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Apr 12, 2009
Valerie Hayworth

Is Windows XP Dead?

Time has finally ran out for Windows XP owners with Microsoft replacing free support of the operating system with a paid one. Users with a dysfunctional XP system will have to pay per incident, per the hour. This makes this manual repair process an expensive ordeal, while up until now it has been merely a cumbersome one.

Windows XP Support(ed)!

Happily, Reimage is still here to help with our state of the art automated PC repair technology and PC booster. automatically reinstalls an operating system and does not touch user data or applications, the repair takes an average of 22 minutes. You will never have to reinstall your XP again.

Apr 1, 2009
Valerie Hayworth

Industry News by

To keep everyone in touch with latest trends relating to the PC repair industry, cybercrime, viruses and malware we have launched a new “articles” section. You can subscribe to each category by an RSS feed. We hope you enjoy them!

Jan 1, 2009

December: Slowdown trend in PC upgrades continues

Reimage repairs show a continued increase in low RAM. Reimage low RAM alerts (less than 512 MB) during the repair process have continuously grown over the past months (reflected by the trend line in the chart below).  The general public, having repaired 94,753 PCs during this time period, is putting off new PC purchases andor upgrades.

Dec 1, 2008

November: Slowdown in PC upgrades

Reimage repairs show an increase in low RAM. Reimage low RAM alerts (less than 512 MB) during the repair process have soared to 11% during November from 8% during August. A statistical analysis shows a 72% increase in lower RAM indicating the general public, having repaired 54,463 PCs during this time period, is putting off new PC purchases andor upgrades.

Nov 2, 2008
Valerie Hayworth

Technophobia: From King Ludd to Hal the IT Admin

Last Monday it suddenly struck me: Technology (really) creates antagonism. New technologies that emerge and sweep aside old practices are initially resisted and eventually, unavoidably, adopted. In business theory it’s called the product life cycle, where 2.5% of the potential market are deemed “early adopters” and love the new tech. Eventually the rest of the market follows (defined in biz theory as Laggards).

King Ludd
Ned Ludd in Action

The most interesting case of this is, of course, “King” Ludd the fictitious leader of the Luddite movement that  objected to the

Oct 7, 2008

The recession is here

NASDAQ October 5th 2008

NASDAQ October 5th 2008

As I am writing these lines I see the title on the news website – “2.2 Trillion USD lost”. The world is in recession! My way to define a recession is when people will keep their money deep in their pockets and will not spend it. This means less of a turnaround, less production, less salaries, you get the point. It is a self sufficient system.

I, f course, have only one thought, is it good for our business Reimage? Clearly, YES!

Oct 6, 2008

Who needs a PC repair?

I am getting this question a lot! Who needs PC repair and what operating systems need repairs? Here is a graph of the volume of the search for problems with related to XP, VISTA, and MAC.
Repair trends

Repair trends

XP is #1, VISTA is #2 and MAC is #3 (October, 2008)

It obvious now that XP is going to be around for some time. Vista is not picking up yet and the recession is slowing down the new PCs purchasing. With that volume, about 1 million PCs in the states need help, per day!