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  1. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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       08 Aug 2016 #11

    Even simply backing up your data means you need external storage. Question is- how much time are you prepared to waste next time your PC is unbootable/your hard disk fails/ you have some technical problem you can't solve?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       08 Aug 2016 #12

    dalchina said: View Post
    Even simply backing up your data means you need external storage. Question is- how much time are you prepared to waste next time your PC is unbootable/your hard disk fails/ you have some technical problem you can't solve?
    It's as simple as whether I have the money available. I guess the program can save an image to a DVD. I can buy a blank DVD. That's about all I can do.

    I went for years with my computer way too slow because I couldn't afford the new one I now have. It's a matter of having the cash or not.

    I don't want to be without external backup. While I believe hard disk failures could be much less common if people would avoid turning off their computer and sending the shock through the hard disk each time it starts, I also realize the risk always is there no matter what.

    Right now, I can through System Restore (and the program you recommended will be making its own system-area backups) recover from a software error within the system, but I'm in very deep crap if my hard drive dies. I don't want it to be that way, and when it's financially possible I'll look for a way to solve it, but outside of getting a blank DVD as an external image device there's nothing more I can afford to protect myself. I'm not saying that's a good thing; it's just the reality.
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  3. Joined : Feb 2016
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts : 109
    Windows 10 Pro 1607 14393.576
       08 Aug 2016 #13

    NotATenFan said: View Post
    It's as simple as whether I have the money available. I guess the program can save an image to a DVD. I can buy a blank DVD. That's about all I can do.

    I went for years with my computer way too slow because I couldn't afford the new one I now have. It's a matter of having the cash or not.

    I don't want to be without external backup. While I believe hard disk failures could be much less common if people would avoid turning off their computer and sending the shock through the hard disk each time it starts, I also realize the risk always is there no matter what. NOT TRUE - There is no historic results or proof that turning off a PC will effect its life Spam !

    Right now, I can through System Restore (and the program you recommended will be making its own system-area backups) recover from a software error within the system, but I'm in very deep crap if my hard drive dies. I don't want it to be that way, and when it's financially possible I'll look for a way to solve it, but outside of getting a blank DVD as an external image device there's nothing more I can afford to protect myself. I'm not saying that's a good thing; it's just the reality.
    Without a solid recovery plan, you have no recovery.
    System Restore gets you out of the small problems of restarting you PC before the event that caused it to malfunction. Only a clearly defined backup/recovery plan that is executed will allow you to recover your PC from any DISASTER !
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  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,548
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       09 Aug 2016 #14

    storageman said: View Post
    System Restore gets you out of the small problems of restarting you PC before the event that caused it to malfunction. Only a clearly defined backup/recovery plan that is executed will allow you to recover your PC from any DISASTER !
    Blank DVD's can't hold 10s of Gbs of data which is what you need for appropriate images.
    £40 or so can get you a 2Tb hard disk.
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