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Backup your Data!
Personal documents and photos/videos can be lost in many ways;
accidentally (human error)
by malware (ransomware)
- Manually keep copies on an external USB drive.
- Use cloud storage (+ encryption).
- Sync client such as OneDrive offer Ransomware protection. Find out how.
- Google also offer Backup and Restore. Learn more.
System Restore is not a backup solution.
Let Windows Backup create a system image (Control Panel > Back up and Restore) and a system repair disc (USB).
Staff Notes says: This setup configuration doesn't have a backup plan. We strongly recommend to add a backup solution for your data so that you can restore it in the case of an emergency. Backing up allows the recovery of data that has been lost due of a malware attack (eg. ransomware) or a hard disk crash. In such events you might lose family photos, your music collection, documents, or financial data. Backups are fast and simple to perform so it should be done on a regular basis.
Thanks for yours advice about data backup but I have data backup plan!!!
I manually copy my music,videos,photos,doc... to an external drive so I don't worry about that.
Only thing that I don't have is "System Backup Plan" and I told you that I don't need it in the way you guys suggested, with third party software.
For me, if something that bad happens that I would have to restore system backup, in that scenario I would rather go with windows refresh, Repair from .ISO of even clean install. Soo... I have plan for that situation too.
Very often windows give us updates, upgrades, fixes for many things...so that "system backup" must be on a daily basis if you want system backup with latest fixes and updates.
I will rather do a clean instal or refresh than that I have old system backup!
I don't even remember when I was bean in situation that I need "system backup" so I really don't need it.