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Everything but the kitchen sink!

The Kitchen Sink? No!

Every current Ask Leo! book, at once, at a 30% discount.

Yep. Everything but the kitchen sink. One purchase, one discounted price.

Discounted? Yep. This big-bundle-of-everything is over 30% off the list price of the books bought separately.


Staying Safe on the Internet

Saved! - Backing Up with Macrium Reflect

Saved! - Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup

Saved! - Backing Up with Windows 8 Backup

Backing Up 101

The Ask Leo! Guide to Routine Maintenance

Maintaining Windows XP - A Practical Guide

How it works

You’ll get access to digital downloads of all of the books via the Ask Leo! membership site.

  • When you purchase this product you’ll be emailed a registration link.
  • Click on that link to register at that site.
  • Once you complete your registration you’ll have access to the members-only area for every book you see listed above (and maybe one or two more 🙂 ).
  • In each of those members-only areas there are direct-download links for each of the books in
    • PDF format, for your computer and any other device that can view PDFs
    • mobi format, ideal for your Kindle (available for most, but not all, of the books)
    • epub format, ideal for a variety of other readers (available for most, but not all, of the books)
  • Download each book – that’s all there is to it.

Bonuses too!

You’ll also have access to any and all bonus materials. That includes companion videos for several of the books, as well as errata and of course a prioritized contact form.

Everything as of today, but…

You’ll get access to everything I have published as of the day of your purchase – the books shown above.

Each time I publish a new book it’ll be added to this collection for new purchasers, and the price will go up.

What if you’ve already purchased the collection?

Well, as I said, the “Everything” collection represents a 30% savings over each book purchased separately. So, each time a new book is published if you’ve purchased this collection you’ll also get a coupon for 30% off the digital version of the new book.

We’ve got ya covered. 🙂

Buy Now!

Everything but the kitchen sink! ALL currently published Ask Leo! books in PDF format (and other digital formats when available). $128.44
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The Ask Leo! Guide to Staying Safe on the Internet

The Ask Leo! Guide to Internet Safety

Keep Your Computer, Your Data, And Yourself Safe on the Internet

The Ask Leo! Guide to Internet SafetyNot a day goes by where we don’t hear about everything from hacked accounts and computers, to viruses, spyware and other forms of malware to large data breaches that threaten our online information.

“Internet Safety” indeed.

You can use the internet safely!

In this book I cover the the things you must do, the software you must run and the concepts you need to be aware of – to keep your computer and your data safe as you use the internet.

It’s really not that hard, and once things are in place it’s not even that time consuming.

But it is necessary.

The Ask Leo! Guide to Staying Safe on the Internet is a thoroughly revised and greatly expanded version of the popular Ask Leo! ebook Internet Safety: Keeping Your Computer Safe on the Internet already downloaded and in the hands of thousands.

The Ask Leo! Guide to Staying Safe on the Internet” expands to cover not just your computer, but all the important aspects of your online life.

Five major areas are covered to keep you safe:

  • Never lose precious files, emails or data again: Protect your data.
  • Reduce the chances of malware ever impacting you dramatically, and recover quickly and easily if it ever does: Protect your computer.
  • Travel worry-free with your laptop and its data protected, as well as securing your internet access wherever you may be: Protect your laptop.
  • Prevent account hacks and how to recover quickly when they happen through no fault of your own: Protect your online world.
  • Learn what we mean by common sense and never fall for scams and scammers again: Protect yourself.

Yes, you can use the internet with confidence and peace of mind.

Have a look!

Download a PDF sample: The Ask Leo! Guide to Internet Safety.

The sample contains the first 10% of the book, including it’s complete table of contents. If you like what you see, you can purchase the entire book below.

Also included:

Once you register your purchase using the link that’s present only in the book, you’ll get immediate access to:

  • A downloadable PDF version that you can read on any device capable of displaying PDF files.
  • A downloadable MOBI version of the book, ideal for Kindle.
  • A downloadable EPUB version of the book, ideal for a variety of other ebook readers.
  • Prioritized support and contact to get your questions answered.

