Our gift to you this holiday season: Below you will find a few helpful tips which will hopefully avoid some common problems.
1.) When you do turn off your computer (desktop or laptop), shut it down using the built in Windows function. How to do this will vary depending on the version of Windows that you are running but generally if you right click on the Windows icon you will see a power button with a shutdown option. If you have a laptop, make sure that it turns off before you pack it up for travel.
2.) When you start your computer and log into Windows, allow the system ample time to completely start up. Even though it may appear ready to start up programs, other system processes and programs are being loaded in the background. If you allow a little bit of time for these programs to load, when you do try and start up your Internet browser or other program the response time will be much faster.
3.) If you have a laptop or notebook, don’t just close the cover and travel with the device instead of performing a full shutdown (see #1). In most cases when you just close the laptop it puts the device in a sleep mode. Depending on the manufacturer and model the sleep mode may or may not actually completely power down the system. If is not completely powered off (or decides to wake up) the system can be damaged due to overheating (especially if in a bag) and vibration if carried around while the hard drive is spinning.
If you have any questions concerning these tips or any other issues please feel free to contact us at: http://computer-repair-now.com
On July 29, 2015 Microsoft made Windows 10 available (for free) to owners of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. Overall I think that Windows 10 is a better release than the prior versions but as with any new operating system, you really don’t want to be an early adopter unless you are living on the edge. There are still hundreds of unresolved compatibility issues especially for older systems and the install process, while a significant improvement over prior operating system releases, still does fail from time to time. If you can’t resist the temptation to upgrade right away, do yourself a favor and take a good backup of your files before you upgrade.
If you upgrade to Windows 10 and it just doesn’t work right for you or you wish to go back to Windows 7 or 8/8.1, Microsoft provides this functionality. It seems to work pretty well but this option is ONLY available for 30 days after you upgrade to Windows 10. After that point the files containing the data required to revert to your old operating system are automatically deleted by Windows. If you are on the fence, please make sure you make up your mind before the 30 days expire. If you need assistance with your upgrade or run into an issue, you can always contact us at http://computer-repair-now.com
It seems that every office supply, electronics store or local geek is offering virus removal service these days. Most of them are probably capable of repairing the active infection but few of them do anything to prevent it from happening again. It has also become very common practice for these services to “nuke and pave” or completely reload your operating system to how it was when you bought it. Don’t worry about your documents or programs, they will be gone too along with any infections.
At Computer-Repair-Now.Com we not only remove all infections, spyware, malware, junkware but we perform the updates to the operating system and applications required to minimize the possibility of future infection. We also attempt to identify the source of the infection so that we can provide guidance as to any behavior that should be avoided in the future to prevent the system from becoming compromised. As part of this cleanup effort you will end up getting the equivalent of a tuneup as well as we will test the hardware, cleanup temporary files and repair any residual damage to your operating system. As a final step we make sure that a proper anti-virus software is installed and functioning when we return the computer.
For more information about our company and services including virus removal, please contact us today at: (630) 444-7220.