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Free Gigabytes of Space After the Windows 10 Update
A little-known fact about Windows is that when you upgrade from one version of Windows to another, it stores the data from the old version of Windows hidden on your hard drive. This is so if there's problems with the new version, you still have the data available to downgrade.
That's great for the unsure user changing from Windows 7 to Windows 8. But for most, there's likely very little reason for you to want to downgrade from the Windows 10 Creators Update, and if you're the kind of person who runs specialist software with specific compatibility, you've probably got your own backup system anyway.
All that's to say that those old versions of Windows are just taking up unnecessary room on your drive, and you can delete them. Thankfully, Windows has a tool to do just that built in.
Crypto-malware, or ransomware, is becoming increasingly prevalent, and there is little protection available. A review of the crypto-malware and some potential mitigation strategies are outlined to allow increased protection for personal and organizational computers.
Read the full article from our blog to make yourself aware of ransomware and to learn how to better protect yourself.
Raptor Z55 receives "Must Have" award from TweakTown
Velocity Micro is pleased to announce that our Raptor Z55 has received a 96% score and the very rare "Must Have" award from TweakTown.com. Here is their final thought on our powerhouse Z55:
"Bottom Line: Solid construction and elegant looks aren't the only things the Velocity Micro Raptor Z55 has to offer. It's also one of the fastest gaming PCs we've ever tested."