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Dec 30, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

Registry 101 & Why Your Registry Cleaner is Useless

10 Q&A’s about Your PC’s Registry & Registry Cleaners

Backstory

When I first came to Reimage, I had a lot to learn. I had no knowledge or experience in computer repair, being merely a content writer. My first few months working at Reimage, I had nothing but questions. One thing that completely mystified me was the topic of a computer’s registry and the role of registry cleaners in the PC repair market. I’d used them before on my own computer, in the effort to speed up PC performance and was convinced it was the be-all and end-all of home computer maintenance.

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

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Oct 26, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

4 Ways to Keep the Ghouls & Goblins Away From Your PC

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The Ghouls – Internet Hackers

“Hackers are attacking PCs with Internet access every 39 seconds.”

- Hackers Attack Every 39 Seconds – James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland

The Goblins – Free Downloads

Based on last month’s poll results, it’s pretty clear that the majority of voters, that is, 58% of you wait for feedback from trusted sources before you update your browser. But how do you decide if a “trusted source” is to be trusted? What should you look for?

Oct 17, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

Reimage is a 100% Clean Program – Certified Award by Softpedia!

We recently received  an award by Softpedia certifying the Reimage program – version 1.4.2.9 – as 100% clean. What does ’100% clean’ refer to?

Softpedia says:

This product was last tested in the Softpedia Labs on 12th of October 2010 by Giorgiana Bursuc

Softpedia guarantees that Reimage 1.4.2.9 is 100% Clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

This software product was tested thoroughly and was found absolutely clean; therefore, it can be installed with no concern by any computer user.

Thanks Softpedia!

Oct 13, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

Is it possible to format my computer without the Windows Installation CD?

When I purchased my PC, Windows was already installed. Now, 4 years later I need to format my hard drive due to many viruses but I don’t have the Windows CD. Is it possible to do it without the CD?

I see this question a lot in computer help forums and Q&A type sites. This is an excellent example of how Reimage can help you reformat your PC without using a Windows installation disc.

The Reimage repair replaces system files automatically. It’s like a clean Windows installation in one hour, without losing any programs, settings or any of your personal user data.

Sep 28, 2010

Surf the Web with IE 9 – Reimage Has Got You Covered

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 9 Beta, the latest version of its popular browser software. For this release the company focused on paring down the browser experience so that users can quickly and easily access rich, HTML5-enabled sites.

1. Should You Upgrade? We’ve Got You Covered.

The virtual world is constantly updating, as we all know. But Reimage has got you covered.

Reimage Customers Browser Statistics

Reimage Customer's Browser Statistics

Sep 16, 2010

How to Fix Windows without Reinstalling

A clean reinstallation of Windows is often the recommended (and only) solution when your computer gets too clogged up to work properly anymore. However, a proper reinstall of the operating system is a time-consuming task that involves lengthy back-ups, long installations, and days to find and install all your favorite applications again.

Reimage is a better alternative to that long, unnecessary process. You can reduce your computer’s downtime and reinstall the operating system, without resorting to an old-fashioned and often dangerous technique that’s best left to professionals.

The Reimage process saves you the time and hassle of having to:

Sep 2, 2010

Windows Service Packs: A Look into Reimage User Stats

Reimage has been collecting data on Windows operating systems from many geo locations for several years. We’ve decided to release interesting statistics regarding PC’s. All information has been collected in accordance with our Privacy Policy, rest assured; we never collect any personal information.

More than 1/3 of Reimage users are running outdated Service Packs

  • Out of all Reimage repairs - 36.6% of OS’s are outdated
  • Out of all Reimage repairs - 63.4% of OS’s are up to date
More statistics

Windows XP
Out of all Reimage’s XP repairs - 34% are outdated

Windows Vista
Out of all Reimage’s  Vista repairs42% are outdated

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