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Will an external drive left plugged in be damaged if there’s a power surge?

It’s not just power you need to worry about; connected drives can also get malware. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep yourself safe.

What are your thoughts on utilities like SyncToy for backing up?

SyncToy is a useful tool as long as you understand what it can, and cannot, do.

HTTPS

Will adding an “s” to http make my connection secure?

If you can turn http into https and it works, that means that the site has a security certificate. So why aren’t they using it?

Windows 8: Don't Panic!

Why are applications and operating systems hiding so much these days?

A lot of thought really does go into decisions around feature design. You may think it’s silly, but you have to look at the big picture.

Why don’t all USB chargers work on all USB devices?

Charging requires both voltage and current. You may need to check the small print on your phones and devices to sort it all out.

Can I use backup software to move programs?

Moving data to your new machine from your backup is easy. Moving the programs is a different story.

IE Certificate Error

Why Do I Keep Getting Certificate Errors from My School’s Website?

Ultimately, a problem with a security certificate belongs to the owner of the website. There may be a way to get around it, but you probably need to contact them.

RAM

Would it be worthwhile to upgrade my RAM?

When it comes to things like memory and RAM, more is always better. But you may not need additional RAM just yet.