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Microsoft® Windows 7 Your Way: Speed Up and Customize Windows by Michael Miller

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19. Backing Up and Restoring Data

Part of having Windows 7 your way is making it run faster—which is what this final section of the book is all about. Optimizing Windows 7 can take many forms, from configuring some basic settings to making hard-core registry tweaks. But before you attempt any type of optimization, you want to make sure your existing data is safe, just in case you screw something up.

Consider this chapter, then, a bit of pre-optimization advice. It’s all about backing up your files and your system so that you can restore everything to its previous condition in the off chance that one of those tweaks goes bad.

Backing Up Your Files with Windows Backup

Safe optimization means protecting your system in case something you change ...

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