Well here is one reason to shout for joy about the upcoming Windows 8…..
If your computer fails and it can restore the operating system and drivers (aka a “factory install” ) in six minutes — that would be so awesome.
Restoring your files will take a little longer — but that will be a smoother process if you have a backup hard drive!!
If you don’t have a backup hard drive and you keep lots of documents and family photos on your computer — buy one today.
Lacie and MacSales.com have nice models that will work on Mac or Windows systems. If you want an online only backup system Dropbox.com has a paid option at $10 / month. Carbonite.com is $60 a year – and is great for backing up massive amounts of files online.