• Bitcoin and Ethereum

    Exciting Times in Cryptocurrency

    Cryptocurrency has the potential to improve the speed and efficiency of financial transactions around the world.

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    Annual Data Backup Reminder

    Alaska Computer Guy’s annual reminder that it is very important to regularly backup any important data that is stored on your computer.

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    “Free” Upgrade blues?

    Windows employed some dubious practices to force unsuspecting users into upgrading their computers to Windows 10 and not everyone was happy.

  • How to Compact a Virtual Disk (.vhdx)

    This quick and easy method of compacting a virtual hard drive (.vhdx file) reduces the size of the file and takes just seconds to complete.

  • First Impression of Windows 10

    I am encouraging users to hold off at least a few weeks to see how well Windows 10 is received by the early-adopters.

  • File and Data Backup

    Don’t Leave Your Backup to Chance

    For about $70 per year, you can have the peace of mind that your files are automatically being backed up to the cloud and sleep like a baby.

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    Always Choose Custom Installation

    Always choose custom installation when installing new software because it gives you the ability to decline unwanted software and settings.

  • Should You Upgrade Windows?

    Computer not running well?  You might be frustrated with lag or with the internet operating slowly.  There might even be one (or more) error message boxes popping up every time…

  • Data Wipe or Data Recovery

    Are you thinking about upgrading your computer but worried about throwing out the old one with confidential data still on the hard drive?

  • Happy New Year

    I hope your 2013 is off to a great start!  Lots of exciting things happening here at Alaska Computer Guy; we’ve signed a handful of new business clients and are…

  • Back to School

    Is your student or family computer ready for school to start up?  Things such as regular internet use, adding and removing programs, and unwanted cookies and spyware all add up…

  • PC Cleanup

    With Spring just a memory, it’s time to get out and enjoy our summers.  If you’re on the move as much this time of year as I am, then I…

  • Data Backup

    Just a reminder from your friends at Alaska Computer Guy that you should always have a backup of critical and irreplaceable information.  What would you do if you went to…

  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year from Alaska Computer Guy!  I hope this year greets you with good health and success in all of your endeavors.  I am excited about the prospects that…

  • Beware a new attack

    Christmas shopping is winding down for the year, but cyber criminals apparently haven’t filled their stockings yet.  I have been getting a lot of calls about a

  • Great Time to Upgrade

    I’m not sure if it’s the still struggling economy or if businesses are feeling that much more generous this year, but now is the time to seriously consider upgrading your…