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How to backup the settings and state of programs and restore it later?

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I want to change the OS and later restore the setting of programs.

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You can't backup the applications in a system OS unless you perform a full backup of the entire partition or manually export the settings for each one. If you want to backup the entire partition, Acronis True Image is a good solution, however, it's best to install a fresh OS and keep a backup of the old one. As for the applications installed, it's also recommended to install them from scratch and then import the exported settings/data from the old operating system.

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