Banks Technology Services Featured On Panel Of Data Security Experts

Philip Banks Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Banks Technology Services was recently featured on Digital Guardian’s panel of Data Security Experts. The panel discussed misconceptions around Endpoint Security. We’re honored to be part of this group and would like to thank Nate Lord and Digital Guardian for including us. Take a look at the article here: Data Security Experts Answer: What is the Biggest Misconception Companies Have About Endpoint Security & Protection Tools? About Digital Guardian: Digital Guardian, Inc. provides data security solutions to protect data from insider and outsider threats. It offers data loss prevention solution that automatically blocks …

Philip BanksBanks Technology Services Featured On Panel Of Data Security Experts

Windows 10 – Live Announcements

Philip Banks Windows OS Leave a Comment

What We Thought vs. We We Got Today’s 1PM EDT announcement has brought a few surprises and confirmed a few expectations. We’ll be updating this post throughout the Microsoft event. Name What We Thought: The next version of Windows would be named Windows 9. What We Got: Windows 10 Upgrade Cost What We Thought: It will be a free upgrade for for Windows 8 users. What We Got: Microsoft declined to discuss upgrade and pricing information during the Q&A session. Start Menu: What We Thought: The Start Menu will make …

Philip BanksWindows 10 – Live Announcements

Windows 8.1 Recovery Options – Restore, Refresh, & Reset

Philip Banks Windows 8.1 Leave a Comment

Recovery Options Windows 8.1 includes several Recovery Options which I believe are an improvement over Windows 7. You can access these Recovery Options by . If possible, before you attempt any of these Recovery Options, make sure that you have full backups of everything on your computer. I suggest starting with the Restore option first, as it is the least invasive option. If that doesn’t solve your issue, continue on to Refresh. If you’re still stuck, Reset may be your only choice. Let’s look at each of the Recovery Options …

Philip BanksWindows 8.1 Recovery Options – Restore, Refresh, & Reset

6 Ways Trello Will Make You Work Smarter

Philip Banks Applications Leave a Comment

What Is Trello? According to the fine folks at Trello, “Trello makes it easy to organize anything with anyone.” Trello is a web-based application that will make you more productive. It fits in somewhere between your to do list and full fledged project management software, and in many cases it can replace both. It keeps you on track, using your own system, and lets you track your results. The Basics Everything starts with your first Trello Board. A Trello Board contains all of your Lists, your Lists contain all of …

Philip Banks6 Ways Trello Will Make You Work Smarter

How To Create A Windows 8.1 Recovery Drive

Philip Banks Windows 8.1 Leave a Comment

What Is A Windows 8.1 Recovery Drive A Windows 8.1 Recovery Drive is a bootable USB flash drive that you can use to troubleshoot Windows 8.1. The built-in Create A Recovery Drive tool, makes this process quick and simple. You will need at least a 512MB USB Flash Drive, a larger drive is fine but 512MB is the minimum. Make sure you don’t have any files you need on the flash drive, when you create the Recovery Drive it will be formatted and everything on the flash drive will be deleted. The Windows …

Philip BanksHow To Create A Windows 8.1 Recovery Drive

How To: Restore Windows 8.1 With A System Image

Philip Banks Windows 8.1 Leave a Comment

Continuing our theme of backup and recovery options in Windows 8.1, today we’re going to show you how to restore your computer using a System Image. In order to restore from a System Image, you’ll first need to . You will also need to . We’ll use the Recovery Drive to boot your computer into Windows 8.1 Troubleshooting options. How To Boot To Windows 8.1 Troubleshooting Options First, you’ll need to plug in your Rescovery Drive into a USB port on your computer. If you used an external hard drive to create your System Image, …

Philip BanksHow To: Restore Windows 8.1 With A System Image

Create A System Image in Windows 8.1

Philip Banks Windows 8.1 Leave a Comment

How To Create A System Image in Windows 8.1 Yes, a System Image backup is still available in Windows 8.1. Yes, Microsoft did hide it pretty well. With cloud storage becoming prevalent, Microsoft is moving (pushing?) users away from the conventional PC backup. Only a few years ago, everyone was encouraged to keep meticulous backups. In the event of a drive failure or a particularly insidious virus, unless you had good backups, your data was lost. Microsoft’s current idea is that users should be storing their documents, pictures, music, etc. …

Philip BanksCreate A System Image in Windows 8.1

Restore Files With Windows 8 File History

Philip Banks Windows 8.1 Leave a Comment

Now that we know what  is, let’s get into the meat and potatoes of File History and learn how to restore files with Windows 8 File History in the event of a crash, deleted file, corrupt file, etc. How To Restore Files With Windows 8 File History? To begin, open up File History from the Control Panel. In the left hand column you’ll see the option for Restore Personal Files. Now you’ll be presented with a new window that shows all of the folders from which you can restore files with Windows 8 File …

Philip BanksRestore Files With Windows 8 File History

Windows 8 File History

Philip Banks Windows 8.1 Leave a Comment

What Is Windows 8 File History? For everything that is wrong with Windows 8, there are several things Microsoft did right. The new File History feature is one of those things. File History has its roots in Previous Versions, a  similar feature found in Windows 7 along with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003. Windows 8 has taken the relatively unknown Previous Versions, made it more robust, slapped a new name on it, and brought it to the forefront. Mac Users will recognize File History as being very similar to Time Machine in OS …

Philip BanksWindows 8 File History