If you are using Windows, you probably need to reinstall your operating system every so often. I find that Windows gets gunked up after a year or so of heavy use. In this podcast, we’ll talk about what is called creating an image on your computer. No, this isn’t an episode about digital photography, but how to make a true digital copy of your hard disk using software like Symantec’s Norton Ghost. If your PC has been infected with a virus and is really messed up, this is a way to bring it back to life.

Listen to the podcast here.

And here are links to Norton Ghost and some free disk imaging utiltiies.

Making better backups

June 21, 2006

Do you have copies of all the necessary files on your computer in case disaster strikes? Probably not. The first rule of backups: make a habit of taking them to another location. If you work at home, bring them to a friend. If you don’t have any friends, then set up a bank safe deposit box.

This podcast shows you some simple strategies that you can do to make better backups, and prepare yourself in case disaster strikes.