Dec 30, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

January Poll: What is your experience with registry cleaners?

Please take a moment to vote in our monthly blog poll!

What is your experience with registry cleaners?

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Dec 30, 2010

Reimage PC Repair Statistics: Avg # of Registry Keys Reset During Repair

Here’s a bar graph depicting the number of registry keys and values in your Windows registry, per operating system. See how many your operating system configuration has when it’s freshly installed.

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Now look at how many registry keys Reimage resets during a repair, on average.

Average Number of Registry Keys Reset by Reimage during repair, per operating system

Average Number of Registry Keys Reset by Reimage during repair, per operating system

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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.

Dec 20, 2010
Valerie Hayworth

Winners of the First Holiday License Key Giveaway Contest

Without Reimage, about the ONLY way to really “Clean a Computer”
is to put it in the trash. Reimage saved mine!

- Sidney M. sent in a photo of him tossing his computer in the trash

Earlier this month, we asked our readers to send in photos/images/drawings of the most creative way to clean a computer. We received some great entries – some funny and very clever!

We want to thank you for all of your fantastic entries.

All winners will receive their keys by email tomorrow, so if you entered the contest – Check your inbox!

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

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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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