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 a computer upgrade might be an inexpensive alternative.
Are We Standing On Solid Ground?
When considering whether or not upgrading a computer is the right choice, we test the hard drive first. 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 effect your decision on what to do with your computer. We are the only service in this area that will do this diagnostics test at absolutely no cost to you.
Full Threat Scan
The next step is to determine if the problems could be caused by an infection, or what we refer to as a threat. 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. When Windows is not running, we run a full threat scan to reveal hidden threats that were previously undetected. We are the only service in this area that will do this at absolutely no cost to you.
Plan Of Attack
Once the scans have completed, the nature of the infection is revealed. Some threats can be easily removed like a splinter. Other threats attach themselves to critical components of your operating system, so tampering with them actually make things worse. Either way, we contact you and clearly explain your options with a free estimate before doing anything else. Even if you were to choose to do nothing, you still won’t owe us a dime.
For those of you that wish to have a better display 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 or run photo and video editing programs.
If you are the kind of person who makes use of a digital camera, digital video camera, or you record TV/rip DVDs to hard disk, then it’s hard to have enough storage space.
Most computers today come with only one drive fitted. 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 your computer is utilizing a Windows 7 operating system, you should consider upgrading to Windows 10. Windows 7 became obsolete on January 14th, 2020 and therefore will be considered unsafe to use “due to significant security implications that arise when support no longer exists”.
We will be glad to look at your computer to see if it’s possible to upgrade, and it will not cost you a dime.
We Guarantee It
We are the only repair service in town with a 100% guarantee. If you are not absolutely satisfied, 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.