Whether you’re looking to replace your old, slow computer, or looking for more privacy and security while online, the StartMeStick is a fast, private, and secure operating system on a stick. Keep your computer, save money, and reduce waste with the StartMeStick! We’re going to answer all your questions about our newest product so you understand what the StartMeStick does, and whether it’s the right fit for you.
What Does the StartMeStick actually do?
Not to be confused with the FixMeStick, the StartMeStick is not a virus removal device. Rather, it’s a fast, private, and secure operating system on a USB that brings your computer back from the dead.
Simply plug it in, and you’ll be brought into the StartMeStick operating system. It will look and feel similar to any operating system you’ve used in the past, but minimal and slimmed down.
In its simplest form, the StartMeStick is a portable operating system that can breathe a new life into an old computer. It is designed to never slow down, break down, or become infected. The StartMeStick can be used by anybody to win against frustrating computer issues. It is like brand new every time you use it.
Reuse Your Computer
Since Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 in January 2020, up to 40% of the world’s PCs have stopped receiving security updates and are no longer safe to use on the Internet.
If Microsoft or Apple has ended support for your operating system, or, if your system is simply not working properly, you can still use your perfectly good computer.
So if you are one of the many who still continue to use Windows 7, the StartMeStick is a simple solution if you’re looking to continue using your computer, without having to deal with the stress of online security. The computer itself is still good, but it is probably just in need of a new secure and private operating system!
More Speed For Your Computer Needs
One of the main focuses of the StartMeStick is its speed and reliability. Because the device doesn’t store any data or prior information, each use of the StartMeStick feels like brand new, with nothing stopping your computer from running fast and smooth.
However, it’s good to keep in mind why it runs faster. Because the StartMeStick resets after each use, it treats each use as a new and fresh session – it doesn’t collect the junk that causes frustrating errors, crashes, freezes, and slowdowns.
Essentially, nothing is stored on the StartMeStick, and although this contributes to its high speed, it means that previous applications and files on your computer won’t be readily available, and all the data you save while using the StartMeStick will not be saved, or available upon the next use.
How it Affects Your Online Privacy
Operating systems like Windows or MacOS gather information from their users. Whether you like it or not, your data is constantly being compiled into several databases – ad tracking, location tracking, online browsing habits, and many more bits of information are all put together to create a digital profile of you.
We designed the StartMeStick as an answer to those concerned with privacy and security. Built from the ground up to be private, the StartMeStick is minimal and effective – none of your information is ever stored on the device, so you don’t need to worry about your information being lost or stolen. And every time you unplug the StartMeStick it goes back to the way it was.
Can I Access my Computer’s Files From my StartMeStick?
Depending on the type of file system on your drive, you may be able to see (i.e. read-only) the files on your computer. You are able to copy these files to an external drive if you plug it in after you start your StartMeStick.
This means new apps would have to be freshly installed upon each use.
However, the StartMeStick comes with a browser pre-installed so you can easily do anything you want online.
If my computer doesn’t work properly, can I still use the StartMeStick on it?
You’re in luck, the StartMeStick is designed to provide new life to computers that haven’t been working too well, or whose operating systems are no longer supported and receiving updates from Microsoft or Apple. As long as you can turn on your computer and it shows some form of life you can use the StartMeStick.
Who is the StartMeStick for?
The StartMeStick is great for anyone hoping to breathe a new life into an old computer that is no longer functioning properly. The StartMeStick is great for those looking for a quick and easy solution to their privacy concerns.
For example, the StartMeStick is perfect for:
- Anyone looking to save an old computer, that is misbehaving, or stuck on the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death.”
- A computer that is running slow, or no longer receiving security updates from Microsoft or Apple.
- When you want to be confident that you’re secure and private online.
- Keeping your good computer and reducing e-waste.
With all that in mind, you can gauge whether or not you think the StartMeStick is right for you! Ready to give it a try? Click here to check it out.
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