For more than 27 years, people have been making use of Windows based computers to enhance their lives. The operating system that we have come to know and love has undergone some major changes over the years. Read more
Today, I’d like to talk about free antivirus. A lot of people feel that free antivirus is going to be good enough to protect them online. I’d like to dispell that myth right now.
The simple fact is free antivirus are free, they don’t have a lot of employees, they can’t stay up to date with up to 5000 viruses and Trojan coming out of base in Europe every single week. Read more
Today, I’d like to talk to you about the differences between HDD or hard disk drive and a solid state disk known as SSD in industry.
Now, for about 20 years, we all know the Hard Disk Drive, this is it, the Hard Disk Drive. It’s a rotational magnetic optical media. The data is stored magnetically ones and zeros, the disk spins, then its converted to the other side, impulses and sends to the computer. Really boring stuff I know, but that’s where windows sits, thats where your program sits, thats where your data sits. Read more
Today, I’d like to try and draw a line the difference between a slow PC and slow internet. We get a lot of calls from Customers saying “My PC’s slow”, “My internet is slow” and they’re not sure which one is which. Today I’m going to make sure that the lines are clear.
If your PC takes 5 minutes to boot or if you start word it takes 2 or 3 minutes to boot, your PC is slow. If you go and start internet explorer and it starts quickly, but the web page fills in very slowly, that’s slow internet. It’s very important to understand the difference. A lot of people get confused when it comes to the internet about the big term, downloads. You may think “Oh, I got a big download limit, it should be fast”, that’s not necessarily so.
Today I would like to talk to you about backups. This is pretty serious stuff. People come to us regularly for distraught reasons They’ve lost their family photos, there childhood photos, song lists, movie lists, whatever it may be.
The rule of thumb with backups is you must always have your most valuable data in two separate places. Keep one on the computer and one on a backup drive or another computer. Read more
Today, I’d like to talk about PCs and why they slow down. Basically, it comes down to a number of factors. Not running windows updates, not clearing out temporary files, not cleaning up programs that are not used, and the big and almighty one will be unwanted junkware. Sometimes, its even malware.
A good example is anyone who is prompted to update a java will inevitably see “would you like to also install the ask toolbar” and “would you like to change your homepage” and “would you like to change your search engine” Read more
Today, I’d like to talk to you about servicing a computer. A lot of people seem to feel that the computer’s working, no matter how long they might have it, it’s working, why would they spend any money on it. Read more