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Nov 29, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

December Poll: How Old Is Your Computer?

Please take a moment to vote in our December poll. We realize that some people have more than one computer so go ahead and tick off the ages of all of them!

How old is your computer?

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Nov 29, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

Reimage Holiday 2010 Creative Challenge

Be Creative, Get an Annual License Key

Unlimited ANNUAL License Keys Giveaway

THE CHALLENGE

Show us the most creative way to clean a computer. Send us a picture, drawing, video, ice sculpture of you, your mom or your cat, cleaning a computer.

Here are some examples of Eyal, our customer support manager, and Liron, our junior marketing assistant, cleaning theirs.

DETAILS

  • The most creative entries (judged by us) will win a free annual license key
  • Unlimited license keys to give away

Hurry, the contest ends December 14, 2010!

Nov 29, 2010

8 Ways to Keep Your PC New – DIY Hardware Check-Up

Tip 1. Check your hard drive’s “physical” health

Most new and XP-era drives are equipped with Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, aka SMART reporting. SMART data is stored within the hard drive itself and can often alert you to impending problems before they get serious.

It’s easy to check the SMART data. Two tools we recommend are PassMark’s DiskCheckup and Active@ DiskMonitorFree. Both programs are free for personal use and also come in commercial versions for organizations.

Tip 2. Check your hard drive’s “logical” health

Run chkdsk.exe to check the integrity of your hard drive’s files and to repair any errors.

Nov 29, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

Get Your Computer Ready for Holiday 2010

The Holiday 2010 shopping sprees are in full swing. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas sales and discounts are plenty and you’re no doubt going over your Christmas list and checking it twice. Maybe even thinking of upgrading your current computer for a new one? After all, they’re on sale.

However, there are important things to consider before getting yourself a brand spanking new piece of hardware, or just getting your semi-new workstation ready for the Holiday 2010 shopping season — whether you’re purchasing gifts online or video chatting with friends on your webcam.

Nov 29, 2010

Reimage User Statistics: Age of PC’s repaired

During the last 6 months, we discovered that Reimage has fixed mostly new (that is, 0-3 year old) computers. It’s definitely something to consider when buying a new PC this Holiday Season!

55% of Reimage repairs were made on PC’s only 0-3 years old

Reimage User Statistics: Age of PC’s repaired per OS

Stay tuned…

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Nov 28, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

Why It’s Better to Pretend You Don’t Know Anything About Computers

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All artwork and content is Copyright © 2010 Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal

Nov 24, 2010

FAQ: When will you have the Reimage technician’s plan?

We get this question a lot! Here is our official response for those technician’s wondering about the Reimage technician’s plan.

Reimage is now beta testing an enhanced repair engine for 64bit operating systems.

Once the Beta testing process is finished, a special PC technicians plan will be released on our web site.

We will make an official announcement when it happens, stay tuned!