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POLL: How Often Do You Create a System Recovery Image?

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  • Weekly

    2 15.38%
  • Twice a Month (or so)

    0 0%
  • Monthly

    0 0%
  • Randomly at Unspecified Intervals

    5 38.46%
  • Never

    6 46.15%
  1. #11

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    The "Call center jibe" was just because I think you had missed an option and if you've ever used any of those HIDEOUS Call centers you know exactly what I mean -- you get led through endless sets of options NONE of which you want. !!!!

    Option should say "Before making any significant change to the OS such as installing new Software / Hardware".

    However you really should IN ANY CASE always take regular backups say at least once a week -- so you really need to give the users TWO options here. !!!

    Actually I'm near retirement myself -- I now TRADE part time as a hobby on the US Markets quite a lot but using OPTIONS where each Option trade contract is for 100 shares. By using spreads like Iron Condors you can deal in a lot of contracts for a relatively small margin -- OK you don't make as much money but with decent spreads you can make say nearly 300 USD on a Margin of 2,000 USD on say the THURSDAY when the option expires on the FRIDAY -- not bad for ONE DAYS trade on 2,000 USD.

    I place these CONDORS on the "SPY" -- that's the ETF (Index) of the S&P 500 and is roughly the S&P 500 / 10 and it's fairly stable even in a volatile market -- for Iron Condors this is what you want. The trick is a REGULAR small profit rather than trying to get greedy -- approx. 2.5% a WEEK is far far better than a Bank etc.

    Iron Condors Explained | Online Option Trading Guide

    Never got into options myself but I hear there are some who are making tons of money by using some of those protection schemes that maximize rewards with a minimum risk. Good luck to you in that area. So, you are near retirement; yes? Well, when you get to 47, if your investment scheme works as well as mine did for me, then you'll be able to retire at 47 as well. Now, don't get me wrong, learning to invest safely was not an easy undertaking and I had to learn (the hard way) "how to not sell in a panic." Also, I think that my investment success was the result of more luck than skill but it (fortunately) worked out for me. However, if I were a startup investor in today's market, I would never attempt to repeat my strategy because there is a whole new breed of investors out there (with a whole bunch of 401K money) that are causing the market to do unconventional things IMHO. Anyway, hope you get to retire at 47!
    Hi there
    There's only ONE rule I'd give to investors -- and it's amazing how people forget this -- NEVER EVER EVER CHASE LOSSES.

    That is a 100% guaranteed way to LOSE ALL your MONEY. !!! If you make a bad guess or do a bad trade -- forget it, learn from your mistake and move on to the next one.

    Anyway have a good day - I'm in Brussels at the moment and it's BAKING at 34 deg C in the City Centre - from where I'm from anything over about 14 C is a " Heatwave". !!! Anyway down to a nice cool pub soon -- nearly done for the day -- I go home Thursday anyway (Mon - Thurs 12.30 CET contract -- just fine until Xmas) Hope I'm not too "pissed" to get on the plane tonight but I'm dying for some cold beers now.


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  2. #12

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    My computer prompts me every so often to do it.
    Otherwise I make backups of everything whenever I make serious changes like updating drivers or something.
    I may never use the backups but I have them in case I do.
    I have copies of all my program serial numbers & exe files too.
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