Windows Vista to Windows 7 upgrades

I am still getting asked to do upgrades from Windows Vista, and I do recommend it totally as it's nearly always resulted in a faster system and less crashes. However please note that this upgrade "in place" to keep your programs etc. running well can take over 12 hours to complete... So it is nearly always best if we remove the machine and keep it for a couple of days to ensure the upgrade goes smoothly...
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Backups

I get a lot of jobs where people have had hardware failure, and then I find that they have not backed up their precious data. There are many, many ways to do this - from cloud services to other means. I've invested in some hardware and software to allow me to backup your data, and in some cases actually recover your data. We can also show you several ways to help keep hold of your data, from a small external hard drive, usually USB to a full blown server solution! For more details, please don...
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Zoostorm from Argos

I've recently had to setup a few new PC's bought from Argos under the Zoostorm brand. Whilst not the best PC's around by a long shot, they're solid enough and the prices are very reasonable. I'd recommend them for people just wanting a nice basic system and nothing flashy - and they build them to order and then ship them which is great!
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Website work and plenty to keep me busy…

I've recently had a lot of website work come through, great news but a fair bit of it is either free work (for mates) or on a voluntary basis. I'm glad that I've got work to keep me busy but sometimes wish I was making a bit more from it! The reason I'm posting here is that a lot of the time the people who are contacting me do so because they underestimate how much work keeping a website updated and relevant can be. I try my hardest to make websites that are easy to update using Wordpress and mo...
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WordPress sites – keep control!

I have noticed recently a few examples of people using design agencies and website developers who hack into Wordpress and/or hack the default themes to produce websites that you then have to go back to them to alter. A recent case involves a company website which runs on WP 3.5.1 and uses the theme twentyten and hacks the theme. This is a real no-no and is frowned upon because the website in question is now out of date and cannot be upgraded easily! Apart from the security aspects it just makes ...
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