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Remote Business is Here

If the Cornavirus has changed your current lifestyle on how you run your business, remote commuting is the way to go. Work at home and keep your business flowing. Reach out to your customers and provide them the needed services to keep them happy and maintained.

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Setting up a path from your home to your business it what we do here at PC Repair. If you need a small group of your staff to access their computers at work, we can make the hookup. From remote desktop to video conferencing, we have the tools to make all those technologies work for you.

One of the most helpful technologies for seamless remote work is video conferencing. Live video feeds help out-of-office workers see and speak to one another in real time, anywhere with an internet connection, which is the next best thing to a face-to-face meeting. You can conduct meetings using Facebook, Skype and other programs.

Now, technology affords us the ability to get the same job done, no matter where in the world we are. Many parents have jumped on the work-from-home bandwagon because of the flexibility and the chance to spend more time with their kids. Remember that you might actually enjoy working from home.

If you looking for help in today’s world, we at PC Repair are local and determined to make this a better place for all. Using every bit of technology, drop by drop.

—Mark

Computer Repair Services CT

We know that when your computerPC or laptop breaks you need a quick and easy computer repair, and you need a repair service that is fast, convenient and reliable. You use your computer for work, home, email, browsing, chatting, and for much more.

PC Repair of CT provides quick diagnostics of your computer and affordable repair. We can tailor a solution for your specific businesses needs. Our technicians will use the latest technology to create these distinctive solutions, thus allowing for increased productivity in your business and a higher return on investment.

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Virus / Malware / Spyware / Pop-Up Removal
Computer running slow? Getting weird pop-ups?
90 percent of all PC related issues are directly related to
a virus and/or spyware infection. Let PC Repair get your machine
running at it’s peak performance again!

Hardware / Software Upgrades
Need more RAM? How about a Blu-Ray or DVD Burner?
Time to upgrade that video card for a better multimedia/gaming experience?
Ready to upgrade to Windows 10? How about a free Microsoft
Office alternative? PC Repair can answer all your questions and so many more.
Give us a call today!

Networking
Need to share your high speed Internet connection with all the computers
in your home? How about a faster Wi-Fi experience? Need your office wired, or perhaps completely converted over to wireless? If it involves connectivity PC Repair can handle it quickly and cost efficiently!

Backups / Network Attached Storage ( NAS )
Are you prepared for a disaster? What happens if your hard disk drive fails?
Do you have the peace of mind that your data, pictures, videos, email, etc are safe?
We can offer the best solution to these questions. Have the certainty that if your data was compromised you’d have a backup plan in place!

For a thin piece of portable technology, it’s almost amazing that laptops last as long as they do without being dropped, spilled on, or otherwise damaged. But when those issues occur, the results can be devastating, with cracked screens, damaged motherboards, and more. They also tend to be slower than their PC counterpart, and prone to the exact same virus and malware issues.

When you have a problem with your laptop, contact PC Repair, Connecticut’s leading computer repair provider.

Windows 7 End of Support

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs with Windows 7. PC Repair of CT can help with this upgrade. Safe – Affordable – Professional.

Upgrade to Windows 10 now to keep your employees productive and secure. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended on January 14, 2020, your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks.

Organizations also need to consider the potential downtime involved in an update. As much as we would like these systems to update instantaneously, realistically it can take several hours per device.  PC Repair can work within your business schedule.

Why Update?
When someone is using an outdated version of the operating system (Windows 7), this increases their risk of being attacked through an exploit which is a program, piece of code, or even some custom data designed to take advantage of a bug in an application. Whenever a new vulnerability is discovered, the operating system vendor usually delivers security patches only to the supported versions. Ideally, you should be getting ready to move to Windows 10. 

PC Repair starts with a quick analysis of your current computer to see if an upgrade is possible. In many cases, the computer is to old to upgrade. If you decide to upgrade to a new computer, we can help you extract the data from the old computer and restore it to the new computer. We can also setup all your programs and files.

Come or call to see whats involved to move into Windows 10. Its a must to stop the bad guys from creeping into your computer. See what Windows 10 has to offer.

Time is Running Out for Windows 7

Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015, with extended support running till 14 January 2020. Businesses which fail to migrate in time will be saddled with high fees for further support from Microsoft.

This End of Life means no more bug-fixes, security patches or new functionality, making any user – personal or enterprise – significantly more susceptible to malware attacks. Just as it did with Windows XP, Microsoft will continue to offer support for those Windows 7 users still reluctant to upgrade to its Windows 10 OS, but it’ll cost you.

However, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from using Windows 7 even after its End of Life. But you should know that using an outdated operating system makes your computer vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
With just a couple of months left until Microsoft stops issuing free patches for Windows 7, millions of workstations are still running the OS, leaving them exposed to vulnerabilities.

