Windows 8 can wipe a PC clean in just six minutes

Windows 8 can wipe a PC clean in just six minutes.

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.