All computer software needs updating at some point. Last week, Windows-powered devices everywhere were updated to Windows 10, which includes a faster Internet application, a virtual assistant, real-time game streaming and other exciting new features. Although, most of them were successful, you never know if and when something might go wrong. Here’s what you can do to ensure a safe upgrade.

Back up you files

Although this will require some time, it’s always better to keep a good copy of your files. Use pCloud Drive to save additional versions of your data. That way, you will be able to access and work on every document from different devices, regardless of the version of your OS. When your PC is finally up-to-date, your files will be there, waiting for you. No additional risks taken!

Bonus tip: For easy access to your files, follow this guide to organizing your files in the cloud the smart way.

Take an additional layer of security

Are you currently storing sensitive on your PC? If the answer is yes, you may want to use pCloud Crypto instead. Financial documents, medical records and other similar items should be encrypted with a password that only you, the user, know. By using this client-side encryption method, you ensure that your files won’t end up in the wrong hands. Move every sensitive file to your Crypto Folder to ensure a safe update.

If you’re one of many updating to Windows 10, think about updating your cloud platform while you’re at it. Though there are many platforms to choose from, pCloud comes with secure, collaborative and simple features that give it a leg up against its competitors.