Thursday, June 23, 2011

3 Super Way's to backup Your PC

The first backup and most known way to backup your PC is with software that saves files and folders to a certain location on your hard drive or external device such as a dvd burner or high capacity usb thumb drive,also called flash drives. Backups with these programs like Cobian backup and Comodo backup you can have the program compress files so they take up less space on your media.

The second choice and not as well known, is backing up the registry, this way the backups are much smaller and
do a full backup from a specific time kind of like system restore. There are a few free registry backup programs but the one I use most  is Erunt very easy and fast to use just click on in windows xp and run and pick a place to save.Windows vista and 7 users can use it but will have to shut off user account control in system settings first.

The Third and my favorite is to use an image program such as the free Macrium Reflect this will even let you make a emergency cd to restore your system even when your windows will not start. The image program saves everything including your files and folders,settings, drivers even the background wallpaper you were using before your system crashed, long as you changed your background wallpaper before your image was created.

There is clonezilla and backuppc for linux and mac.

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