Monthly Archives: June 2015

Windows 10…

Windows 10 is coming.  Microsoft has moved on from Windows 8.  They skipped Windows 9, and went directly to Windows 10.  If you’re currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8, you more than likely have received a notice (on your computer) from Microsoft about Windows 10.  It will be a free upgrade for these operating systems.  You have a year to take advantage of this free offer.  But is it worth upgrading to?  Most of my clients running Windows 8 do not like it – for them I would say yes – upgrade to Windows 10.  I am currently evaluating a pre-release copy, and it makes sense for Windows 8 users to move on.  Windows 10 will definitely be better than Windows 8.  If you’re running Windows 7, it may not be as easy of a choice.  If you like the style of Windows 7 (like all previous releases in nature), you make not want Windows 10 – it is a bit different.  Many of us do not like change.  For now, I would go ahead and sign up for the free upgrade, but wait awhile before installing it.  If you do decide to install it, make sure you have a good backup prior to doing so.  Hopefully, you will not need it, but you’ll be most happy you did that backup if something goes awry.  I’ll know more about Windows 10 as the release date draws near.  If you have any questions about this new release, please feel free to contact The Computer Man.  I am most happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have with the new version.

Coming soon to a PC near you!

Happy Computing 🙂

 

Windows 10 - coming soon to a PC near you !The Windows 10 desktop (as it appears currently)

 

On-site Service !

Sometimes, you have to take your equipment into a shop to be serviced…like your car.

And you have to go to a shop to get a haircut, or see a doctor (not too many doctors come on-site these days 🙂

But a lot of times, folks will come to you – such as a plumber, an electrician, a carpenter, and The Computer Man.

I will come to your location – HomeOfficeHome-Office.

The Computer Man specializes in on-site service in Charlottesville VA, and surrounding areas.

There are a lot of advantages to on-site service.  You do not have to tear down your computer – put it in your vehicle, and drop it off at a store.  Then wait…

Nor do you have to pick up the repaired computer, bring it home or to your office, and set it back up.

And if something did not go quite right with the repair – repeat the procedure 🙁

I can perform most repairs and services right on-site.  If for some reason, the computer needs to be removed for repair – I will come and pick it up, and return it to you at the completion of the job.  I’ll set it up, connect all your devices, and let you test it.  If for some odd reason, I missed something – I will return at no charge and correct the problem.

On-site, I establish a relationship with my customers.  There is only me, so I am the one you see on each visit.  I can get a feel for your setup.  You can sit down with me (if you like) and watch, ask questions, and learn how to maintain your computer.  On-site, I fix your computer problem the same day (in most cases).

Sure, there are some advantages to taking your computer to a shop, or having someone access your computer remotely – perhaps a bit of a price break for instance…

But, personally I think the advantages of on-site service far outweigh the bit extra in cost (if there is any – I am very competitive in price).

So if you have a computer need, and want someone to come to you – then call The Computer Man – Have Tools…Will Travel…

Until then,

Michael