Got a pile of old drives that you need to wipe before sending them to Silicon Heaven? Or do you want to wipe a drive in a computer that you are selling or giving away? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the job done.
In this guide, we'll walk you through five ways you can free up storage space on Windows 10, including the step to delete temporary files, optimize File History settings, uninstall applications, dealing with duplicate images, and more.
Perhaps there’s few things more nerve-wrecking that wondering if you are about to lose all of your data. Years and years of information, documents and personal photos can be wiped out with the death of our hard drive. So how do you know if your hard drive is failing and
I will never fault someone for asking a tech question that feels “basic,” because we all had to get our start somewhere. Few of us popped out of the womb knowing how to access a network share in Windows, what a workgroup was, or how to map a network drive.
Replacing an ancient mechanical drive with a super-speedy solid-state drive is one of the best upgrades you can make to a desktop or laptop computer. Though it won’t turn your 8-year-old HP into a new M1 Mac, you’ll definitely feel and appreciate the difference (especially if you pair it with some extra RAM, but let’s not get too wild).
If you’ve previously had all your tech needs handled by your company, but they’ve since sent you off to work from home with little more than a laptop to your name, it can be a jarring transition. And since we’re all probably looking at a few more months of self-isolation, it makes sense to trick out your home workstation a bit with the gear that helps you be productive.
Millions of Windows 10 users still have mechanical hard drives in their PCs. To keep them healthy and to help investigate any unusual behavior, try the venerable CHKDSK command. Here's how to use it in Microsoft's latest operating system.
Sometimes you need to permanently delete data from a hard drive - maybe it is credit card information that was never supposed to be stored or maybe it is old patient data that is required to be deleted after a certain amount of time. Either way, since there are regulations governing how this data is stored, there are regulations governing how it should be deleted to ensure that it is 100% gone.
Any time you have hard drive errors—or even strange behavior you might not at first associate with a hard drive—Check Disk can be a lifesaver. Here’s a full guide to using the Check Disk tool that comes with every version of Windows.