I've got a new Windows 8.1 Toshiba laptop for one of my daughters.
I'm trying to decide what the minimum backup I need to do is considering that it has no Windows CD nor Windows CD Key.
I don't care about the applications. I've only had a laptop "brick" once in about 7 laptops so far. I just want to be prepared for:
- Laptop bricks and I need to reinstall Windows
- Laptop is flaky and I need to Refresh. If I can boot to Windows it looks like I can do the Windows RE (Recovery) Refresh or Reset.
I read the Toshiba Users Guide but there's nothing about this. (Only using System Restore and backing up your data).
I do have System Restore USB backups for two other Windows 8.1 laptops but I'd rather not have to have a dedicated USB drive for that if it's not needed. (Extra cost but also keeping track of that drive).