Protect Windows XP files during power outages

How to prevent data loss in Windows XP in the event of a power outage.

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As we all know, unsaved data is lost during a power outage. However, if you adopt the following procedure, data...

loss can be prevented. This method is for Windows XP (similar methods exist for other versions).

1. Go to Control Panel and click Power Options.
2. In the Hibernate Tab, select Enable Hibernation.
3. Using the Power Schemes Tab, specify the time for your computer to switch on to hibernation.

This was first published in July 2005

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