Whether it’s a new hard drive we’re transferring to, or just backing up your old one, we can help. We perform all types of backups regardless if it’s an Apple or Windows based machine. We can retrieve your data from your old computer even if your system no longer boots up. Computer Guys of Orange County can then transfer it to a new computer for you or just put it on an external hard drive for you to access later. What ever your needs, Data Backups or Transfers, we can take care of it for you.
Data Backup/Transfer and Restore
When performing a complete system Wipe and Restore (above) on your PC you may require a data backup first if you don’t already have one.
Another reason we perform this service is if you’ve purchased a new computer. We can transfer your data from your old unit to your new one. We will use your external drive that you bring in to us, or you can purchase an external drive from us. We can also offer one of our external drives as a temporary holding place. This is a full data backup for up to two user profiles with no size limits. It will include backing up your local eMail, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, and any other program related files you may need. Before we restore your data onto your system, we will require that we first install a current anti virus program so the system doesn’t get re-infected.
Full Wipe and Restore – With Data Backup and Restore
Sometimes after a virus removal we discover that the virus has done so much damage and corruption that it is necessary to format the drive and install a fresh operating system. WARNING! this can create a lot of work for you after the work has been completed. We install and activate the operating system, hardware drivers, and all the updates and patches, in most cases we can also reinstall MS Office with the same key. But you will be responsible for reinstalling the rest of your programs/software such as Quickbooks, iTunes, etc. With the Data Backup package we will also backup and restore your local eMail, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, and any other program related files you may need. This is why we only perform this service as a last resort. The good news is that a complete system wipe and restore will give you a fresh clean operating system. Your computer will run the way it did when you first purchased the unit. It also eliminates the chances of a virus regenerating itself.