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Backup

Your pictures, documents, music, videos, and other files are irreplaceable. You can't risk losing them. We'll make backing up so easy you won't even have to think about it. With external hard drives and flash drives as well as online storage so cheap today, you really don't have a good excuse not to backup your critical files. 

We'll create a backup system for you that is extremely easy to use. The backups will run automatically or with the simple double-click of an icon. The backed up data will be stored on either an external hard drive or flash drive. Should you ever need your backed up files, simply plug your external hard drive or flash drive into another computer and you have immediate access to the files. You can copy them to another computer or work with the files right from the external hard drive or flash drive.

We also recommend that you enhance your backup with online backup. We will recommend several different services depending on how much and what type of data you have.

We can also go a step further and not just backup your irreplaceable data but create a backup of your entire computer (referred to as an image) so you can quickly get back to work should you hard drive crash. Should your hard drive crash, the image can be restored, often in as little as an hour, and you start off right where you left off. In other words, you don't have to reinstall and reconfigure your programs such as email, office, antivirus, etc. All of these programs are part of the image. Without an image you can still get back to where you left off but you must reinstall and reconfigure all of your programs from scratch then restore your data. This works but takes longer; usually two to five times longer.