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Reinstalling Windows 8.1?

  1. #11

    Posts : 19
    Windows 8

    I highly recommend having a USB-flash drive at home.
    You will be always confident your data isn't lost. Well, in 99.9% of cases.

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  2. #12

    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926

    Always store data you don`t want to loose on another partition if possible
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  3. #13

    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    yeah backup your data alright..

    until you are dumb like me and stay up late one night and accidentally click "yes" to format my 4 terabyte backup drive with ALL my pictures and data on it a week ago..

    I'm still trying all data recovery programs to see what i can get back.. i haven't touched the drive so the data should still be there.. any "best of" data recovery programs you guy recommend? (currently trying stellar and recuva..) but the best one i've seen show my actual original data folder structure has been Easus and On Track Easy Recovery professional so far are the best..

    anyway, moral of the story : Now you have to BACKUP your stupid Backups incase something happens to that!

    that way you'll have a 2 way fail safe system.. even if one backup fails you will have the 2nd copy.. is it a lot of time? yes.. is it worth it? yes for me.. i ordered another 4 terabyte drive (seagate for $139) so now i will have a western digital 4 terabyte and a seagate 4 terabyte for only backups and they will be the same ..

    go figure..
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