One of the biggest concerns facing home computer users is the thought that sooner or later something’s going to go wrong, and either the computer won’t start, or it will misbehave. This can result in being without your computer for a while and paying expensive repair costs.
As the author of Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out, I’d like to share with you some of the best ways that you can keep Windows 8.1 running smoothly and can rescue it easily in the event that something goes wrong.
Files and documents on your computer may be important, so if something disastrous happens to your computer or if you have to reinstall Windows from scratch, you’ll be pretty upset if they are wiped. This is why the most important thing you can ever do with a computer is to keep regular backups of your files.
File History will back up everything in your user folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, and Video). It will not back up anything outside of these but you can add other folders to your Libraries to include them in the backup. I will show you how to use Libraries in Chapter 13.
Windows 8.1 includes an excellent backup program that ...