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2. Back up your hard-drive as necessary for how often you have new updates that you cannot afford to lose or rebuild.
** Important! If you have to completely reinstall your operating system, "My Documents" folder is usually lost. Make sure you don't forget this folder when you do back up.
3. Make sure all of your .exe, zip and software install files are on a disk. This is easily done by backing them up or burning them onto a CD. You should already have system restoration and any other store-bought software disks handy.
The actual repair or reinstall of your operating system may simple or it may be complicated. If you are well versed in this area, you may be able to restore system yourself. If you're like most of us, you may have to call a computer repair professional.
When your p.c. is restored, you will be able to simply reinstall your software and documents files from disks you created. If you have access to a secondary p.c., you can install your programs on backup computer in interim.
Regardless, you will rest much easier knowing that you have taken some basic steps necessary to prepare yourself and protect your business.
This very same scenario happened to me just recently. It could have been a disaster for my business, but it wasn't. I was prepared and was back up and running within 24 hours.
Don't wait until it's too late.
To Your Success!
Patty Gale is a successful entrepreneur who specializes in personalization and customer care for all her clients. She exchanged her suits, hose and heels for working at home in her "jammies" and is on a mission to empower other women to do the same.
She can be reached at http://www.Home-Office-Recovery-Plan.com