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Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Paul McFedries

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3. Preparing for Trouble

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 ...

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