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How Do You Speed Up A Slow Computer? How Do I Backup My Files?

These are just a couple of the questions that all of us have.  I never really know the definitive answer to any of these dilemmas.  But I know some folks who do, so passed the message on to them, and here’s what I found.


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Question from Chris in Ravena- My computer is running slow… what could be the cause and what should I do?

This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.

  1. Not enough hard drive space.
  2. Left over programs and bad files.
  3. Data Corruption.
  4. Missing Windows updates or outdated drivers.
  5. Computer is overheating.
  6. Bad Hardware.

Our Friends at Computer Renaissance suggest rebooting your computer first.  If that doesn’t help then you should check to Remove or disable any  startup programs that automatically start each time the computer boots… and of course if that doesn’t help get over to see the experts at Computer Renaissance!  Call them at 220-4445 !

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Question 2 from Kristen in Schoharie- What are the best devices to backup my files on?


Backing up to an alternate medium such as a CD-R, DVD-R, external hard drive, floppy diskette, tape drive USB thumb drive, and zip drives is one of the easiest methods to save your files and data.

Get over to Computer Renaissance for great gifts for the holidays… Christmas is NEXT WEEK! and of course see them to resolve all your computer problems.  Computer Renaissance…  Rt 9 in Newton Plaza in Latham!  Call 220-4445

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