I have always been a big supporter of keeping system images through the Windows install process as well as before doing any updates. Windows system updates for example can occasionally go bad. Installing new software is always risky (ILOK...). Occasionally everything goes well but the new software is buggy or has a bug that you are not going to live with. Imaging is the easiest way to keep safety backups of your system.
Are you going to Upgrade to Windows 10 ?
You Really won't need me to remind you of this after all Microsoft have been trying to hammer it home for the last year but it's finally come to crunch time. If you are going to do it, you had better do it now.
I'm not going to try and convince you one way or other it's your choice hence why we have been relatively quiet about the subject but have always been open to offering advice to those of our customers who have asked for it.
When was the last time you created a backup of your system that would allow you to restore back to its current state in a matter of minutes?
If you are well organised you might have this all under control but I would bet the farm on the majority of people do not have this in hand and only occasionally create backups or even forget until its way too late and the damage is done.