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A good backup is a copy of any data you wouldnt want to lose in the event of hard drive failure, theft, fire, etc. A copy of your important data on another medium such as external hard drive, flash drive, cd, dvd, network drive.
I dont consider a floppy a reliable medium, dont use those.
A copy of your data to another partition on the same physical hard drive is NOT really a true backup.
The best is to back up (copy) your important data to a reliable and known good medium and store it in a different location than your original data. Different location meaning, not in your house, but in someone else's house.
Back up today what you dont want to lose if your hard drive goes up in smoke tomorrow. Simple as that.
Posted on Oct 23, 2007
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There may be times when all you may need to do is to reinstall a software program.
When this happens, having a backup copy is much more convenient than relying on a total system restore.
Hours are saved, frustration is curbed and getting back on track and up and running in record time are among the real benefits of keeping separate duplications of your software handy.
Learn how to make a backup copy of your valued software so you'll always be ready to reinstall it in an emergency situation.
Access the "Control Panel" from the Start menu.
Select the "Performance and Maintenance" category.
Select "Back Up Your Data" from the Task menu.
Use the "Back and Restore Wizard" option and then click "Next."
Select "Back Up Files and Settings."
Select the option "Let Me Choose What to Back Up" and then click "Next."
Select the software you would like to back up.
Typically, it is located in a similar location:
"My Computer, C: Program Files." Note: Check the box next to the software you would like to back up.
Click on "Finish" to begin the backup process. When finished, click "Close" to exit.
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