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Windows Data Insurance
- a complete guide and recovery Live CD to retrieve your data
from a Windows or Linux system if it has been corrupted or
unbootable. Peace of mind has never been easier.
First off we'll try
to answer the question "Why would I want this so called
"Windows Data Insurance"?
Recently, I've been
asked (and keeping really busy at) to remove viruses and
ransomware from companies, friends and families Windows
computers: also - most importantly - to somehow get, and backup,
personal data (pictures, financial records, emails, etc..).
Seems like Windows 10 is especially acceptable to either
corrupting (so you can't even boot up) and/ or being effected by
viruses, malware or ransomware that sometimes means it
will not allow you to backup your data much less do anything
else. This, of course, is not a new problem but the times they
are a chang'n - it's getting worst;-(
If we can afford it
- most all of us prefer to have health and life insurance: this
protects us in case of the predicable things that are going to
happen (death and illness). You know what? It's 90% predicable
that you will be facing the computer problems mentioned in the
first paragraph of this section (particluary if you are running
Windows). If you are one that has a USB Drive and is constantly
backing up your data then congrats! You are one of the very few.
A little off the subject but - of course if you are real
protective of your data - you are, more then likely,
running software to back it up on the cloud every so often? I
personally don't have anything to hide BUT I really don't want
all my stuff on some corporations computer (data on the cloud -
that is being stolen every day). I consider it a security risk.
Most folks always
have a very hard time figuring out how to backup data on a
Windows or Linux system that was corrupted beyond repair (due to
ransomware or the OS just being corrupted). Here's a proven ,
Linux offers 100's
of "Distros" (tech talk for versions) that are offered
on what is called a "Live Disk". At this point I
should explain what a "Live Disk' is for you folks that
A live CD, live DVD,
or live disc is a complete bootable computer installation
including operating system which runs in a computer's memory,
rather than loading from a hard disk drive; the CD itself is
read-only. It allows users to run an operating system for any
purpose without installing it or making any changes to the
Live CDs can run on
a computer without secondary storage, such as a hard disk drive,
or with a corrupted hard disk drive or file system, allowing
data recovery. Many Live CDs are used for data recovery,
computer forensics, disk imaging, system recovery and malware
removal: it needs to be noted that some allow you to access the
Windows files and others make it very hard to do - so you need
to pick the Distro being used with that in mind. The
functionality of a live CD is also available with a bootable
live USB flash drive.
So.. lets get down
to the nitty gritty,
Linux = Freedom -
you have a lot of choice what "flavor" of Linux to
use - the following choices are just mine - you're mileage
may vary. I have personally tested over 40 different Distros and
have found that those listed on this page will allow you to
access and backup the Windows file system easily (some easier
then others as noted).
For those that are
very security minded :
browser to "Tails
OS" - this is a very useful recovery and forensic type
For those that are
very tech minded:
browser to "RipLinuX"
you can download it here - this is a very advanced recovery
and forensic type OS - BUT not for the average bear - it's
complicated but IMHO is well worth learning use.
For all Windows IT folks, hackers, tweakers and really most
everyone interested in recovery and forensics:
INMHO - the very first live CD disk or bootable thumb
drive you'll want is "Hirens
Live CD" - don't be without it!
For the rest of us
your system is fairly new (less then 5 years old) -
navigate your browser to
If you have
an older computer system (with very few resources)
- navigate your browser to
So - in conclusion -
if you ever need to backup data on your, your friends, a family
member or maybe even doing trouble shooting for hire - you'd
find that having a "Live Bootable CD" is a tool
you'll want to have! Be sure to watch their eyes when you
magically boot up a system that they thought was dead!
your "Live CD" and complete instructions
of use for just $5.95 (+ $3.00 postage).
Hack'n the Linux -
no nonsense Wyoming U.S.A. enterprise since 1997
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