Bonus!

cover100Also included with registration of your purchase is a FREE copy of Backing Up 101 – Six Different Ways to Back Up Your Computer (And Which Ones You Should Use) my valuable overview of different backup strategies, and which ones apply to your situation!

Buy Now! (You Won’t Regret It!)

Three ways to purchase:

  • Purchase the PDF directly from me.
  • Purchase the Kindle edition from Amazon.
  • Purchase the paperback edition from Amazon.

Remember, not matter which you purchase you’ll get access to all digital formats and bonuses.

Don’t wait. Backups are simply too important to delay.

The Ask Leo! Guide to Internet SafetyThe Ask Leo! Guide to Staying Safe on the Internet
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Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 8 Backup

Prepare for the worst – Bounce back from the inevitable

Saved! - Backing Up With Windows 8 BackupConfused by Backups?

You’re not alone.

Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 8 Backup will show you – step by step – how to backup your Windows 8.1 computer using Windows own provided backup solution.

  • Never lose data again
  • Recover quickly from even the worst malware
  • Get back that file you accidentally deleted

All this and more, using software you already have, installed as part of Windows 8.1, ready for you to start backing up NOW!

Safety Starts with a Backup

And that’s one of the first things we’ll do – take a backup of your machine right now so that you know, no matter what, you can recover to the state your machine is in today.

Then we’ll move on to making that backup happen automatically without your needing to do a thing.

We’ll cover exactly how you’ll use your backup should you ever need to – from recovering a single file or two, to restoring your entire machine to a backup image – you’ll be prepared.

We’ll test your backup too – making as sure as we can that it’ll be there when you need it most.

Hard Drives Die

And you’ll be ready when (not if) yours does.

Too many people have discovered that hard disks aren’t quite as reliable as perhaps they thought. When their hard drive dies they find out, the hard way, just what that means when they lose their precious data forever.

All digital formats included

  • PDF – for your computer or any device that can read PDF
  • mobi – which you can easily transfer to your Kindle, or Kindle reading software
  • ePub – for a variety of other digital and ebook readers

Once you get your copy – any copy – simply use the link in the “Register your book” chapter to get access to all formats.

That won’t be you.

You’ll be prepared.

You’ll have used Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 8 Backup to prepare yourself from just about any disaster.

Malware Recovery the Easy Way

Current backups are useful for more than just hardware problems.

Why spend hours scouring the internet for instructions on how to remove that virus that somehow made it past your anti-malware tools? And then, hoping that the instructions work, don’t do more damage, and don’t leave your machine just as infected as before.

You’ll take the easy route instead: restore your machine to the state it was in before it was infected, and like magic, the malware is gone.

Windows 8.1 Backup

Saved! – Backing Up With Windows 8 Backup is all about backing up with the latest version of Windows 8 – Windows 8.1.

Microsot introduced several major changes in backing up with Windows 8.1, and we’ll cover them all.

Yes, there are other backup solutions out there, but if you don’t want to pay for them, you don’t have to. Windows 8.1 Backup is already on your machine, just waiting for you to use it.

Backing Up – The Closest thing to a Silver Bullet

"Just wanted to let you know that I received your book … and for the first time ever I now have the best backup of my computer that I have ever had. I really feel a lot more secure now. Thank you so much."

Having a proper and recent backup can save you from just about anything. In fact, there’s very little that a good backup can’t rescue you from.

Malware infection? Restore from a backup and it’s gone.

Bad software update? Restore from a backup and it’s removed.

Need that file you deleted last week? Restore it from a backup.

I could go on singing the praises of backups … but hopefully by now you get the idea.

You should backup.

So why aren’t you?

Backups Are HARD!

"I always wanted to do backups; but put it off because I felt I couldn’t set aside enough time to learn how to do it right. Thanks for making it easy and straightforward with a minimum of time and effort."

