On the few occasions over the years that I've suffered blue screen errors or hardware failures and need to go to my backups to restore, I have always found that there was something I should have done beforehand but didn't know about. On one occasion, for example, I discovered that my outlook files were not backed up and on another I discovered that each scheduled back up did not overwrite the previous one (which I assumed it would) and when I restored from backup I got loads of rubbish back that I had long since deleted. After installing windows 10 I am hoping to be ready for any type of failure. In this discussion, I hope we can cover all the eventualities we need to be ready for. I have already: 1. Created a recovery drive on a usb 2. Backed up files and folders to an ext HD on windows 10 3. Created a rescue disk through my Avast Security. Are there more things I need to do and can I rest assured that the three above will cover all eventualities? Do I need to make a separate backup copy of Windows 10 or will the recovery drive be sufficient? How can I ensure that my system can be restored as it was previous whatever error occurs?