Articles tagged: answercast 142

Upgrade!

Can my backup programs restore my settings to a new machine?

Programs and settings aren’t easily migrated to a new machine. For the most stable upgrade you’ll want to work from scratch.

Delete

Does deleting things really delete things?

Deleting items on your computer usually doesn’t wipe them clean. That’s an extra step.

Outlook.com Logo

How can I get my lost Hotmail emails back?

The answer isn’t going to be too hopeful, though I do have a few small straws you can grasp at.

House of Cards

Can I just keep making incremental backups after I’ve made a full image backup?

Incremental backups, in a practical sense, have a limited shelf life. I’ll explain why a full backup once a month is just about right.

Webcam

Should I cover my webcam when not in use?

Sure, you can cover your webcam with tape. But that won’t solve the real problem… you’ve got malware on your computer!

Someone's Peeking!

Can My Company See My Personal Email?

In a work environment all bets are off. If they’re looking hard enough, an employer can see everything you do on a work computer.