Your computer is where you keep a lot of information, much of which is private. And, you need a computer repair, the service providers might have to make changes that require administrator access. So, before you hand over your machine to them, it is important that you prepare it by taking care of all your important stuff ensuring that nothing important may get lost.
Before you hand over your machine to the experts at computer repair Perth, it is important that you take the following precautions to keep things under control.
- Upload All Important Files To Cloud Storage
If you have to work while your computer is undergoing a repair at the repair shop, ensure that all your important files are uploaded to cloud storage like Dropbox or OneDrive. It will keep your files accessible and you can work on them even when you don’t have access to your PC.
- Create Backup
It is always advised to clone your SSD or hard disk drive. Doing so will mean that even if the repair professionals wipe your HDD clean to completely reinstall Windows, you’d be able to restore all your data. Even if they don’t need to reinstall Windows but they have created a bit of mess out of the repair job, you’d be able to restore your Windows in a previous working state. There are different free backup tools that you can use for creating your Windows backups.
- Protect Sensitive Data
Some files on your computer might have sensitive information that you do not want anyone else to see. These could include credit card and bank statements, tax forms, etc. All such sensitive data should be protected either by encrypting the files or by removing them securely.
- Make Your Computer Accessible
It is likely that the repair professionals have to boot the PC multiple times. Instead of sharing your password with them, it would be a good idea to disable Windows’ login Password.
- Never Assume They Already Know The Issue
Even though you have explained the entire problem to the computer repair service provider over a phone call, you still have to figure out a way to give them all the details they need about the problem you’re facing with your machine.
It is a good idea to write your problem in detail in a file and put that file in the Startup folder of Start Menu. Simple enter the path %appdata%\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\startup\ in the ‘File Name’ field and the file will be launched automatically whenever your system will boot.
Now that your computer is prepared for the repair job, you can send it over to your chosen computer repair service. They’ll take care of the rest.