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Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 12. Backup, Restore, and Recovery

Using the Windows Backup Program

Implementing a Backup Strategy in a Server-Based Environment

Configuring System Protection Options

Rolling Back to a Stable State with System Restore

IN the Unabridged Edition of Murphy’s Law, you’ll find an entire chapter of corollaries that apply to computers in general and your important data files in particular. Murphy says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” That’s certainly true of hard disks, where it’s not a matter of whether they’ll fail but when. When a disk crashes, it’s usually impossible to recover your data without spending a small fortune at a data recovery service.

Even if your hardware never lets you down, human error can wreak havoc with data. You ...

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