He guys. I am posting this cause I cannot stress the importance of having a system stored on an external HDD. The only cost to you is the price of the HDD. But that cost will pay for itself when your system is full infected that you cannot repair it or your internal HDD failures. Use one of these FREE programs shown in this article. My favorite is Paragon. Windows 7 users also have Windows 7 Backup and Recovery they can fall back on. Just remember to ALWAYS make a bootable recovery cd with either of these products.
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