Hard Drive Failure Signals

We’ve all suffered that sinking feeling when our hard drive fails and takes hundreds, sometimes thousands, of critical files and precious memories with it. Of course – you know you should back up regularly, but who really does? It might be useful to know that your hard drive gives you clear signals when it’s going to fail, which at least gives you the chance to get your important data backed up before the scourge of home computing strikes.

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Windows 10 is Coming ~ Upgrade Options

Home computing is due for another shake-up with the arrival of Windows 10 at the end of July. The good news is Windows 10 will be provided as a free upgrade to most Windows 7 and 8 users. Even better, it will be an in-place upgrade, so it should keep all your existing applications, data, files and shortcuts. No more formatting hard drives, trying to back everything up and so on. However, as with all new Windows installations, we still recommend you backup any vital documents and photos, just in case something does go wrong.

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