PC Repair of CT has the staff and technology to get your current Windows 7 computer upgraded to Windows 10 quickly and affordably. Usually a one day turnaround, we keep all your files, pictures and documents intact.

Here are some of the reasons you should update from Windows 7 to Windows 10:

No Security Updates

Without security hot fixes from Microsoft, devices running Windows 7 become vulnerable and expose your system to future threats.

Unsupported Platform

Microsoft no longer provides technical support and troubleshooting, which greatly reduces support options for Windows 7 issues.

Compliance Risks

Many certifications – such as HIPAA and PCI – require software platform support; EOS can affect your ability to remain compliant.

No New Features

Opening up potential software incompatibility issues as well as declining performance and reliability of legacy hardware.

The End is around the corner.

Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to a new PC running Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. 

End of Life Windows 7

Effective January 14, 2020, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.

PC Repair can help you with this transition. It important to know that dependent on the year, make and model of your pc running Windows 7, you might NOT be able to upgrade to Windows 10. If this is the case, we can help you find a new or refurbished pc with Windows 10 at an affordable price.

Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 takes preparation. Here is what PC Repair performs to each computer prior to the upgrade process. The following steps should be done in order to ensure your computer will come back up and and run. Worst case, you can use your backup data and build a new Windows 10 computer with your data.

First thing we need to know is what programs/applications you are currently running on Windows 7. We will then check to see if they will work under a Windows 10 environment. If so, you are good to go at this point. If the program does not work within Windows 10 you have to decide on getting one that works or seek an alternative program if the software manufacturer does not have a working program for Windows 10.

Next you should backup your entire computer. There have been times during the Windows 10 installation that the install fails. This can now leave you with a system that won’t start. Most times, it goes back to Windows 7 if the installation fails, but you should be prepared. Backup all your “hidden files”, bookmarks and anything else you need. You can not backup programs/applications. Do Not Install Windows 10 until you backup your computer.

Next you should find yourself a Windows 10 upgrade disc. You can find that on-line. Next give yourself a good 4 hours to babysit your machine as it will ask you questions during the install. You will know within an hour or so if it will work. If it does fail, it could be simple the age of the machine and processor. Time to upgrade to a new/refurbished computer.

PC Repair has the time and technology to get your machine up and running without changing the current layout. Give us a call today and let us help you in this upgrade process from end of life Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Windows 7 Coming to an End

Windows 7 Support Lifecycle


Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 end when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. PC Repair can help make this transition easy and quick.

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The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. check out our business owners page.

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What does end of support mean for me?

What should I do?

Can I upgrade my existing PC to Windows 10?

How can I upgrade to Windows 10 for free?

What happens if I continue to use Windows 7?

Can Windows 7 still be activated after January 14, 2020?

Will Internet Explorer still be supported on Windows 7?

Will Microsoft Security Essentials continue to protect my PC after end of support?

What if I’m running Windows 7 Enterprise?

What about Windows 7 Embedded?

Can I move my existing programs to a new Windows 10 PC?

How will Windows 7 end of support affect my Microsoft Office apps?

QuickBooks Ending Win 7

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. This means that computers running on Windows 7 will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. To avoid these risks, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10.

At PC Repair we have resources to upgrade your pc to Windows 10 and still keep all of your data intact. Without the upgrade to your computer, you are open to any types of hacks into your computer. Banking information, Credit cards and social security info. Don’t let that happen to you.

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If you are looking for the most reliable, friendly, efficient, responsive and affordable computer repair services in Manchester, CT and the surrounding community, we’ve got you covered. We are not like most computer repair companies that promise and never deliver on their promises: We are always at your service.

And now the clock is ticking for 30% of more than 300 million Windows PC owners in America still running Windows 7 PCs. On January 14, 2020 Windows 7 goes end of life. PC Repair of CT not only fully automates upgrades to Windows 10, it also offers a simple, low-cost upgrade to higher performance and more durable hardware systems.

Windows 7 Coming to an End

Windows 7 is due to reach End Of Life (EOL) on 14 January 2020, but a large number of the world’s computers, most in corporate environments, are still running the nine-year-old system. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015, with extended support running till 14 January 2020.

With the support services of PC Repair, you can be assured that your computer will be updated to Windows 10 as quickly as possible with little to no downtime. Planning is key for this to happen. Don’t wait, as you will be put at the end of the list. Do it now.

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates and support for PCs with Windows 7. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks.

When Windows 7 reaches its End of Life phase on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop releasing updates and patches for the operating system. It’s likely that it also won’t offer help and support if you encounter any problems.

