The procedures to setting up and maintaining backups in Windows 7 are almost identical in Windows Vista, and the concepts can be adopted for Windows XP and other operating systems.
This guide will help you decide which files and folders to back up and how to organize data for an easy backup. It will give you an estimation of how often you should back up different types of files, which backup media or destinations you can or should use, and how to best organize the backup procedure.
Finally, it will also show you how to backup your operating system for a quick recovery in case things go wrong.
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