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Installing operating systems the safe way
Jun. 15, 2006

There comes a time in every PC user's life when he or she considers changing or updating the system's operating system. But, how do you go about the process without taking a chance of trashing all your valuable programs and data? columnist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has some sage advice for those who plan to make the switch themselves.

"First, back up your data," Vaughn-Nichols writes. "OK, everyone tells you that. Let me take it one step further: Make certain you can restore your data. While it's not as big a problem as it used to be for PCs, when backups usually meant tape rather than CDs or DVDs, it's still a heck of a mess when you try to restore your system and you find that your backup disk contains unreadable garbage.

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Installing operating systems the safe way

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