How to Do a Backup on an Acer Aspire One

by Jason Taetsch

It's an excellent idea to create a back up for the hard drive on your Acer Aspire One. Backups protect your valuable data and important personal files, such as digital photos and video. Without a backup, you are at risk of losing your personal data forever. If your hard drive crashes or you need to recover your computer's operating system due to a spyware infection, you can only accomplish this if your data has been preserved. Back your data up to an external hard drive so you can restore important files if necessary.

1

Plug the USB cable from the external hard drive into an open USB port on your computer.

2

Click "Start > Control Panel > System and Security," then "Backup and Restore."

3

Click "Set Up Backup" in the interface that appears, then select the external hard drive option shown to set the backup destination.

4

Click "Let Me Choose" to open a file selection window. Click the check box for "Create system image drives" to include a copy of your Windows system files on the backup. Click the check box for each program or folder you want to backup, then click "Next."

5

Click "Save Settings and Run Backup" in the confirmation window.

Tip

  • check These backup steps for the Acer Aspire One are for the Windows 7 operating system.

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About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."

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