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I need instructions on how to use purchased external storage unit purchased, no instructions included

I need to download my computer info to have it reformatted. No instructions were included in the box. I'm not very adept with electronics.

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Because the reformat or restore process erases everything on your computer, it is critical to have a backup of any important files on your computer. You will also need your original software install disks to reinstall any software you have purchased.

  • Write down or print out all notes and internet pages because once the format process begins, you will no longer have access to them (or anything else in the PC)
  • As already stated, BACKUP all important files and data! When you reformat your computer everything will be erased!
  • Make sure you have all the CDs and other software. All programs will have to be reinstalled after you format the hard drive. Don't forget about software that came with hardware such as printers, scanners, etc.
  • Write down the brand and information for all the hardware on your computer. Look in the Device Manager and make note of the brand and model of network adaptors, video cards, sound cards, printers, modems, and displays. After reformatting you might need this information to reinstall drivers. You might want to read from this site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348

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On the other hand, if you only want to back up your most important documents, a USB drive should suffice.

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Determine how much space you'll need to back up your Toshiba laptop's hard drive.

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On the other hand, if you only want to back up your most important documents, a USB drive should suffice.

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Right-click each folder and then click "Properties." Do this for your C: drive, too.

Locate the "Size" or "Capacity" section on the "General" tab.


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http://download.cnet.com/macrium-reflect-free/3000-2242_4-10845728.html


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