How we survived Windows 10 updates

How we survived Windows 10 updates

Maintenance - Unplanned
It seems like a generation ago when I upgraded my first laptop to Windows 10. It was initially not easy, but now I am finding it more easy to recommend upgrading machines than leaving them with earlier versions of Windows. At the time upgrading was free and with the right version of Windows kept all personal files and data, https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-10-specifications#reqs. However, it is highly recommended to back-up in case something goes wrong. (more…)
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The value of routinely checking disk space

The value of routinely checking disk space

Maintenance - Planned
On the morning I started writing this post, I went to buy new tyres to replace the ones that were nearly worn to the tread-wear indicator. Tyres with tread higher than the built-in indicators meet local legal requirements, helps the car stop over shorter distances than cars with worn tyres and avoids tyre damage potentially caused through wear and tear. This post looks at how checking tyre tread is analogous to checking disk space, why doing so is useful and how routinely checking disk space can be one way to keep your computer running optimally during its lifetime. (more…)
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4 ways to find lost data without using a backup

4 ways to find lost data without using a backup

Maintenance - Unplanned, Planning
Over the years I recovered information from computers where the data was thought to have been lost and was not backed up. This happened when: a client's email program one day showed only some of their emails changes to a program were lost overnight before a presentation documents in a client's My Documents folder disappeared and a computer would not start up. Each scenario required a different way to get data back. In this article find out the four ways the lost data was found and what could be done to reduce the risk of the same thing happening again. (more…)
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