Anybody here want to speak up if they made a backup in the last few days? You know like, if you’ve backed up and you know it, clap your hands?

I was putzing with Win10 today. When people say ‘backup’, some of them *mean* it. I’ve been sweating out an image restore of Win7, because I think I really did something bad when I was messing with w10.

You just have to have images for this kind of wreckage. Luckily I made some, two days ago.

For anyone who doesn’t know, an “image” is a perfect twin of whatever was on your system before you started tweaking something. That makes sense in the head, but it means NOTHING, until you’re up against it and all you have left to fall back on, is that image you made. Only *then* does it become something that you take to heart. You get rescued by this image, but you will sweat first, and your stomach will turn and burn, while you wait for the restore part to finish, while it *stops* and asks for disk 2 or 3 or whatever, and you thought there was a problem but there wasn’t. And on it went, and you vowed *always* to make timely backups. And you will never play with a new version of <OS here> again, at least not for a few days.