Back up suggestions
Create a set of recovery discs using Recovery Manager.
Create system restore points using the Windows System Restore feature, and periodically copy them
Store personal files in the Documents folder and back up these folders periodically.
Back up templates stored in their associated programs.
Save customized settings in a window, toolbar, or menu bar by taking a screen shot of your settings.
The screen shot can be a time saver if you have to reset your preferences.
To copy the screen and paste it into a word-processing document follow these steps:
Display the screen.
Copy the screen:
To copy only the active screen, press
To copy the entire screen, press
Open a word-processing document, and then select Edit > Paste.
Using system restore points
When you back up your system, you are creating a system restore point. A system restore point allows
you to save and name a snapshot of your hard drive at a specific point in time. You can then recover
back to that point if you want to reverse subsequent changes made to your system.
Recovering to an earlier restore point does not affect data files saved or e-mails created since
the last restore point.
You also can create additional restore points to provide increased protection for your system files and
When to create restore points
Before you add or extensively modify software or hardware
Periodically, whenever the system is performing optimally
Create a system restore point
Select Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > System.
In the left pane, click System protection.
Click the System Protection tab.
Under Automatic restore points, select the disk for which you want to create a restore point.
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If you revert to a restore point and then change your mind, you can reverse the restoration.