Sunday, November 11, 2007

Help Sought Posted by olvlzl

The computer crashed on Friday. I won't go into details except to say that this is the second time I've learned the lesson that you WILL wish you had made those backups you were supposed to. It's also clear that you don't put things back the way they were, not even when the technician assures you your computer will be exactly as you got it from the factory.

Some questions:

Can you make a copy of the set up programs that take my slow connection an hour to download from the web? Do you just save the set up program to a disc?

What is the best way to back up your programs these days? I haven't thought about it since the days zip drives were prohibitively expensive.

Anyone have any experience with Mac Minis?

Is there an environmentally safe way to dispose of antiquated computer stuff?