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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Windows Vista™ by Shelley O’Hara, Ron Mansfield

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17. Safeguarding Your Work

In This Chapter

Many beginning computer users are understandably skittish about using the computer. They think they are going to “break” it. Really, there’s not much you can do to ruin your computer, but you should take some precautions to guard your data. With the cost of backing up data plummeting, chances are the information on many computers is worth ten times the hardware cost, and recreating lost data, if it’s even possible, costs much more than protecting it.

Another safety issue is checking a disk for problems and repairing them. This chapter ...

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