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Backups, backups, backups!

Posted on : 04-03-2010 | By : Chuck | In : Uncategorized

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I can’t stress enough how important backups are.

Backups are your friend. External hard drives are not that expensive. If you care at all about any data on your computer, get an external hard drive and make backups.

Windows XP has a nice little utility that will backup your entire system so when your hard drive up and dies, all you have to do is install another copy of XP and restore the files and system state from the backup. You’ll have your machine back up and running like it was the day the backup was generated, in less than a few hours. Certainly much better than losing all of your data and having to start from scratch.

If you aren’t backing up your data on a set schedule (I recommend atleast once a week) then you really should start. Especially if your hard drive is making funny clicking noises and you notice your computer being generally slow and unstable.