Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8

Before you start! First off you will not lose any data. Make sure Windows is up to date. Close all running programs/save all your work Keeping Up-To-Date Most people don’t know what version of Windows 8 they are running, but as it turns out far too many people are using Windows 8 still, and Microsoft no longer offer support for …

How to Backup Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Don’t risk all your files

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 appear to be the point that Microsoft gave up getting people to backup their computers. The backup process is a lot less noticeable and is hidden away with a different name in the often inaccessible (unless you know where to look) Control Panel. Once you find it though, the steps do not differ too much …

Don’t lose all your data. How to back up Windows 7

Microsoft have many tools available for users to back up ALL their data from their computer without hassle. But the problem is, who knows where to find it? Well it is not hidden away, in fact, Microsoft warn users constantly about backing up their data. The problem is simply that people just ignore it as another Microsoft pop up.  So, …

I don’t back up my data. How bad can that be?

Some food for thought for this upcoming long weekend. How many of you backup your data? Surprisingly enough, only about 10% of people we see do. And that is too few. So as a long weekend project, back up your data. It protects you from nasty viruses like Cryptolocker and from hardware failure. Don’t know how to do it? Simply …

Threat Check: Cryptolocker

Name: Cryptolocker Danger: Very High Targets: Businesses, Home Users First Discovered: September 2013 What does it do? Cryptolocker is still going strong after one year and how it acts has not really changed much since then.

The benefits of using third party IT company support

There are businesses that lack expert-labour when it comes to IT support or want to simply seek third party IT support in order to focus their energies on other crucial business processes that will further contribute to its growth. Whatever reasons for seeking outside IT support are outlined below are the benefits that come with seeking third party IT support …

Replacing the hard drive in your laptop

Replacing the hard drive in your laptop can sometimes be a simple and cheap job. But not all laptops are created to be easily accessible. Here is a video we put up showing how to replace the hard drive in a Dell Inspiron N5110.