Check your backups this week

On March 31, 2014, in news, by

Windows 8.1 Update May Arrive April 8:,26187.html

“The latest rumor surrounding Windows 8.1 Update 1 is that Microsoft plans to release the upgrade on April 8 to consumers, the same day Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP.”


If that’s true, here’s my ask for anyone who manages or maintains Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 machines:

This week make sure any Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 machine has a good backup.  A GOOD backup.  For any consumer workstation this means MORE than just the file history.  I would recommend if they do not have a backup provided by an image based backup (Essentials server client backup, Storagecraft, or other image based backup) that they need either buy the consumer version of Acronis  or ensure that they backup using the full System image.
(see instructions here :   )

An external usb harddrive is cheap and a full backup image is just good to have and will always let you be the hero.

Microsoft to Live Stream the Launch of Windows 8.1 Update:


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