Category Archives: backup

1TB online backup for $55 lifetime subscription

Lifetime subscription to backup 5 computers with 1TB space for only $55. This is a great deal that we signed up for ourselves. The deal ends on July 3rd.

Windows Check Disk Simple Procedure

When a hard drive starts to fail the computer can start to work slowly even when everything else is fine. We recommend running check disk on your internal and external hard drives once a month and it will attempt to recover the drive. Below is a free program CheckDIskGUI that reduces the number of steps to check your hard drive. The scan takes about 2 hours to complete, start it before you go to sleep or leave the office. After the scan completes the computer will automatically restart back into windows. Then run a program called CrystalDiskInfo that will report  the condition of the hard drives. If CrystalDiskInfo reports a problem call us right away and we can duplicate and save your information on a new drive. Once a hard drive starts to go bad it will only get worse so don’t hesitate to replace it.

Perform the following steps on all you Microsoft Windows computers to check if your hard drive is working properly.
1. Download and run Check Disk GUI at
2. Select all your internal and external usb drives you want to check. Your main internal drive is usually C: . If you are running bootcamp on an Apple computer do not select Macintosh HD.

Check Disk GUI

3. Select Fix and Recover
4. Select yes to schedule a scan and restart your your computer

check disk gui step two

5. After the scan completes download and run CrystalDiskInfo at
If the program says caution or bad then the drive is failing.


Microsoft Offers 30GB of Free OneDrive Storage Space for Photo Backups

Microsoft is offering users who backup their photos to OneDrive the opportunity to double their free online storage for a limited time. From now until the end of September, users can claim 30GB of space for saving twice as many photos in the cloud. Microsoft is marketing the offer at iPhone users who are upgrading to iOS 8 or purchasing a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, but the extra space can be claimed by Android and Windows Phone users, too.

Just remember that you must sign up and activate automatic photo backups before the end of September, otherwise you’re going to miss out on the 15GB bonus.

You’ll find the camera backup option in the Settings section of the OneDrive app, or by heading to Charms Bar > Settings > Change PC Settings > OneDrive

You can create a new separate account for each device. You can also turn off the camera backup an hour after all your photos have been uploaded and still keep the 30GB of space. Then just delete the photos and use the space for other things if you like. Having a Microsoft account also allows you to use Office Online applications. On the webpage just click the down arrow on the upper left hand corner then select Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote.

Signup or use your existing Microsoft account and get the app below.