So you’ve got a new Windows 8 computer all set up and running – great! But, before you have problems or your system crashes and you need to reload it, create a system image! The Windows 8 system image is kind of hidden. The Windows 7 system image is still a viable option but it’s difficult to find. Use it to create a fantastic backup option.
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We’ve been experiencing some unusually cold weather here in Mooresville, NC. As a southern, I’m not too happy about it nor am I used to it at all. In fact, as a computer repair technician, I’ve found that many of us locals are completely unaware of the problems that this cold weather can cause. If you happen to leave your laptop in the car on these bitterly cold nights, don’t just take it in and start it up. Extreme cold can cause the metal parts inside your laptop to work improperly. I had a client who had left a laptop inside his car overnight during our record cold snap earlier this week and when he started it up, it made a horrific sound, crashing his hard drive. We were able to recover his data, replace his hard drive and get him back up and running but be warned. If you leave that laptop in your car overnight, bring it in and let it warm up a bit before you just press that power switch.
There’s a new scam email going around that claims to be from Intuit (the makers of QuickBooks and Quicken). Do not open any links on the email! This is not valid and should be deleted! If you have any questions, Intuit’s real phone number is (877) 683-3280. The wording of the email (at least a portion of it) is below:
Thank you for buying your accounting software from Intuit Market. We are working on and will message you when your order ships. If you ordered multiple items, we may send them in more than one shipment (at no extra cost to you) to provide faster processing time.
If you have questions about your order, please call 1-800-955-8890.
Please download your complete order
id #066186219998 information at Intuit small business website.
• Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Call us at 1-800-955-8890.
• Reorder Intuit Checks Quickly and Easily starting with
the information from your previous order.
To help us better serve your needs, please take
a few minutes to let us know how we are doing.
Submit your feedback here.
Thanks again for your order,
Intuit Market Customer Service
Again, this is a bogus email and is used to transmit viruses and/or steal personal information. Do not click on the links!