Have you update your PC from Windows XP
Windows XP have said goodbye to us, most users have updated their PC from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. However, some of us still cannot bear to part with Windows XP. I think it is very dangerous, you know Windows XP won’t get bug fix any more. If your PC have many private informations like paypal, account logined data, etc.
Besides, many users forgot backing up their important data in the Windows XP PC before updating it to new OS. Or, some of them had accidents that make data loss from Windows PC. After all, they need to recover data from Windows.
How to recover lost photos, videos, files, documents from Windows PC
Before you do Windows data recovery. It is necessary for you to know that, the first step for data recovery is using devices as less as possible. The reason is all lost file may still be in the hard drive of computer, even they are lost after Windows OS update. Any deletion or formatting just make those files be invisible until new data overwrite them. Even Windows OS update may re-partition the hard drive disk, data recovery is possible. As for me, if I find some data were lost after system update, and I want to get back them, I won’t do many data trasfering on my computer, it is easy to make data overwritten happen.
And then, we can make use of some recovery software to restore lost data:
Choice 1:Card Data Recovery for Windows
Card Data Recovery for Windows is a simple software for memory card data recovery,of course, you can use it to recover data from Windows computer. It can help you recover photos, videos, documents easily!
Choice 2: Tenorshare Data Recovery Pro:
Tenorshare Data Recovery Professional is the Windows-based and the most professional data recovery software that can recover lost, deleted or formatted files, including photos, videos, music and documents. It supports data recovery from hard drive and other removable media, such as external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, floppy drive, memory card, CF card, etc. Not only Windows file system (FAT12/16/32, NTFS), but also Mac (HFS+, HFS) and Linux file system (EXT2, EXT3, EXT4) are completely found back.
Recovery software can help you get back lost data from PC after Windows XP update.
Ways for Windows computer data backup
To prevent data loss in any situation, we need to have a good habit of backing up data. There are some ways can help you back up data in Windows XP/7/8.1
Way 1:Official backup and restore opotion supported by Microsoft
Indeed, we can make use of the official ways of backup in Windows OS. Take Windows 7 as an example, you can go to “backuop and restore, then set up backup, here you need to follow the guides to finish backup. Different Windows OS have different ways of backup, you can learn more in Microsoft support website:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971759#method40
Way 2:External or movable hard drive
This is a traditional data backup way. Before you update Windows XP to newer OS, you can transfer your important data(especially in the system partition, deskitop) to another storage media. Generally, we use exteranl hard drive or movable hard drive.
Way 3: Cloud drive or Cloud service
Compared with traditional data backup media, cloud drive is another useful way to backup data. You can find many cloud drive/service on the web. Such as Google drive, Drobox, Mediafire,etc. Most of them will give serval GB for free, if you have many data to save, you need to buy more space. However, you need to spend time to upload or download.
All in all, we need to take good card of our important data in Windows computer to prevent restore lost data