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Can Computer Pieces & Parts Make A Working Computer?

January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Can Computer Pieces & Parts Make A Working Computer?

I had a customer with a conference deadline & two crashed computers & one sick new computer needing to be up & running ASAP ! The three computers were: 1 – Older desktop computer with dead harddrive – clicking sound 2 – Newer desktop coputer – virus infected & not running properly 3 – Laptop with cracked screen & […]

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What Things Should I Do First With My New Computer?

January 27, 2015 0 Comments
What Things Should I Do First With My New Computer?

The first things you should do with your new computer after unboxing & plugging it in: Connect to the internet Run “Windows Updates” – You need to run these updates over & over until no more updates are available.  This may take a long time, but will make sure you have all the Microsoft Windows security […]

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Is my old broken computer worth repairing or fixing?

January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Is my old broken computer worth repairing or fixing?

How do I know if my older computer is worth repairing? There are several things to consider: How Old Is Your Computer & How Is It Configured? How Much Are New Computers Selling For? How Much Is The Diagnostic or Repair Cost? How Long Will The Repair Take? How Soon Do I Need My Computer […]

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Why should I clear my internet browser cache ?

January 10, 2015 0 Comments
Why should I clear my internet browser cache ?

Clearing your browser cache can: – Make your browser run faster – Make sure you are seeing recent web page updates – Help diagnose possible spyware or browser hijacking Way back in the dial-up modem ages, browser caches were meant to make your browsing faster by not having to download repeatitive images each time you […]

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What is wrong when my computer freezes up?

What is wrong when my computer freezes up?

You first want to make sure it is not just the last program you were in that froze up: – Try clicking on the Start Button to see if it reacts. – Try pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete & starting Task Manager – Wait for a several minutes to see if something happens – Did you just install […]

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Recognizing email scams !

December 18, 2014 0 Comments

These email scams happen anytime of year, but are much more common during the Chrismas season ! The scams are primarily geared to consumers, but businesses can also fall prey to these scams! Be sure to watch both the video & take the quiz to be better educated on recognizing these scams. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mcafee-intel-security-phishing-quiz-can-you-spot-a-scam-dont-be-so-sure/

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How Do I Setup My New Computer?

December 17, 2014 1 Comment

(And Transfer Information & Programs From My Old Computer) BEFORE TEARING DOWN YOUR OLD COMPUTER: – Backup your information/data to thumb drive or USB hard drive – Backup your information/data again to different media – List the programs from your old computer you want on your new computer & look for the installation discs & […]

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What To Do If You Think You Have A Virus !

December 8, 2014 0 Comments

DON’T: 1 – Randomly search for virus cleaning programs on the web 2 – Believe pop-ups telling you your computer is infected – unless you know it is from a program you had already installed 3 – Believe phone calls from Microsoft telling you you’re infected 4 – Install a 2nd or 3rd virus cleaning […]

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Are People Or Businesses Stealing Your WiFi?

November 13, 2014 0 Comments

Are suspicious people just sitting in cars near your business or home? Maybe they are stealing WiFi? In following a www.Nextdoor.com posting stream about someone sitting for hours in a car on a street. Many suggested, stalking, undercover, etc. But one suggestion was they may be stealing WiFi. I also ran across another possibility that […]

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“Microsoft fixes severe 19 year-old Windows bug…”

November 12, 2014 0 Comments

“Microsoft fixes severe 19 year-old Windows bug found in everything since Windows 95” http://www.pcworld.com/article/2846004/microsoft-fixes-severe-19-year-old-windows-bug-found-in-everything-since-windows-95.html#tk.nl_today This fix is timely being that yesterday was the monthly Microsoft 2nd Tuesday Microsoft Updates day.  On or just after the 2nd Tuesday of every month, your computer should be installing updates when you shut down or startup your computer. If […]

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