The fact is backing up in Windows is way, WAY, WAY harder than it should be.

In fact, it can be pretty intimidating.

That’s why I wrote Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 8 Backup.

Step-by-step instructions on exactly what to do and how, using Windows 8’s backup program.

Backing Up is Peace of Mind

Once you have a backup in place you can rest easier, knowing that the stories you hear of people losing everything because of some random problem … well, that won’t be you!

You’ll be backed up.

If you run into a problem, you’ll be able to use your backups to restore files, restore folders, restore your entire system should you need to.

And restore a little peace of mind while you’re at it.

If It’s In Only One Place It’s Not Backed Up

Think about your data.

Think about your most important data.

Now, imagine that data gone – *poof* – in the blink of an eye due to a hard disk crash or other catastrophic failure.

Is that simply an inconvenience, or does it send chills down your spine?

If the later, then you know you should be backing up.

If you’re not sure, then you probably should be backing up.

And  Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 8 Backup will help you get started.

Have a look!

Download a PDF sample: Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 8 Backup Sample.

The sample contains the book’s table of contents as well as the first few chapters. If you like what you see, you can purchase the entire book below.

“Show You” means SHOW YOU!

Once you register your book (via a link that is only in the book) you’ll get instant and FREE access to the companion web site that includes videos of the instructions presented in the book.

I’m told I’m pretty good at explaining things in the written word, but I know not everyone processes information the same way – some are simply more ‘visual’. And even then, as they say – “a picture is worth a thousand words”, so a video must be worth a bunch more.

The bonus videos might be the thing that helps it all make a little more sense.

Oh, and did I mention the videos include full transcripts? They do!

And they’re in both standard (640×360) and High Definition (1600×900) formats so you can choose which works better for you.

AND they can be downloaded, or streamed online.

Buy Now! (You Won’t Regret It!)

Three ways to purchase:

  • Purchase the PDF directly from me.
  • Purchase the Kindle edition from Amazon.
  • Purchase the paperback edition from Amazon.

Remember, not matter which you purchase you’ll get access to all digital formats and bonus videos.

Don’t wait. Backups are simply too important to delay.

Saved! - Backing Up With Windows 8 BackupSaved! – Backing Up with Windows 8 Backup
paperback! (Includes access to digital pdf, epub and mobi formats once you register.)
$25.99
Paperback
Buy On Amazon
Saved! - Backing Up With Windows 8 BackupSaved! – Backing Up with Windows 8 Backup
on Kindle! (Includes access to pdf, epub and mobi formats once you register.)
$19.99
Kindle
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Saved! – Backing Up with Macrium Reflect

Prepare for the worst – Bounce back from the inevitable

Saved! Backing Up With Macrium ReflectWindows Backup is “OK” but not great

That’s why I actually recommend using a full featured backup solution like Macrium Reflect.

Unfortunately like almost every other backup program on the planet, Reflect isn’t quite as easy to use as we might like. It can be downright confusing if you’re not already familiar with the terms and concepts of backing up.

I can help.

Saved! – Backing Up with Macrium Reflect will show you – step by step – how to backup your Windows computer using this powerful and reliable backup software.

  • Never lose data again
  • Recover quickly from even the worst malware
  • Get back that file you accidentally deleted

All this and more so you can start backing up NOW!

Safety Starts with a Backup

And that’s one of the first things we’ll do – take a backup of your machine right now so that you know, no matter what, you can recover to the state your machine is in today.

Then we’ll move on to making that backup happen automatically without your needing to do a thing.

We’ll cover exactly how you’ll use your backup should you ever need to – from recovering a single file or two, to restoring your entire machine to a backup image – you’ll be prepared.

We’ll test your backup too – making as sure as we can that it’ll be there when you need it most.

We’ll also walk through the configuration options in Reflect that allow you to control the disk space your backups will consume.

Hard Drives Die

And you’ll be ready when (not if) yours does.

