What to do when your email is hacked

November 25, 2014

At one point or another, most of us will fall victim to some form of hacking over the Internet.  The most common form is having cloud based email services such as yahoo mail or live mail hacked.  When this happens you frequently lose access to the email account and the account starts to be used […]

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Free Pickup and Dropoff from Computer-Repair-Now.Com

November 12, 2014

As always we offer free pickup and drop off service to customers located in our extensive primary coverage area.  If you would like to drop off your system, please contact us to schedule an appointment for our North Aurora location. We hope that you like our new vehicle and graphics as much as we do!

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New Mobile Website

November 2, 2014

Computer-Repair-Now.Com is pleased to announce the launch of our mobile site. In order to access the new site, all you need to do is go to the Computer-Repair-Now.Com website. If you are accessing it through a smart phone or mobile device, the mobile version of the website will automatically be displayed. If you wish to […]

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How is your backup working?

May 29, 2014

Backing up your pictures, videos, music and documents is just as important today as it has ever been.  Even with the proliferation of cloud based applications and more reliable solid state hard drives, there are still plenty of things that can go wrong that can cause you to lose your important files.  While backing up […]

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Laptop still works after liquid spill! … for now.

November 24, 2013

Sooner or later most frequent computer users have some sort of accident which involves a little bit of liquid splashing on their laptop computer.  While drying the computer off, placing it in a bin of rice etc. may allow the computer to still run.  This is not a permanent fix.  Any sort of moisture left […]

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It takes more than Windows Updates

August 2, 2013

If you are like most computer users, you have Windows set to update automatically.  That is an important first step in maintaining the security of your system but Windows is not the only thing that needs to be updated on a regular basis.  Over the last few years a large number of viruses have been […]

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Common problems leading to laptop LCD screen replacement

May 22, 2013

It is difficult to work on a laptop when you can't see what is on the screen.  Even though it is sometimes possible to connect an external monitor, this is not convenient and makes it difficult to properly use a laptop computer.  Laptop LCD screen replacement can be required for several different reasons but is […]

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Still running Windows XP? Microsoft ending support April 2014

March 29, 2013

We have many home customers and even more business customers that are still running Windows XP on at least some of their systems.  Even though XP is over 13 years old, it is solid operating system that gets the job done.  For many there has just not been a compelling reason to switch, however, that […]

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Beware of Windows 8 System Refresh

December 29, 2012

If you are running Windows 8 (and if you aren't, we don't recommend that you "upgrade") there is a new recovery function called system refresh.  If you have any sort of problem including opening a document at some point the troubleshooting tips will suggest that users run "system refresh".  Many users of other versions of […]

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How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7

December 12, 2012

Even though Windows 8 has only been out for a few weeks now, it is difficult to find a new computer without it.  Besides a few minor internal improvements, Windows 8 is not a revolutionary improvement over the previous versions.  The new "Metro" interface is fine for phones and tablets but when it comes to […]

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