31. Protecting Your Data from Loss and Theft

The All New Backup and Restore

After years of providing slow backup and restore programs that ignored the widespread availability of rewriteable DVD and CD drives, Microsoft made its first big turnaround in Windows Vista with the introduction of the Backup and Restore Center (which is just called Backup and Restore in Windows 7). Although the features and functions of the Backup and Restore Center wildly vary by Vista edition, all Windows 7 editions provide a consistent, fast, and easy-to-use File and Folder Backup Wizard (occasionally referred to as SafeDocs backup) that supports rewriteable CD and DVD drives, as well as external USB and FireWire hard disks, internal hard disks, and shared network ...

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