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BarlowsNEW WEBSITE AND EMAIL ADDRESSES: Just a reminder that we recently opened our new website at We welcome you to check it out and tell us what you think of it.

     The email addresses you need to contact us have also changed. You can now reach us at gene@ugr7.comand Also new is and
     Please make these changes to your favorites list and email contacts list so that you will be able to find and contact us.
Free Upgrade to Acronis True Image 2017: Acronis usually puts out a new version of True Image in the Fall of the year. Since we are not employees of Acronis, they do not tell us exactly when the new version will be released. However, years of experience representing Acronis gives us a pretty good guess of their release dates. Most likely, we will see the new True Image 2017 version come out in late August or early September.
     Rather than have you hold back on getting True Image now, let us offer a free upgrade to anyone that purchases the current True Image 2016 from us after July 1, 2016. That way, you can use True Image 2016 to start your important backups and then when the new True Image 2017 becomes available, we will notify you and you can request your free upgrade to the new version.
Staples Offers Free Upgrade Service to Windows 10: One of our older laptops seemed to have some problems upgrading to Windows 10. So, we decided to get the technical experts at our local Staples store to give us a hand. They successfully did the upgrade to Windows 10 for us in a day. When we asked, what we owe them for this service, they said nothing. It seems that Staples and perhaps other technical service facilities are offering this upgrade for free. Check it out with your local technical service location.
July 2016 Newsletter
By Gene Barlow
User Group Relations
Copyrighted July 2016
Now is the perfect time to move your computer from an old Windows system to the new Windows 10 Operating System. Windows 10 was released nearly a year ago and over the past months, it has been used by millions of users. Early bugs in the code have been found and corrected. Today, Windows 10 is a mature and stable operating system and the system of the future. In the past few weeks, I have successfully moved all of my computer systems to the Windows 10 base. It is an excellent operating system and one that all computer users should depend on.
     In this article, we will cover the two ways you have to move your computer to a Windows 10 base and give you the steps needed to successfully complete this process: If you have a fairly new computer hardware system, you should consider upgrading your current Windows system to the new Windows 10 system. To make this approach attractive, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade for all Win7 and Win8/8.1 users. Be aware that this free upgrade expires July 29, 2016, so don’t put this off much longer.
     If you have an older computer, you may want to buy a new computer with Windows 10 already installed on it. In this case, you will want to move your important files from your old computer and get them to run on your new Windows 10 computer. How to do this is very different than the Windows 10 Upgrade approach.
     We will give you detailed steps to follow to accomplish either of the two approaches you select. Follow these steps carefully and the move to Windows 10 should be easy to do.
Upgrading Older Computers to Windows 10. Most users that have a computer they bought in the past 4-5 years will find that it is probably powerful enough to handle the new Windows 10 operating system. These newer computers should have Win7 or Win8/8.1 installed on them. These computers may take advantage of the Microsoft offer to do a free upgrade of these systems to Windows 10. Microsoft has placed a free upgrade notice on these eligible computers and have probably been asking you to upgrade over the past months. This free upgrade announcement is shown as a small Windows icon in the lower right corner of your computer. Click on it to find out more about your Win10 upgrade.
     The detailed steps to be followed to upgrade your old Windows system to the new Windows 10 operating system can be found at
Moving Files from Older Computer to new Windows 10 Computer. If you’re using a computer you bought over 5 years ago, it is probably too old to properly handle Windows 10. Much has changed in the past several years and today’s computer hardware is much more capable than a few years ago. On the other hand, the price of computer hardware has dropped dramatically in the past several years. Today, you can buy a new computer that will run rings around your old computer for just a few hundred dollars. You may not need to replace your display or printers when you replace your main computer, so those costs will not add to your expense. The new computer will certainly come with the latest Windows 10 operating system. So, your main concerns will be to move your application programs and data files from your old computer to your new computer.
     Unfortunately, a lot of users think that all they need to do is to back up their old computer and then restore it on their new computer system. Backup software does not work that way. It was designed to backup one computer and then restore it back to the same computer if it fails. It was never designed to migrate the contents of one computer to a new computer. This process takes a system migration utility and not a backup utility. However, you can get many of your files from the old computer to the new computer with the aid of a backup utility like Acronis True Image 2016.
     The detailed steps to be followed to migrate your application programs and data files to your new Windows 10 computer can be found at
     Those are the two ways to move to Windows 10 on either your old computer or a new Win10 computer you buy.
     To order Acronis True Image 2016 for PC/Mac, Acronis True Image 2016 Cloud or Acronis Disk Director 12 from us, go to and click on the Order Now button near the top of the page to place your order. We charge only $25 for a single license or less for a three license package of our software products. That is half what these excellent products normally sell for from Acronis or from your retail computer store. With the Acronis True Image 2016 Cloud product, you get a license to our popular backup utility plus unlimited Cloud storage for one year to be used by one computer and up to three smart devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.). The cost of this True Image Cloud package is only $50, again half the normal price of the product. Not only do we provide the best prices for these excellent products, we also give our customers much better support than they will get from Acronis or other distributers.
     If you have questions about this article or the Acronis True Image for PC/Mac, Acronis True Image Cloud or Acronis Disk Director products, send an email to and I will try to help you with your questions.
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