Sometimes it seems that our society has adopted a belief that if something isn’t working the way we think it should, we ought to just throw it away and purchase a new one. Before we jump to that conclusion with your computer, let’s determine if there might be some inexpensive alternatives.
Are we standing on solid ground?
When considering whether or not upgrading a computer is going to be wise decision, the first thing we do is test the hard drive. Why? We believe that it would be unethical for us to perform the simplest of tasks on your computer if there were reason to believe that a critical component of your computer were going to fail in the near future anyway. In addition to testing your hard drive we test your memory (RAM), and in most cases make a visual inspection of your motherboard. If any of these things are 'out of whack', it’s best that you know about it up front as it will greatly effect your decision as to what you want to do with your computer. We are the only service in this area that will do this diagnostics at absolutely no cost to you.
A Full Threat Scan
The next step is to determine if the problems we are experiencing could be caused by an infection, or what we would refer to as a threat. So we perform a full threat scan within both the Windows operating system, and outside the operating system. Some threats are designed to 'hide' behind areas of the operating system while it is running. Therefore, a full threat scan when Windows is not running typically reveals hidden threats that were previously undetected. We are the only service in this area that will perform a full threat scan at absolutely no cost to you.
Are Things Running Slow?
After it’s been determined that we are standing on solid ground, let’s take a look at the computers 'RAM'. Random Access Memory is one of the many factors that determine how fast your computer can run and how many things it can do at one time. Many times, increasing your RAM will make your operating system run faster and smoother. Increasing your RAM can be a very inexpensive upgrade. We can easily determine how much RAM your computer can handle, and give you a free estimate about the cost to have it installed.
For those of you that wish to have a better quality pictured displayed on your screen, an upgraded video card can be installed in most computer towers. Your video card can make or break your ability to play many high end games and run photo and video editing programs.
If you are the kind of person who makes use of a digital camera or digital video camera, or you record TV/rip DVDs to hard disk, then you just can't have enough storage space.
Most computers sold today come with only one drive fitted, so when fitting the drive you can either fit it as a secondary drive or you can replace the current primary drive with the new one. While fitting the new drive as a secondary drive is usually the easiest job (because you don't need to move your data about), we have the ability to 'mirror' your old drive onto a new larger drive, without disrupting your data, programs or operating system.
A Better Operating System
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows and you are finding yourself coming up against the 4GB memory limit and would like to take advantage of being able to fit more RAM into your system (if you motherboard can take it) then you should seriously think about upgrading to 64-bit Windows 7.
Unlike Windows Vista, Windows 7 has proven to be extremely reliable and secure.
We’ll be glad to take a look at your computer, and tell you (for free) if it’s possible for you to run a better operating system. For example, if you’re running Windows XP (which Micrsoft will quit supporting in 2014) it may be possible to upgrade some hardware components making it possible for you to run Windows 7 64-bit.
We Guarantee It!
We are the only repair service in town with a 100 % guarantee. If you are not absolutely satisfied with any part of our work, we make it right at no additional cost to you, period. In addition to that, if you have any questions or problems, you just call our cell phone number. You’ll get Computer Dave or one of our knowledgeable technicians, not a call center or a robot. We even have the ability to connect our two systems together over the Internet should you need us.