Almost anyone who has been using computers for long has experienced that one terrible and defining moment in life when you boot your computer up and nothing happens. You try hitting a few random keys, hitting them a little harder, and even consider getting out a hammer or giving your computer flying lessons. No matter what you try, the darned thing just isn't coming on.

Then it really hits you. You begin to think about all the important photographs, email chains with family and friends, business proposals, research projects, and that unfinished future best-seller that's sure to make Stephen King seem like a rank amateur by comparison. So much of your life just ended with a whimper. It didn't even merit a bang or a puff of smoke. Now, if you'd had the right set of PC backup tools to keep your computer up to date with backups, you wouldn't be having these gut-wrenching realizations right now. You'd be thinking, "Whew! Glad I don't have to worry about losing all those important things!"

But, how do you know what to look for when exploring your options in PC Backup tools and services? These are five selling points you'll definitely want to be certain of before you invest in a service you can't utilize to the full extent of it's capabilities.

1) Does it work on your operating system? As sad as it seems not all PC backup tools are universally compatible when it comes to operating systems. Make sure your tools will work with your operating system or it's going to be a waste of time and money as well as a lesson in sheer frustration.
2) How easy is it to operate? Not everyone who owns a computer is ready to join the cast of the Big Bang Theory. Some people need a little help with simple tasks on the computer. That's why it's important to find a system for backing up your PC that's within your comfort zone.
3) How affordable is the PC backup tool? No matter how many bells and whistles a tool has to offer, it doesn't do you any good if you can't keep paying them monthly or yearly subscription fees.
4) What kind of support is available? Customer and technical support are important aspects of the service provided for the fee you're willing to pay. It's important that you take the time to see what kind of customer service rating a company has before you buy from that company.
5) How much storage space are you getting? This is one of the most important things you need to know. Depending on how much valuable information you have on your computer you might need a lot of space. Make sure the service you purchase can accommodate those needs and how much it's going to cost for them to do so.

Author's Bio: 

You don't need a long list of do's and don'ts to find truly exceptional PC backup tools for your computer. However, a good place to begin is by reading this MyPCBackup review to see if this might make the perfect match for you and your PC backup requirements.