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Back up your data

Even novices know that you have to save your files so that they aren't lost and can be easily found. But what if you don't back up your files and all of a sudden your computer decides to go on strike. Windows Vista comes with a cool feature called the Backup and Restore Centre, which you'll find in the Start menu. The Backup and Restore Centre simplifies the whole process for you, with easy to follow prompts and allows you to decide whether to backup the whole computer or specific files.

It's a good idea t backup your computer when you first set it up that way if the computer ever stops completely you can potentially restore it using the initial entire computer backup.

For the rest of the time to back up the files that you use regularly follow these steps:

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta White Paper

When developing Windows Vista, Microsoft set out to provide higher levels of productivity, mobility, and security, with lower costs. After
more than six months of broad availability and usage, it's evident that
these investments are improving the Windows computing experience. For
example, in the first six months of use, Windows Vista had fewer
security issues than Windows XP (Windows Vista had only 12 issues, and
Windows XP had 36). According to the Windows Vista 6-Month Vulnerability Report by Jeffery R. Jones, Windows Vista had fewer security issues than all the popular operating systems he studied.

Although most companies are cautious when deploying a new operating
system, many have already started testing and evaluating Windows Vista
for deployment, and some have already deployed Windows Vista into their
production environments and begun seeing the business benefits Windows
Vista can provide.

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Windows Vista 32-bit vs 64-bit: Which one is right for you?

64-bit computing is becoming
more and more mainstream, side by side with OEM’s and system builders
increasing product capability by including more system memory. Most 64-bit
processors can run 32-bit code fast so you will find that most system builders
are still shipping 32-bit Windows operating systems by default.

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The Search Machine - Registry Software Key Retrieval

You've got a legal copy, installed and activated. Then your machine goes and blows up on you and you have to install it again. Where's the product key? If your anything like me it probably went out in the rubbish some time ago.
The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007.

Source, Doug Klippert