Too many people have discovered that hard disks aren’t quite as reliable as perhaps they thought. When their hard drive dies they find out, the hard way, just what that means when they lose their precious data forever.

All digital formats included

All purchases include access to the book in any of three digital formats:

  • PDF – for your computer or any device that can read PDF
  • mobi – which you can easily transfer to your Kindle, or Kindle reading software
  • ePub – for a variety of other digital and ebook readers

Once you get your copy – any copy – simply use the link in the “Register your book” chapter to get access to all formats.

That won’t be you.

You’ll be prepared.

You’ll have used Saved! – Backing Up with Macrium Reflect to prepare yourself from just about any disaster.

Malware Recovery the Easy Way

Current backups are useful for more than just hardware problems.

Why spend hours scouring the internet for instructions on how to remove that virus that somehow made it past your anti-malware tools? And then, hoping that the instructions work, don’t do more damage, and don’t leave your machine just as infected as before.

You’ll take the easy route instead: restore your machine to the state it was in before it was infected, and like magic, the malware is gone.

Macrium Reflect

Windows has a history of less-than adequate backup software. Even though current versions have finally passed the “barely acceptable” bar, you’ll get more power, more clarity and more reliability using a commercial solution such as Macrium Reflect.

You’ll get more peace of mind, knowing that your important data is backed up.

Backing Up – The Closest thing to a Silver Bullet

"Just wanted to let you know that I received your book … and for the first time ever I now have the best backup of my computer that I have ever had. I really feel a lot more secure now. Thank you so much."

Having a proper and recent backup can save you from just about anything. In fact, there’s very little that a good backup can’t rescue you from.

Malware infection? Restore from a backup and it’s gone.

Bad software update? Restore from a backup and it’s removed.

Need that file you deleted last week? Restore it from a backup.

I could go on singing the praises of backups … but hopefully by now you get the idea.

You should backup.

So why aren’t you?

Backups Are HARD!

"I always wanted to do backups; but put it off because I felt I couldn’t set aside enough time to learn how to do it right. Thanks for making it easy and straightforward with a minimum of time and effort."

The fact is backing up in Windows is way, WAY, WAY harder than it should be.

In fact, it can be pretty intimidating.

That’s why I wrote Saved! – Backing Up with Macrium Reflect.

Step-by-step instructions on exactly what to do and how to do it, using Macrium Reflect.

Backing Up is Peace of Mind

Once you have a backup in place you can rest easier, knowing that the stories you hear of people losing everything because of some random problem … well, that won’t be you!

You’ll be backed up.

If you run into a problem, you’ll be able to use your backups to restore files, restore folders, restore your entire system should you need to.

And restore a little peace of mind while you’re at it.

If It’s In Only One Place It’s Not Backed Up

Think about your data.

Think about your most important data.

Now, imagine that data gone – *poof* – in the blink of an eye due to a hard disk crash or other catastrophic failure.

Is that simply an inconvenience, or does it send chills down your spine?

If the later, then you know you should be backing up.

If you’re not sure, then you probably should be backing up.

And  Saved! – Backing Up with Macrium Reflect will help you get started.

Have a look!

Download a PDF sample: Saved! – Backing Up with Macrium Reflect Sample.

The sample contains the book’s table of contents as well as the first couple of chapters. If you like what you see, you can purchase the entire book below.

“Show You” means SHOW YOU!

Once you register your book (via a link that is only in the book) you’ll get instant and FREE access to the companion web site that includes videos of the instructions presented in the book.

I’m told I’m pretty good at explaining things in the written word, but I know not everyone processes information the same way – some are simply more ‘visual’. And even then, as they say – “a picture is worth a thousand words”, so a video must be worth a bunch more.

The bonus videos might be the thing that helps it all make a little more sense.

Oh, and did I mention the videos include full transcripts? They do!

And they’re in both standard (640×360) and High Definition (1280×720) formats so you can choose which works better for you.

AND they can be downloaded, or streamed online.

Buy Now! (You Won’t Regret It!)

