(If you don’t have important files on your PC — if you use it to surf the Internet and check email only — this doesn’t apply to you. Perhaps you could forward it to another Windows user).
However, I know that most of you have important files on your Windows PC. They could be work files, documents, proposals, and photos.
I’m giving you a true report from the field here and let you know that the recent BIG UPDATE to Windows 10 (version 2004) that has been installing on your computers over the past couple months has created A FEW problems. Well over 90% have been smooth sailing. But — there are 2 that I can think of — that were a big problem. In both cases — the computers needed to be erased and have Windows 10 reinstalled. In one situation — it didn’t matter. In the other situation, the client was in a tough spot because there were important work documents and no backup.
You can avoid this all together — by having a backup system in place. This might be an external hard drive. It might be an online file storage service like One Drive or Dropbox. Or you may even want to consider an all encompassing online backup service like Carbonite or Backblaze for about $6 per month.
Updates and Upgrades do fail from time to time. Windows may have to be reinstalled. You may need several hours of help from someone like me when this happens. Having a backup of important files makes your life SO MUCH easier.