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Computer Tip – Harddrive Image Backup – What Is It & Do I Need To Do One?

August 12, 2014 1 Comment

Most of us know that we should backup our documents, pictures, tax returns, etc.  Some actually do regular backups from their computer harddrive to a USB Thumbdrive, USB Harddrive or other backup method.

A Harddrive Image Backup is a complete harddrive backup of Windows, Programs, Drivers, Documents, Settings, etc.  A Harddrive Image Backup may take several hours to backup & about the same time to restore.

In the event of a harddrive physical or organizational crash, or even theft, you should be able to restore your Harddrive Image Backup & be up & running.  A Harddrive Image Backup saves you the time of re-installing Windows, Windows Updates, Programs, Hardware Drivers, adjusting Settings to your preferences, etc.  It also saves the time of finding those CD or drivers to do the reinstall with!

Before doing a Harddrive Image Restore, you may want to update your data backups or see if you need assistance copying your data from the crashed drive!

If you do a Harddrive Image Backup, you still need to continue your data(document) backup procedures!  Also remember to store at least one Harddrive Image Backup offsite from your business or home for better protection!

If you decide you need a Harddrive Image Backup & need assistance putting a procedure in place, I am here to assist!

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Ray Bowyer, Computer Consultant lives & works in the Boise, Idaho area & provides computer desktop & laptop repair, training, problem solving, computer networking, & virus removal for Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell & other Treasure Valley Idaho area small businesses, home offices & home computer users. Phone: (208) 631-7527. Email: . Mailing Address: 1740 E. Fairview Ave., # 305, Meridian, ID 83642. Computer Repair & Services - Boise Idaho - Meridian Idaho. "Reducing computer frustration one problem at a time by providing computer TLC(Technical Loving Care)!"

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