Three ways to purchase:

  • Purchase the PDF directly from me.
  • Purchase the Kindle edition from Amazon.
  • Purchase the paperback edition from Amazon.

Remember, not matter which you purchase you’ll get access to all digital formats and bonus videos.

Don’t wait. Backups are simply too important to delay.

Saved! Backing Up With Macrium ReflectSaved! – Backing Up with Macrium Reflect
paperback! (Includes access to digital pdf, epub and mobi formats once you register.)
$25.99
Paperback
Buy On Amazon
Saved! Backing Up With Macrium ReflectSaved! – Backing Up with Macrium Reflect
on Kindle! (Includes access to pdf, epub and mobi formats once you register.)
$19.99
Kindle
Buy On Amazon
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Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup

Saved! - Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup

Prepare for the worst – Bounce back from the inevitable

Saved! - Backing Up with Windows 7 BackupConfused by Backups?

You’re not alone.

Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup will show you – step by step – how to backup your Windows 7 computer using Windows own provided backup solution.

  • Never lose data again
  • Recover quickly from even the worst malware
  • Get back that file you accidentally deleted

All this and more, using software you already have, installed as part of Windows 7, ready for you to start backing up NOW!

Safety Starts with a Backup

And that’s one of the first things we’ll do – take a backup of your machine right now so that you know, no matter what, you can recover to the state your machine is in today.

Then we’ll move on to making that backup happen automatically without your needing to do a thing.

We’ll cover exactly how you’ll use your backup should you ever need to – from recovering a single file or two, to restoring your entire machine to a backup image – you’ll be prepared.

We’ll test your backup too – making as sure as we can that it’ll be there when you need it most.

Hard Drives Die

And you’ll be ready when (not if) yours does.

Too many people have discovered that hard disks aren’t quite as reliable as perhaps they thought. When their hard drive dies they find out, the hard way, just what that means when they lose their precious data forever.

All digital formats included

  • PDF – for your computer or any device that can read PDF
  • mobi – which you can easily transfer to your Kindle, or Kindle reading software
  • ePub – for a variety of other digital and ebook readers

Once you get your copy – any copy – simply use the link in the “Register your book” chapter to get access to all formats.

That won’t be you.

You’ll be prepared.

You’ll have used Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup to prepare yourself from just about any disaster.

Malware Recovery the Easy Way

Current backups are useful for more than just hardware problems.

Why spend hours scouring the internet for instructions on how to remove that virus that somehow made it past your anti-malware tools? And then, hoping that the instructions work, don’t do more damage, and don’t leave your machine just as infected as before.

You’ll take the easy route instead: restore your machine to the state it was in before it was infected, and like magic, the malware is gone.

Windows 7 Backup

Windows has a history of less-than adequate backup software. It’s only now, in Windows 7, that something approaching adequate has arrived.

Yes, there are other backup solutions out there, but if you don’t want to pay for them, you don’t have to. Windows 7 Backup is already on your machine, just waiting for you to use it.

Backing Up – The Closest thing to a Silver Bullet

"Just wanted to let you know that I received your book … and for the first time ever I now have the best backup of my computer that I have ever had. I really feel a lot more secure now. Thank you so much."

Having a proper and recent backup can save you from just about anything. In fact, there’s very little that a good backup can’t rescue you from.

Malware infection? Restore from a backup and it’s gone.

Bad software update? Restore from a backup and it’s removed.

Need that file you deleted last week? Restore it from a backup.

I could go on singing the praises of backups … but hopefully by now you get the idea.

You should backup.

So why aren’t you?

Backups Are HARD!

"I always wanted to do backups; but put it off because I felt I couldn’t set aside enough time to learn how to do it right. Thanks for making it easy and straightforward with a minimum of time and effort."

The fact is backing up in Windows is way, WAY, WAY harder than it should be.

In fact, it can be pretty intimidating.

That’s why I wrote Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup.

Step-by-step instructions on exactly what to do and how, using Windows 7’s backup program.

