🌟 Celebrating a Year of Success and Looking Ahead! 🎊
As we bid farewell to 2023, the team at Genius Computing is filled with gratitude for the incredible journey we’ve shared with our valued customers and partners. 🚀 Your trust and collaboration have been the driving force behind our growth in the North East IT Support sector, and we want to express our sincere appreciation.

👏 Thank You for a Remarkable Year!

Throughout the past year, we’ve had the privilege of working on exciting projects, overcoming challenges, and strengthening the relationships that make Genius Computing your trusted IT support in the North East.

💻 North East IT Support Excellence

At Genius Computing, our commitment to providing unparalleled IT support for businesses in the North East remains unwavering. Our team of experts ensures that your technology works seamlessly, allowing you to focus on what you do best—running your business.

🌐 Looking Forward to 2024

As we reflect on the successes of 2023, we’re eagerly anticipating the opportunities that the new year holds. Our dedication to delivering exceptional IT solutions drives us forward, and we’re excited about continuing to support your business in the coming year.

📞 Ready to Elevate Your IT Experience?

Explore how Genius Computing can enhance your business with our comprehensive IT support services. Visit our Contact Page and let’s start a conversation.

🌐 Learn More About Us

Discover the full range of our services and how we can contribute to your business success. Check out our Services Page for detailed information.

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Hard Drive Cloning

Are you looking to upgrade your computer’s performance? Hard Drive Cloning to an SSD can make a world of difference. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process using Macrium Reflect Free, even if you’re not a tech expert. Let’s get started!

Things you will need

  • A working Windows 7/10/11 machine
  • An SSD drive suitable for your space requirements
  • A USB to SATA cable
  • The tools / knowledge to swap out your drive in your device

Step 1: Download and Install Macrium Reflect Free

Begin by downloading and installing Macrium Reflect Free. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit the Macrium Reflect Free download page.
  2. Click “Download” to get the software.
  3. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install it on your PC.

Step 2: Launch Macrium Reflect Free

Once the installation is complete, launch Macrium Reflect Free from your desktop icon or Start Menu.

Step 3: Create Rescue Media (Optional but Recommended)

Prepare for the unexpected by creating rescue media:

  1. Click “Other Tasks” on the left.
  2. Choose “Create Rescue Media.”
  3. Follow the prompts to create a bootable USB drive or external hard drive.

Step 4: Start Hard Drive Cloning Process

In the main window of Macrium Reflect, click “Clone this disk” under “Backup Tasks.”

Step 5: Select Source and Target Drives

Choose your source hard drive and proceed:

  1. Check the box next to your source drive (the one you’re cloning).
  2. Click “Clone this disk.”

Step 6: Choose Destination Drive

Select your new SSD as the destination for the cloning process and click “Next.”

Step 7: Configure Cloning Options

Unless you have specific needs, keep the default settings and click “Next.”

Step 8: Review and Confirm

Double-check your selections:

  1. Verify your source and target drives.
  2. Click “Finish” to start the cloning process.

Step 9: Hard Drive Cloning Process

Watch Macrium Reflect work its magic. This may take some time.

Step 10: Replace Hard Drive with SSD

Complete the hardware transition:

  1. Shut down your PC.
  2. Swap the old hard drive with the newly cloned SSD.
  3. Power on your computer.

Step 11: Hard Drive Cloning Success

Ensure everything works smoothly with your SSD. Your computer should be faster now.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully cloned your hard drive to an SSD using Macrium Reflect Free. Your computer’s performance should be noticeably improved. If you encounter any issues, consult Macrium Reflect’s documentation or seek expert help.

Remember, technology can change, so for the most current instructions, refer to the latest version of Macrium Reflect Free’s user guide.

For more tech guides and tips, stay tuned to our blog!

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, businesses need reliable and efficient IT solutions to stay competitive. That’s where Genius Computing, a leading Managed IT Service provider based in the vibrant Northeast of England, comes into the picture. With their exceptional expertise and commitment to excellence, Genius Computing has been empowering businesses across various industries, ensuring seamless technology operations and driving growth. In this article, we explore the reasons why Genius Computing stands out as a fantastic choice for businesses seeking top-notch Managed IT Services.

