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Please feel free to take a look around as things are quite different from our old site. On your left there is a direct link to our Facebook Fanpage, please take the time to "like" and share it. We post helpful hints and tips along with informative articles right on your news feed! Also look at the bottom of our page, you can now live chat with us during normal business hours (Monday- Friday 9am - 5:30pm). We also plan on producing a bi-weekly article full of stories from the road, hints tips and tricks to help make your computer experience easier and more enjoyable, news, and any upcoming specials.
We are very happy with the overall look of the new site, ease of navigation, and the wealth of information located with in our pages. If you have not added it up we list four ways for clients to get in touch with us Phone, Facebook, Live Chat, and E-mail. As time goes on and we get feedback from you and others, we will make slight changes to continually enhance the site.
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In the IT Industry we do not run across many people that are 100% happy with their computers. The complaints are fairly standard to the point we have them memorized. The big three are my computer is to slow, to old, or the new look of windows 8 is too difficult to understand.
Too Slow: ( Could Be Caused By )
Too Old: ( Relative To Usefulness )
The reason we ask the questions above, is if the computer / pc is doing what needs to be done in a manner that is productive then it is worth repairing. We prefer to say the age of the machine is really only a number; however, if you are running windows XP, Microsoft is going to stop supporting it April 8th of 2014.
If you are having difficulty understanding Windows 8, it is to be expected. Microsoft has decided to completely change the way Windows looks and feels. Be patient, and take your time. It will take some getting used to, but you will enjoy it once you learn the ropes and we are here if you need some guidance.
To help you address the issues of a slow computer here are some tips that can help add some life back into it.
Below are the steps on how to remove old applications to help clean up your computer.
Speed It Up:
Another thing you can do to speed up your computer is to keep your file fragmentation low. A simple analogy about file fragmentation is if you think of your desk at work you have folders and in those folders you have files. If you are well organized the first sheet of paper is labeled #1 and then they count up until the end. Your computer works much like this, everything has an order and everything has its own place. If everything is where it is supposed to be and in order, your computer can find what it is looking for faster. If the desk gets messy and files are out of order your computer will take a little longer to find them.
Checking File Fragmentation:
Always analyze the drive first, Windows will tell you when you need to defragment it. Usually about 10% fragmentation is when you will be told to defragment the hard drive.
After following these tips and you still would like to speed up your system more please give us a call and we can look into a formal system tune up and adding more ram to your computer to help your system become more responsive.
Thanks for reading and keep coming back as we will be adding more articles every month.