Backing Up is Peace of Mind

Once you have a backup in place you can rest easier, knowing that the stories you hear of people losing everything because of some random problem … well, that won’t be you!

You’ll be backed up.

If you run into a problem, you’ll be able to use your backups to restore files, restore folders, restore your entire system should you need to.

And restore a little peace of mind while you’re at it.

If It’s In Only One Place It’s Not Backed Up

Think about your data.

Think about your most important data.

Now, imagine that data gone – *poof* – in the blink of an eye due to a hard disk crash or other catastrophic failure.

Is that simply an inconvenience, or does it send chills down your spine?

If the later, then you know you should be backing up.

If you’re not sure, then you probably should be backing up.

And  Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup will help you get started.

Have a look!

Download a PDF sample: Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup Sample

The sample contains the book’s table of contents as well as the first few chapters. If you like what you see, you can purchase the entire book below.

“Show You” means SHOW YOU!

Once you register your book (via a link that is only in the book) you’ll get instant and FREE access to the companion web site that includes videos of the instructions presented in the book.

I’m told I’m pretty good at explaining things in the written word, but I know not everyone processes information the same way – some are simply more ‘visual’. And even then, as they say – “a picture is worth a thousand words”, so a video must be worth a bunch more.

The bonus videos might be the thing that helps it all make a little more sense.

Oh, and did I mention the videos include full transcripts? They do!

And they’re in both standard (640×360) and High Definition (1280×720) formats so you can choose which works better for you.

AND they can be downloaded, or streamed online.

Buy Now! (You Won’t Regret It!)

Three ways to purchase:

  • Purchase the PDF directly from me.
  • Purchase the Kindle edition from Amazon.
  • Purchase the paperback edition from Amazon.

Remember, not matter which you purchase you’ll get access to all digital formats and bonus videos.

Don’t wait. Backups are simply too important to delay.

Saved! - Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup - PaperbackSaved! – Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup
paperback! (Includes access to digital pdf, epub and mobi formats once you register.)
$25.99
Paperback
Buy On Amazon
Saved! - Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup (on Kindle)Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup
on Kindle! (Includes access to pdf, epub and mobi formats once you register.)
$19.99
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The Ask Leo! Guide to Routine Maintenance

Ask Leo! Guide to Routine MaintenanceMake Your Computer Last

The Ask Leo! Guide to Routine Maintenance is all about helping you:

Keep your computer running longer. There are simple steps you can take, today, to lengthen the useful lifespan of your existing Windows computer.

Avoid spending money you don’t need to spend. By paying attention to some basic maintenance you can delay unneccessary and often costly upgrades, replacements and expansions that, in reality, you might not need.

Speed up your computer. There are things to do, and things to avoid doing, that can keep your computer running as fast as it possibly can – for as long as it possibly can.

Free up space. Is your disk filling up? There’s a good chance that a bunch of it is stuff you don’t need. Learn how to identify what to keep and what to trash (and what to backup and then trash).

This collection of articles culled from the pages of Ask Leo! are the steps you need to take “every so often” that can help keep your computer running at its peak.

I see people discarding computers way too early. It just doesn’t have to be that way, especially when the problem that they’re trying to solve is all about software, not hardware.

Don’t be one of those people. The Ask Leo! Guide to Routine Maintenance will help you keep your computer running smoothly without costly replacements.

Have a Peek!

Download a PDF of the first 10 pages of the book, including the table of contents:

Ask Leo! Guide to Routine Maintenance

Click to Download PDF

Written in easy-to-understand style, and complete with step by step screen shots I’ll show you how to:

  • prepare for common problems (beyond just backing up)
  • avoid things that shorten the effective life of your computer and just generally make life difficult
  • clean up your computer by removing things you just don’t need – some of it even automatically!
  • analyze and repair problems with your hard disk
  • speed up your hard disk
  • keep an eye on your system for potential problems, and misbehaving programs

All using free tools or tools already included in Windows to help you easily get the job done.

