Vista Home Premium backup is only a file and folder
backup app. There are plenty of free ones around. This is a popular one: Free backup software for Windows - GFI Backup Home Edition
There is a completely different kind of backup. It is very important. That is a partition/disk Image
The Paragon and Easeus you refer to are for Image
backups are essential if your operating system gets badly infected, or corrupted, or you can't boot in , or the Hard drive fails.
You simply restore the image
- either back to the same partition , or if the HD fails - get a new HD and restore the image
In a few minutes you will be up and running with the operating system , all the updates, programs, settings , and any of your personal files and folders. Everything that was on the partition/drive will be restored exactly as it was at the time you made the image.
You can usually also ( as an added bonus ) find and copy back just individual files from the image
, if you need to.
Generally, people make occasional Image
backups - say once a month.
They do separate file/folder
backups more often - once a week ( or perhaps every day if you are writing a novel ).
The reason for that is an image
backup is a larger undertaking - you could
do one every day, but most prefer to do an image
occasionally , then also
do selected file/folder
backups more often - as it there is much less involved in just backing up a few files.
Hope it helps.