What About Back Ups?

 It does not matter whether you have a home computer or a business computer,  if the information on your computer is important, BACK IT UP.

All or some?

In the past, backup media was expensive and limited in size.  We only backed up critical data.  To restore a system, you had to reinstall the operating system, all of the application software, configure your system, printers, etc.  Then you could restore your data.  It might take many hours to get back where you were.

Today, the media is much less expensive and has much greater capacity.  With external backup hard drives, you can backup an entire computer.  The later operating systems, like Windows XP and later, include backup software.  If you run a full system backup, including system state, you can restore a system back to where it was in only a few hours.

 

Next - Verify your backup