We just wanted to send out a quick heads up about the importance of backing up your computers on a regular basis.
Lately here at Computer Corner, we have noticed a significant amount of computers being brought in with bad hard drives. We can save most of this data, as long as the hard drive is still functioning, however, there have been a few catastrophic cases where the hard drive was corrupt beyond repair, and the customer lost everything.
Another phenomenon that we have noticed is Microsoft Updates. Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates on a regular basis when you are not using your computer. This ensures that your computer has the most up to date software, without interfering with your busy life. We have noticed computers coming in not booting into the Operating System, and the main culprit appears to be an update that was applied incorrectly. In this case, we have no choice but to completely re-install the Operating System, once again, causing a loss of data.
One of our biggest concerns is making sure that our customers do not lose any valuable data. We always double check to see if there is a backup before doing anything that could potentially cause data loss. If you need advice on the different programs or help setting something up, please feel free to let us know, and we will do everything we can to help you out.
Backing up your computer on a weekly basis may be the difference between losing 10-15 pictures this past week and family photos from years ago.