Enquire Today

For general enquiries please fill in the form below.

* Required

Newsletter Subscription

Computer Origins

The Backup Club – A Computer Origins Initiative

Richard Hall - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You don’t need car insurance.

But of course you do! You never know when you might crash, and the same goes for computers – they could crash at any time and you risk losing all of your precious photos, documents, videos etc.

But what if when that happens, you could simply restore your computer to exactly how it was before the event? No worrying over whether key photographs of your wedding day have been lost or if you now have to start a whole new tax document, instead everything would be right where you left it. It would be as though the crash had never happened.

This is where The Backup Club comes in.

Starting from only $23 per month, The Backup Club is the premium way of keeping your computer safe in the event of a hardware or software failure, something that could otherwise incur incalculable costs. Customers who sign up receive flexible, regular backups of their data and professional, non-intrusive monitoring to ensure they are successful, meaning you don’t have to worry about them as much. And in the event of your computer (or computers!) suffering a critical issue, notify us and you’ll be assisted quickly and effectively in returning it to its optimal state, like the problem was simply a bad dream.

Example: Jane, like many of us has a computer. Unfortunately her data has disappeared and she is left with no way of regaining it. Unless of course she is a Backup Club member. Jane can call Computer Origins to let us know what has occurred and armed with the professional assistance of our staff and her backup drive, set about restoring her computer to a fully-operational state.

What’s required of a customer seeking to join The Backup Club? All you need is your computer, an external hard drive and a copy of Acronis True Image which is sold here at Computer Origins. From this point a backup scheme will be performed by a Computer Origins certified professional and will have you ready to go in no time at all! Speaking of time, The Backup Club is well worth any computer user’s to ensure that all of their data is constantly safe.


· Guaranteed safety of your files thanks to regular backups;

· Low monthly fee for an invaluable service – from $23 per month;

· Vigilant monitoring of backup success and rapid reaction time in the case of a failure;

· Assistance when your computer data suffers damage in both recovering data and your computer’s previous state.

Customers can live in peace knowing that their computer data’s recovery is in safe hands with The Backup Club.

Windows 8 Upgrade Offer

Richard Hall - Saturday, June 30, 2012

Windows XP turns 10!

Richard Hall - Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Microsoft's most successful operating system turns 10 today!

Celebrating how long an operating system has been in the market is not really what Microsoft intended. As far as they were concerned Windows XP should have been left by the wayside when Windows Vista was released in 2006; but most of us know how sour that tasted.

But here Windows XP still is 10 years on. Microsoft however will be ready to pull the proverbial life support plug in 2014 when all support, Windows Updates or otherwise will cease completely without further negotiation with it's current user base. (edit: Due to concerns voiced from customers on this point, allow me to mention you will be free to continue using Windows XP well after 2014; Microsoft will just pretend it never existed!).

It's ok though, Windows 7 (and I have a feeling Windows 8) is a fantastic operating system and well worth considering a computer upgrade for!

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Richard Hall - Monday, February 28, 2011

For those not familiar with what a Service Pack is, well it's sort of like one of your regular updates from Microsoft for your Windows version, but much larger in size. Service Packs cover in one update what is took your computer months (or years) to accumulate through regular Windows updates.

Some Service Packs introduce major improvements to Windows, some like the latest Service Pack for Windows 7 owners are little more than a round up of all the updates that have been introduced to Windows 7 since its release (apart from a few minor fixes and improvements).

Should you get it? Yes, Microsoft will consider it essential. Will it kill you to hold off? No. Just know that downloading and installing Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 may consume up to 900MB (megabytes) of your internet download quota and depending on which version you need.

There are three ways you can get Service Pack 1:
  • Through the automated Windows Update Service running on your computer;
  • Download from the Microsoft download web page - consult with us or a more experienced friend on which one you need;
  • When we service your computer!
There was very little fanfare for this Service Pack from the industry and sometimes I think that's the way Microsoft would like it. None the less download and install the update when you see it and that way you know your Windows 7 is really up to date.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden... Features!

Richard Hall - Thursday, January 20, 2011

For those people using Windows Vista or Windows 7, there are plenty of great features built into the operating system that are designed to improve the performance, or prevent any problems arising within Windows and any programs you have installed.

We know what you're thinking. My Computer is like my Car; as long as it works and I don't have to look under the hood then my world is in harmony. While it is true that some things in Windows, like the engine in your car shouldn't be modified by the inexperienced, we simply suggest you consider opening the glove compartment and having a look through the manual. (This is an analogy, we are actually still talking about your computer and not your car!)

Tip #1: Problem Reports and Solutions Centre
  • Go to Start Orb (Start button), and type in "problem" within the Search box (without the quotes);
  • The indexer will (should) locate the Problem Reports and Solutions application shortcut within a list above;
  • Click this for the application to start.
The Problem Reports and Solutions Centre is Windows way of letting you know the state of Windows, the software you have installed and the mechanisms that make Windows work. If Windows detects an element of Windows that is unstable, out of date or insecure it may suggest a place on the internet to go and obtain an update. When the update is applied, the assumption from Microsoft is that it may cure a problem you are having, or may have down the track.

Recent Posts