And of course, there’s video!

Once you register your purchase you’ll have instant access to a bonus set of companion videos that walk through showing you exactly how to do what’s described in the book.

All included for FREE with your purchase of The Ask Leo! Guide to Routine Maintenance.

Videos you can watch online, or download to your own computer for viewing later.

And in “standard” or HD formats to make everything as clear as possible.

What format? All formats!

Regardless of which format you purchase, once you register your purchase you’ll also be able to immediately download any of the available electronic formats:

  • .pdf – for your desktop, laptop, mobile device or just about any device that includes a PDF reader.
  • .mobi – the native format for the Amazon Kindle, easily copied or emailed to your Kindle.
  • .epub – the electronic book format used by many other ebook readers including the Barnes & Noble Nook.

Even if you purchase the paper copy from Amazon, you’ll get access to the electronic downloads as well.

Purchase your copy of The Ask Leo! Guide to Routine Maintenance now, and give your computer a new lease on a longer life … today!

Ask Leo! Guide to Routine MaintenanceThe Ask Leo! Guide to Routine Maintenance
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Backing Up 101

Backing Up 101

Backups Confuse You?

If the answer is a loud and resounding YES!, as it is for many people, then Backing Up 101 is for you.

In plain English, Ask Leo!’s Leo Notenboom gives an overview of the back up landscape, detailing in story and description six different ways of backing up your data and your computer, including recommendations for when and when not to use each.

Do you know when no backup at all is appropriate?

How about using tools like Dropbox – a data synchronization and sharing utility – for backing up data?

What’s the bottom line safest and best approach?

All that and more in this overview of different ways to back up.

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Backing Up – The Closest thing to a Silver Bullet

Having a proper and recent backup can save you from all of those scenarios and more. In fact, there’s very little that a good backup can’t rescue you from.

Malware infection? Restore from a backup and it’s gone.

Bad software update? Restore from a backup and it’s removed.

Need that file you deleted last week? Restore it from a backup.

I could go on singing the praises of backups … but hopefully by now you get the idea.

You should backup.

So why aren’t you?

Backing Up 101 – Six Different Ways to Back Up (And Which Ones You Should Use) will get you started down the path of data safety.

If It’s In Only One Place It’s Not Backed Up

Think about your data.

Think about your most important data.

Now, imagine that data gone – *poof* – in the blink of an eye due to a hard disk crash or other catastrophic failure.

Is that simply an inconvenience, or does it send chills down your spine?

If the later, then you know you should be backing up.

If you’re not sure, then you probably should be backing up.

Backing Up 101 – Six Different Ways to Back Up (And Which Ones You Should Use)  will help get you started.

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Maintaining Windows XP – A Practical Guide

Maintaining Windows XPWindows XP Isn’t Dead!

endoflifesaleNot by a long shot!

In 2010, nearly 10 years after its initial release, Windows XP was being used by over half of the visitors to Ask Leo!.

That’s over 9,000,000 visitors running XP.

In early 2011, Windows XP is estimated to remain above 50% market share.

That means that XP is in use on more computers than every other operating system … combined!

No, XP’s not dead. Not by a long shot.

Make Windows XP Last

As you can see, if you’re running Windows XP, you’re not alone. Microsoft’s venerable operating system remains one of the most popular on the planet.

Heck, if you’ve got an older machine that’s not up to handling more recent versions of Windows, XP might well be your only option.

And that’s not a bad thing!

But there’s often a problem…

After running Windows XP for several years, I’ll bet your machine is slooooow. Slow to start up, slow to shut down, and just generally slow to use. Slower than it was when you first got it…

Right?

Guess what? Once again, you’re not alone!

And that’s exactly what Maintaining Windows XP – A Practical Guide is going to help you fix.

Don’t let software shorten the life of your hardware.

One of the most frustrating scenarios I see is when people spend money – good money that they could be using for something else – to buy a new machine.

When they didn’t have to!!