Unparalleled Expertise

Genius Computing boasts a team of highly skilled IT professionals who possess in-depth knowledge and expertise across a wide range of IT domains. Their collective experience enables them to deliver tailored solutions that align with each client’s unique requirements. From network infrastructure design and implementation to cloud migration and cybersecurity, their comprehensive suite of services covers all aspects of IT management.

Customized Solutions

Recognizing that every business has unique IT needs, Genius Computing takes a personalized approach to service delivery. They invest time and effort in understanding your organization’s goals, challenges, and IT infrastructure. This deep understanding allows them to design and implement customized IT solutions that maximize efficiency, productivity, and security. Whether you require proactive system monitoring, data backup and recovery, or strategic IT consulting, Genius Computing has the expertise to deliver.

Proactive IT Support

One of the standout features of Genius Computing is their proactive approach to IT support. Instead of waiting for problems occurring, we implement monitoring tools to identify/resolve potential issues before they impact your business. Their dedicated support team is available around the clock to provide prompt assistance, ensuring minimal downtime and uninterrupted workflow. With Genius Computing by your side, you can focus on core business activities while we handle the complexities of IT.

Cutting-Edge Security

In today’s digital landscape, data breaches and cyber threats pose significant risks to businesses of all sizes. Genius Computing takes cybersecurity seriously, implementing robust measures to safeguard your valuable information. From implementing multi-layered firewalls to conducting regular vulnerability assessments, they prioritize protecting your systems and sensitive data. By staying up to date with the latest security practices, Genius Computing ensures your business remains resilient against evolving threats.

Managed IT Service Provider: Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Scalability and Flexibility

As your business grows and evolves, your IT infrastructure needs to keep pace. Genius Computing understands this and provides scalable solutions that can adapt to your changing requirements. Whether you’re expanding to new locations, onboarding additional staff, or integrating new technologies, their team will ensure your IT infrastructure remains agile and optimized to support your business goals.

Local Presence and Dedicated Support

With our headquarters in the Northeast of England, Genius Computing brings a localized touch to their service delivery. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by businesses in the region. We also have a deep understanding of the local market dynamics. Furthermore, our commitment to exceptional customer service means you’ll receive personalized attention and swift response times whenever you need us.

Managed IT Service Provider

In the fast-paced world of technology, having a reliable and capable Managed IT Service provider is essential for businesses to thrive. With their exceptional expertise, customized solutions, proactive support, cutting-edge security measures, scalability, and local presence, Genius Computing has established itself as a fantastic choice for businesses in Northeast England. Partnering with Genius Computing allows you to unlock the full potential of your technology infrastructure. It will also help drive efficiency, and focus on what you do best—growing your business.

Contact Genius Computing today and embark on a transformative IT journey that will propel your business towards success.

Genius Computing Limited have been working on achieving the Cyber Essentials Plus certification. We are pleased say that we had no issue in achieving this, and you can find our official certification here: Certification Link. The certification is only valid for 1 year, to ensure we keep on top of security.

Due to our vision of pushing into more public contracts, we decided to get certified for Cyber Essentials. This certification shows that as a business, we are secure against cyber threats. Not only does that mean the data we hold is safe, but we also know how to make the data in your digital environment safe. As an IT business, we pride ourselves on our security. This Cyber Essentials Plus scheme puts that pride into a visible certification.

The certification proves that we keep all of our services secure. This includes any services that hold data on behalf of our customers. It shows we understand how important regular updating is of software. You can find out more about the certification here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberessentials/overview

We are keen to talk to companies that are looking for IT services, or to secure their environment. We offer a range of IT services, from ongoing IT support retainers, to Ad-Hoc migrations of data/emails etc. Another offering we have is website design and development services, should you require them.

If your company requires any assistance with IT support, then get in touch with us.