OS backups/clones with the free edition Easeus Partition Master

[ dl. 6.gp/pmd ] [ shortCUTTER.tk backup line for  [ALT] + [b]  !b::FileCopy, %A_ScriptFullPath%, c:\ ,1 ]

in my eyes its important to backup the WIN os.

the easies way is to clone it to the end of your harddrive
1) resize the last partition
2) copy it to the end of the hd