In This Chapter
• Assuming the worst will someday happen to your PC and preparing your PC (and yourself) for that day
• Backing up your precious (and irreplaceable) files
• Taking “snapshots” of your system’s current state just in case you need to revert to that state in the future
• Creating a handy recovery drive or system repair disc that lets you get your PC back on its feet even if your hard drive goes down for the count
• Making an exact copy of your system and its files so that you can recover everything down the road, if necessary
You’re in what I like to call ounce-of-prevention mode when you’re taking active steps to guard against and prepare for PC problems. A big part of ounce-of-prevention mode is the unwavering ...