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PC back-up of system

Information on the subject is confusing. I'm looking for a straightforward inexpensive method for backing up the whole system.

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what OS and what type of computer your using will be very helpful

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The first method is to remove all the restore points. Unless you are 100% sure you will never need to restore to a previous point then by all means do it.

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