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A hard drive lost on a laptop caused many hours of re-imaging and rebuilding Vista yesterday, restoring as much as possible and re-installing dozens of applications and software components. Let this be a lesson to everyone, backup your data often, you never know when a drive will fail on you.
On top of losing a primary drive on a laptop, we had to drive to the valley to take my son to Drum lessons, a doctor’s appointment and some other errands for Rock Along Production (dropping show fliers by the venue…etc).Â I was up until 12:30am rebuilding Vista and restoring the data from a backup from 2 weeks ago, and I finished the restore and rebuilding everything this morning.
Here is my list of mandatory freeware programs that get installed first thing on any new windows server:
- Avira Antivirus
- Google Picasa
- FoxIt Reader (uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader)
- Comodo Backup (newly added so my data is backed up)
I barely have time now to write my NBC Heroes Season Finale post on my DragonBlogger.com blog before I start my day job today.