Keep track of your original computer documentation and make restore CDs

Trashing old software and mediaLately too many customers have had to wait for repairs on their computers because I needed to order recovery CD sets from the manufacturer. This time and expense can be avoided if you do two simple things when you buy your new computer:

1.  Save all disks and/or documentation that comes in the box
2.  Since most manufacturers no longer send along recovery CDs and operating system CDs, it is up to you make them. Look for a System Tools or System Recover CD wizard in your Programs menu to help you with this task. After making them, put them with the computer’s documentation and keep track of where they are.

Hopefully you will never need these items, but you will be happy you have them when you do need them.

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