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The problem you face is that in order to restore all your hard disk data you need to have same or a similar configuration for everything to work out as before. Maybe operating system you used is not available anymore or hard to find.
In any case you probably want newest and latest version.
This is where you have problems!
You can install old operating system if you have installation CDs available.
When you install backup program and install data from backup you can run into problem. If it is a new operating system then you do run into problem.
This is because program modules and also settings stored in registration file becomes mixed up and computer stops working.
It is often not enough to use same Windows version in installation. Your backup you can still have a different version as a result of different bug fixes. This is what Microsoft calls Service Packs and your deep level data can get mixed up.
As a result you may be losing software you have installed from Internet or bought from a supplier and you have to purchase products again.
There are two actions to take to solve this depending on how important this is to your business.
One: You find that products you have downloaded or application products you have bought are not of high enough value. Or you can afford to purchase software again.
Two: You keep record of all software you have downloaded and purchased on Internet so that you can contact vendor for a new version.
You store all installation product and documentation so that you can install products from installation CD you have purchased over time.
To be on safe side you should:
1. Make regular computer backup of data you are working with on a daily basis and have computer backup stored on a safe place. Preferably on a remote location.
2. Do make an image backup of your hard disk when you have installed new software. This ensures that you can be back in business in case of corrupted hard disk or hard disk failure.
3. Document all your purchases and passwords. Keep records and store all software installations. Keep all this at a remote location.
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Per Strandberg have been working with data management and software development. He currently runs an information site on backup products and data security! www.data-backup-and-storage.com