Learn What to Back Up and How Often

You must make sure you have good, solid backups that you can trust. You can easily get gunked up with a virus; even the most secure computers can catch a virus if you hit the wrong web site at the wrong time, or open an infected e-mail from a trusted friend. Of course, if you’re poking around in the Registry, you can create your own problems just as easily. And you well know that you must always be prepared for disaster or theft. Bad things happen to good people (and good computers). Be a good Boy Scout and be prepared.

What and How to Back Up

So what should you back up and how should you do it? For the home user, I suggest creating a complete backup using Windows Backup and Restore and storing it on a separate ...

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