am interested in carrying out an exact backup of its contents to a Western Digital 1TB USB hard drive. With data files such as jpegs, mp3's. avi's, etc, I have been using a simple copy and paste method which did not require the use of any 3rd party backup/restore utility. However, I am not sure if such steps would be enough if the flash drive has actual installation software such as Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2013, etc. on it.
The operating system on the computer which I will be using has Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit on it. The USB port version is 2.0 just in case that information is needed. If more details are needed regarding the goal at hand, please feel free to let me know and I will furnish it upon request.
Thanks so much in advance for any shared insights or suggestions given to this question.