Here is another reason to make sure you update your computer to a newer operating system. Chrome has announced that as of April 2016 it will stop all support and security updates for it's internet browsing software on Windows XP and Vista. Also if you are a mac user - Chrome will also stop all support and security updates for OS 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8.
If you have these older systems and would like to upgrade - just give us a call for a free quote on how to get your system up to date and secure!
Windows 10 is nice but there are several PC users who still love windows 7 and want to keep using the software for the foreseeable future. However windows installed the windows 10 update software on most systems. So there is a windows 10 icon on the taskbar and some users have reported getting an error message that GWX.exe has stopped working. So here are some instructions on getting rid of the windows 10 GWX update software and stop the notifications. The update that you will need to remove is KB3035583. To remove KB3035583, first open Windows Update and click “Installed Updates” in the bottom-left corner. To quickly find KB3035583, you can sort by name. Once you’ve located it, right-click and choose “Uninstall”. Then make sure after the restart that you go into windows update and HIDE that update from installing into your system again. If you need help in getting this done – feel free to give us a call and we can get it done for you fast through our remote support system
Over the past couple of months there have been many updates to operating systems - windows 10 and OS X El capitan. These new operating systems are designed to make your computer more functional - however they can also put a strain on older computers. If your computer is more than a few years old the new updates might make your computer slow and sluggish. Turning on your computer and waiting for it to open may take up to 5 or more minutes. An alternative to buying a brand new computer is replacing your computer's hard drive with a SOLID STATE DRIVE (ssd) Regular hard drives have spinning discs that slow down or wear out over time. They can cause your computer to crash or slow down. SSD's used chips and have no moving parts. When you use a SSD in your computer it will feel like you have brand new computer again. SSDs are getting cheaper every day - call us to see if it would be worth upgrading your computer with a solid state drive. Most ssd upgrades cost under $200 and are well worth the cost - giving your computer more years to its lifespan.
We have in the office a used laptop for sale. It is two years old sony vaio laptop, it has just been cleaned and updated with windows 10. It has a core i5 processor 3rd gen, 6gb ram, 500gb hard drive, 17.3 inch screen, dvdrw, backlit keyboard. Cosmetically on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being perfect) we give it a 9. It is in great condition and fast. Asking $399.00
We have a used computer for sale in the office - It is an all in one HP desktop system. Comes with windows 10, 4gb ram, 500gb hard drive, 20 inch touch screen, dvdrw, with wireless keyboard and mouse. Cosmetic condition on a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being perfect) it is a solid 8. Asking $200.00 for this item
Microsoft has released the newest version of it's office software. The exciting news is that not only do PC users get a new version of office, but MAC users get the new version too. For mac users - this new version of office is great news and a big update compared to office 2011. For everyone that has the office 365 subscription you get the 2016 update for free. If you would like more information on how to get the new version on your pc or mac just give us a call today
Windows 10 is out and going great. Most systems have been doing just fine with the upgrade from windows 7, 8, and 8.1. However before you do the update make sure you have a backup of all your files and programs - some updates have caused some issues. Once windows 10 is updated on your system - the first thing you should do is go to "settings" - "update & security" and update windows. There are many drivers and updates you will need for your computer to run smoothly. If you have issues or would like us to do the upgrade for you - just call us! Don't forget you have until July 2016 to get windows 10 for free.