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Thread: Tip. Battery backup to gaurd against power cuts during update installation

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    Default Tip. Battery backup to gaurd against power cuts during update installation


    I have read in several threads and on different forums about people loosing power during an update installation. The end result usually causes a variety of problems in Vista and I assume W7 as well.

    I use a battery backup system on all my desktops. A good one will also include a good surge protector and a guarantee against hardware damage from surges.

    This protects against such disasters. Obviously laptops have a built in battery backup but I still suggest using a surge protector on your laptops.

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    Same here, I do too! One must do so in fact; esp in countries where electricity goes off frequently or where there are power surges, its a must

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    I use a UPS in South Florida the lightening capitol of the world. Went on battery just a few hours ago.

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    well i am not using any type of backup for power, not a ups or something else, luckily till now everytime i've updated my system, never face a powercut......but we don't know when badluck thinking to purchse a new UPS..

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