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How to backup your Windows Vista computers with Windows Backup

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – You can lose files or folders by accidentally deleting or replacing them, virus or worm attack, or a complete hard disk failure. To protect yourself, it is recommended that you periodically perform backups of your system’s critical files and folders and once in a while, perform a complete system backup.   Windows Vista systems have a built-in backup program that allows you to perform, schedule system backup and restoration. They don’t require third-party systems to backup and restore Windows systems anymore. With Windows Backup program, you can backup user data files such as photo, documents and music or a complete system backup; where the overall system is backup and can be completely restored when needed. It is also recommended that you perform a complete system backup when you first turn on your computer and save a copy somewhere on a CD/DVD or external storage systems. In the event that your computer stop working, you can completely restore the system to the exact time and date when your first performed the backup.     To backup your files and folders, click Start –> and type ‘Backup and Restore Center’ in the search box. Then click the program at the top       2) Next click the Buck up files button and continue.       3) Choose to backup your data onto a blank CD/DVD or on the hard disk option and continue. If you do not have a CD/DVD drive installed on the system, it won’t allow you to go forward.     4) Next choose the file types to backup and click Next to continue.     5) Next choose the date and type that best suit your needs. Once a month is probably is the best options. If this your first setup, Windows will automatically perform a full backup of your system and store it, and subsequent backups will be incremental. Click Save settings and start backup button.     6) When you get the prompt, insert a blank CD/DVD disk in your computer’s CD/DVD drive and click OK.     7) Click Format to format the disk and wait for the files to be copied.       Backup in progress.     Once the job is complete, remove the CD/DVD from the drive and store it in a secured place. Next time, I’ll show you how to backup and restore the entire system. Until then, take care and come back soon. Join the forum discussion on this post — (1) Posts (HowTos)