This goes beyond the extreme “do I need to get a new machine because I have a virus?” kind of thinking (it’s a common question, and the answer of course is no). This is a more common and slightly more acceptable assumption:

My machine’s slowing down.

Must be time for a new one.

Not necessarily.

Not nearly as often as you might think.

More often than not, the hardware’s not the problem.

It’s the software, silly!

And software can often be fixed. I’ll show you how.

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If it ain’t broke, don’t toss it.

It hurts me to see good computers get tossed aside when in all likelihood it doesn’t have to be that way.

In many cases, people are just throwing their hands up in resignation and starting over.

One: you can do that without spending money on a new machine.

Two: you probably don’t have to do that at all.

And that is what Maintaining Windows XP – A Practical Guide is all about: the steps you can take without buying a new machine and without installing a new operating system. Steps that’ll help make your machine more reliable, more efficient and more useful.

Steps that’ll help your machine last longer.

“Your book was well worth the price and my time invested in following your recommendations.”

Don’t upgrade – “regrade”.

Every so often out in rural country, the roads will get re-graded – the old bumpy, noisy road surface will get smoothed out. Perhaps a few potholes will get filled in, new road materials might be laid down as needed. The overall quality of the road will be restored to something closer to its original condition.

Same road, only smoother.

That’s all your Windows XP computer might need.

Remove a few potholes, smooth out the ride, and you’ll be driving along at speeds you only remembered.

A clean machine is a faster machine.

And that’s what Maintaining Windows XP – A Practical Guide will help you do – clean your Windows XP machine to get rid of the potholes.

Running out of disk space? I’ll look at how you can figure out what to toss and what to keep, and different ways to make more room.

Start up slow? I’ll run through what you need to know to examine and evaluate what’s starting automatically. If you’ve never looked – it’s a lot – and a lot more than is needed, and we’ll get rid of a bunch!

Machine bogging down while you’re using it? I’ll show you how to tell why, and what to do about it.

Applications crashing? I’ll look at some of the most common causes and what you can do to resolve ’em.

Not Sure? How About This?

30 Day GuaranteeI’m going to do something I’ve never done before. It’s a little scary, but I’m so convinced that this book can help you get more mileage out of your Windows XP machine, I’ll make you this offer:

If within 30 days of purchasing the book, you decide it’s not helpful, let me know and I’ll give you your money back.

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Buy Now!

The PDF is yours to download within seconds of your purchase. The sooner you buy, the sooner your Windows XP machine can start behaving more like you remember it used to.

End-Of-Life Sale!

Window’s XP’s days are numbered, there’s no doubt about it. Support ends in April of 2014, and Microsoft’s own anti-malware tools will stop being updated roughly a year after that.

But I also hear from a lot of people who want to keep using Windows XP as long as is possible.

Well, guess what? That’s exactly why Maintaining Windows XP – A Practical Guide was originally written!

So in “celebration” of Windows XP’s imminent demise, and as a way to help out all of you who want to keep it running as long as is humanly possible, I’ve put the PDF version on sale for 50% OFF.

Grab your copy today!

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Maintaining Windows 7 – Backing Up

Discontinued … but Replaced!

Saved! - Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup - PaperbackThanks for your interest in Maintaining Windows 7 – Backing Up.

The book has been replaced by two updated books:

Saved! – Backing Up with Windows 7 Backup shows you how to back up your computer using the backup program that’s included with Windows 7.

Saved! Backing Up With Macrium ReflectSaved! – Backing Up with Macrium Reflect show you how to back up your computer using my preferred solution: Macrium Reflect backup software.

The two books taken together are a complete replacement for Maintaining Windows 7 – Backing Up.

Each book includes its own collection of updated example videos as well as access to all digital formats of the book (.pdf, .mobi, .epub) once you register your purchase using a link that is in each book.

Important: if you already own Maintaining Windows 7 – Backing Up then you already own these books as well. Check your registered owners page for the downloads.

Thank you once again for your support!

Leo