My primary need is to cost effectively maintain my S10e , as a pensioner I cannot afford to pay the going labour rates. The more I can do with the right advice, the better. I am not a techy, but I am capable of following step by step instructions.
My foremost concerns are to be able to:
(1) replace the hard drive with everything it has should it cease to function or crash & burn! Meaning as if nothing went wrong!
(2) To access the least cost way of migrating to Windows 7 in the near future.
Hard Drive Replacement
Kindly recommend; hopefully a plug and play freeware solution that works. I sense the need to maintain an ongoing accurate image of the hard drive and also a replacement hard drive brand that in fututre has the ability to create a back up image with it's built in capability.
WINDOWS 7 Migration
Is there a marginal cost Lenovo solution to upgrade from XP to Windows 7. This may be better to do before any catastrophy and if so would the restore button work ? Because I travel I need a recovery solution without having to call a halt to my travels!
Most appreciated if you can alleviate these concerns so that I can manage the cost of ownership of the S10e. I have just returned from 2 months of backpacking. It did a great job reducing my costs of travelling. In Feb I'll be heading out to SE Asia for another 2 months; backpacking! Simply have to know how to take care of this baby before then!