4 Tips to Help You Recover from a Computer Problem

Are you prepared?

Computer issues are sometimes unavoidable. Viruses, Hard Drive Failures, Corruptions in the Operating System, etc. Something will go wrong with your machine at some point. While you may not be able to prevent these things from occurring, there are some steps you can take now to make it much easier to get back up and running when a problem does pop up.

 

1. Have a Backup. If you don’t have a backup, this is the single most important thing to take care of ASAP. If you do have a backup, are you 100% certain it is working and current? An external hard drive or Carbonite work well. Having both is even better. We can help set up both. They are both very affordable options and take next to no time to set up. Carbonite is $71.99 for one computer for an entire year with unlimited storage. (That’s cheaper than a Netflix subscription!)

 

2. Use a Password Manager. I use Dashlane. It syncs all my passwords (encrypted) to their server. I just need to remember one password and it automatically logs me into websites on my computer, apps on my phone, etc.  If you don’t have all of your passwords saved, recovering and resetting them after a computer goes down can take up far too much time. Again, we can help set this up and show you how to use it if you need.

 

3. Have a spare computer. If you have an old laptop or desktop, we can transfer any data you need off of it and reinstall a fresh copy of Windows so you have a clean spare just in case. We can also build you a bare bones spare like we have done for several customers. Being able to swap out a computer immediately can almost entirely eliminate downtime, especially when paired with the above 2 items.

 

4. SuperGeeks’ 24/7 Maintenance Plan. All labor (remote or in-shop) is covered under the plan so when things go wrong you don’t have to worry about huge unexpected expenses.

 

Give us a call or come by if you have any questions or would like our help getting any of this setup! Have a great week! 806 722 0770