My PC's been running really slowly this morning and I'm half expecting it to die completely any minute. I think I need a bit more ooomph in my hardware. Fortunately this has reminded me of some excellent advice recently dispensed by my colleague Gavin King. Here are his words of wisdom to help you stay sane in the event of catastrophic hardware failure. Follow these steps now. No, not tomorrow. NOW!
Saving your office (inc. Outlook) Settings
From time-to-time back these up to a safe place. Go to “Start – Microsoft Office – Microsoft Office Tools – Microsoft Office 2003 Save My Settings Wizard”. It creates a small file which you can import, email yourself, etc.
Saving your IE Favourites
Go to “File – Export…” in IE to save an html file of you favourites, cookies, etc