Then you have a copy that you can always fall back on. DVD media here is at most 50 cents each. Is it worth 2 bucks to have a backup copy?
Last year, the "Geek Squad" at Best Buy recommended reinstalling Vista in order to repair my 2-yr-old Dell laptop. Reinstalling all my files, after reinstalling my programs, was difficult for me, but I succeeded with most of it. This week, I attempted to back up my files on an 8 gig thumb drive and it asked me to install another backup disc to finish! I suspect the Geeks created a folder with all my files before the Vista reinstall, then I naively duplicated everything when I rebuilt my apps and files. How can I tell if this happened, and if it did, how do I correct it? I'm nervous about using a program like "Duplicate Cleaner" since I don't want to accidentally erase a critical file and make this issue worse. I appreciate your assistance with cleaning up after the "Geeks" got to it!