Fake Microsoft Calls

We are bumping this article back to the top as there has been a recent increase of these calls in the NW Florida area. We have one computer in the shop now that has been completely locked and is in danger of having had tax documents tampered with or “stolen. We’ve had a second customer relate that they have had no less than five phone calls trying to coerce them into letting the Indian sounding caller take control of their computer.  Watch videos and more on our Facebook page on this an other computer scams.

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How to make a computer into boat anchor

If you\’ve given up on your old computer and insist it might make a better boat anchor after all, here are the steps needed to do so.  You will need one computer that has your ire, preferably a non plastic case type, appropriate amounts of concrete, safety equipment, drill, eye-bolt of appropriate size, rope-chain-or cable, appropriate place to work on your project.  If you actually want to use the anchor when done, you may also need an appropriate water craft.

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Microsoft DOT Net updates

Situation:  The ultimate frustration for many technicians is that even with a repair install and sometimes with a newly installed Windows, typically  XP, but may happen in newer versions, will…

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MSI

MSI - Microstar Insternational MSI is panther computers preferred brand motherboard when building a Panther PC.  We have also found that their video cards ae the best price, performance, and…

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Lenovo

Yes!  Lenovo is our recommended brand for all notebook computers.  They are the former IBM Thinkpad computers and still maintain the quality while having become more cost competitve with other…

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Gateway

No.  One of the three worst names in computing history for reliability IOO (in our opinion) I wouldnt recomend a Gateway to my worst enemy.

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Packard Bell

You\'re joking right? NO!  The absolute worst name in computing history for reliability IOO (in our opinion) I wouldnt recomend a Packard Bell to my worst enemy.  They were cheap…

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Emachines

No.  One of the three worst names in computing history for reliability IOO (in our opinion) I wouldn\'t recomend an Emachines to my worst enemy.

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Dell

Maybe.  Dell isn\'t as plagued as some of the other brands with quality and engineering problems.  Theirs is more a matter of overall cost and support.  It can be frustrating…

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