However, that doesn’t mean Windows 7 will stop working on January 14 2020 – you’ll still be able to use Windows 7 for as long as you want. So the good news is that you’re not going to wake up on January 15 to find your Windows 7 PC no longer boots up.

But just because you can continue to use Windows 7 in its End of Life status, it doesn’t mean you should. Viruses beware!!!

The biggest issue with continuing to use Windows 7 is that it won’t be patched for any new viruses or security problems once it enters End of Life, and this leaves you extremely vulnerable to any emerging threats.

What’s more, if a large number of people continue to use Windows 7 after the End of Life date, that could actually be a big incentive for malicious users to target viruses and other nasties at WIndows 7.

So, while Windows 7 will continue to work after January 14 2020, you should start planning to upgrade to Windows 10, or an alternative operating system, as soon as possible.

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The Cut-Over From Windows 7 to Windows 10

Although it’s technically possible to install a new operating system on a pc remotely, this really isn’t the best way to go. Having technicians from PC Repair of CT onsite or “batch pickup” to do the upgrade is best. This means that if you don’t want your people and operations to be disrupted, you’ll want to schedule the work outside of business hours, which brings us to our next point.

IT Support Scheduling Limitations

It would be great to schedule all of your upgrading work to be done on the weekends, but as the January 2020 date looms closer, you’re going to find that IT support help will be increasingly limited. In fact, some IT companies anticipate that any projects that are put in motion past the 2nd quarter of 2019 may not be guaranteed to be completed before Microsoft’s deadline.

Fix My Computer Nearby PC Repair

If you are looking for first-class pc repair service, you have come to the right place! We aim to be friendly and approachable. We are in your area and have the skills to handle any job. Providing Computer Repair Services in the Manchester and Hartford area for over 25 years.

Our Business Solutions Program is a great way for a startup company to get technical quickly. PC Repair of CT offers a variety of small business (SMB) and enterprise business IT solutions throughout the Connecticut Area. We’re available when you need us. Our IT services include onsite support and repair contracts, on-call business support, data recovery services, network support, remote support, backup solutions and web hosting.

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Computers aren’t meant to last forever, but with regular maintenance their life can be extended. Occasionally you might be confronted with a strange error that you just can’t seem to figure out. Leave it to our technicians who are expertly-trained in computer repair and optimization. Sometimes trying to fix it yourself could just make the problem worse, so avoid spending more time and money than you have to when dealing with computer problems.

We offer support to both Business and Residential clients. From Computer Repair to Network Installations, we have the tools and resources to keep you going. With years in the technology sector, we know what it takes to earn a customer for life and are delighted to become your go-to technology service center.

Our expert technicians provide all the services you need with a dedication to quality and efficiency. When you book this service, like all of our others, we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the process and result. PC Repair works within your budget and time frame.

24 or less hour turn around on most repairs. No reservations needed. Ready to drop everything and sit on the phone all day?  No need, call us — we’re local and we’re good.

Fix Your PC Now

We offer professional on-site pc repairs on both Desktop and Laptop computers. We will inspect your computer and give it a thorough diagnostic to give you an accurate FREE estimate. Located in Manchester Connecticut, (CT) we are close to all surrounding towns, like Hartford, Glastonbury, East Hartford and more.

Our technicians are friendly, professional, are all fully trained and certified in the industry’s leading technologies with companies such as Microsoft, Dell, HP, ASUS and many more. They will always go that extra mile to ensure that every customer is pleased with our expert service and know how. Our commitment is to solve every technological and computer repair need of our clients.

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Most in-shop pc repairs are completed within 24-48 hours unless a part(s) needs to be ordered to complete the repair. We keep a limited inventory of parts in our shop in order to keep repair times to a minimum. We will always keep you informed of any delays and how long it will take to professionally repair your computer.

Desktop Computers

  • Motherboards
  • Processors, Fans and Heatsinks
  • Memory (RAM)
  • Hard Drives and Solid State Drives (SSD)
  • Video Cards
  • Network Cards
  • Sound Cards
  • CD/DVD/BD-ROM Drives and Burners
  • Media Card Readers
  • Power Supplies
  • Or any other internal device

Laptop Computers

  • Motherboards
  • Keyboards and Touchpads
  • LCD and LED Screens
  • Screen Hinges and Bezels
  • Processors, Fans and Heatsinks
  • Memory (RAM)
  • Hard Drives and Solid State Drives (SSD)
  • Video Cards
  • Network Cards
  • Power Adapters
  • CD/DVD/BD-ROM Drives and Burners
  • Media Card Readers
  • A/C Power Supply Jacks, Ports and Adapters
  • Or any other internal device