It’s generally recommended that important data be backed up in data also be backed up in another physical location, such as a different building, or online.
More than anything, the important concept is that there never be only a single copy of important data. See also: back updownload (v.) is the act of copying data from a remote server to your computer or device.
The screen shots below are from my Windows 7 machine, but Windows XP, Vista, and 8 are all documented as being supported. This utility has been around for a while and it has a good reputation.
As with any third-party software that’s going to operate on sensitive system areas, however, you are always at risk.
If you do have to install the drivers provided by your manufacturer, here’s how to avoid all the heavy control panels and startup applications they include.
These applications are sometimes useful, but they often aren’t.
As system administrator, you are usually confronted with this problem if users have admin rights on their machines.
Even if you don't have to reset a password now, you should get acquainted with this issue.
Important: Formatting your C drive does of a Windows installation.Make sure you have a good backup of data, ideally kept in a different location than the original.If there’s only one copy of something – say a photograph on a mobile phone – then it’s not backed up. To do this, I need to change SATA controller mode from AHCI to RAID.The problem is that windows has no drivers for RAID and I can't install it while controller is in AHCI mode.Below are several completely free ways to format your C drive, each of which I've linked to extensive instructions for: Note: If you're trying to format your C drive because you want to replace or reinstall Windows, you do need to format C ahead of time.