Take good Lounge advice: Be prepared


Kathleen-Atkins By Kathleen Atkins

The Windows 8 forum in the Lounge is full of postings this week — the recent Win8 Consumer Preview release has been occupying a lot of minds and computer hard drives.

If you’re interested in Microsoft’s next operating system, you’re likely to find lots of interesting commentary in the Win8 forum.

But here’s an exhortation to take seriously: before you download the next beta that comes along, make an image of your hard drive. It beats some of the alternatives you can read about in Win8 posts. More»

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions to which you might be able to provide responses:


☼ starred posts — particularly useful

If you’re not already a Lounge member, use the quick registration form to sign up for free. The ability to post comments and take advantage of other Lounge features is available only to registered members.

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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.