Using System Restore to save yourself from formatting your hard drive

Written by Guil Tabasa

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If your recovery disk is gone or you didn’t have one then this is what this article is for. Your only savior is to go back torepparttar most recent settings that worked, in other words yesterday’s settings. Microsoft provides an effective way to somehow backup your computer settings and configuration, this is called System Restore. System Restore hasrepparttar 140814 ability to create a restore point wherein every once a week or two depending on how often you install or uninstall updates and programs. The following steps will walk you throughrepparttar 140815 process of setting up your restore point and how to go back if you need it.

Start by going to Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools, and then open System Restore.

Onrepparttar 140816 right side panel it will give you an option to Create Restore point or Restore my computer to an earlier time.

Choose Create Restore Point, and then put your description, hit next then put inrepparttar 140817 date you want to go back to, then hit “Create” and that’s it. You just save yourself on formatting your computer inrepparttar 140818 future.

Guil Tabasa is a consultant for Altertek Solutions ; he has been in the consulting business for more than 7 years now. He has helped small and medium businesses add value to their business that directly contributes to their revenue.

Dirty Little Computer Viruses and How To Protect Yourself

Written by Dan Preston

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•If using floppy disks to transfer data make sure to format them before using them forrepparttar first time.

•Never use pirated software. This is both illegal and a very good way to invite an unwanted computer virus.

•When downloading software fromrepparttar 140707 internet do so as little as possible. There are many neat programs available onrepparttar 140708 internet, but unfortunately there are many viruses that go along with them also.

•If you must download programs fromrepparttar 140709 internet ALWAYS scan them for viruses BEFORE opening them up to install on your computer.

•Probablyrepparttar 140710 most important and neglected method of disaster recovery are periodic backups of all important files found on your computer. Should a virus happen to get through your lines of defense you may need to replacerepparttar 140711 virus corrupted files with fresh ones that have been kept for such an occasion.

Finally, it is not guaranteed that if you followrepparttar 140712 above steps that you will not berepparttar 140713 victim of a computer virus, but you can sure bet that if followed you will greatly reducerepparttar 140714 chance of being an unsuspecting recipient of such an unwanted program.

Dan Preston is the webmaster of a site called InfoHeaven Digital Books and The Online Book Store where you can find useful and Fr'ee information along with many how-to digital books that cover a large variety of interesting topics. and

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