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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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3.15. Safeguard Your Computer with a System Image Backup

You can restore your system in the event of a major crash by performing a system image backup using Windows 7's system image backup feature.

Backing up your documents is important because a program crash, power failure, or imprudent deletion could cause one or more documents to be corrupted or lost.

However, PCs can also succumb to more major calamities, such as a virus or a hard drive failure. In such cases, you often lose access to your entire system. If you have just your documents backed up, you can restore them, but first you must reinstall all your programs and devices, reconfigure Windows 7, apply patches and security fixes, and perform other chores to get your system back to where ...

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