Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/527834/backup-for-dummies/ - Hamluis.
I had some questions regarding the original posting of backing up in windows 7; let me know if this should be on a different thread. The original question was what to backup and how. The answers seem to assume that a system restore disk came with the computer. This no longer seems to be the case for many new computers. If you have a computer with no recovery capability that you know of, what exactly should you do? And what is a cost effective way to store all this data? I have been reading various postings and maybe I am supposed to buy an external hard drive first? Or maybe a lot of DVD -RW disks? thanks!
Edited by hamluis, 23 June 2014 - 10:21 AM.
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