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Computer Troubleshooting and repairs, System sales and service in Westminster Maryland and Carroll County MD

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It is a free upgrade, available until July 2016. Do you want help installing it? Science Translations can install Windows 10 for you, plus a full image backup before and after the upgrade. The backups require an external or portable drive; we have those in-stock if you don’t already have one. Flat bench rate: $60, […]

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Hewlett-Packard announced yesterday that 6 million computer power cords distributed across the globe are a fire and burn hazard to customers. The power cords affected are coupled with HP and Compaq notebook, and mini notebook computers, as well as AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations, sold from September 2010 through June 2012. […]

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Slow notebook? A solid-state drive may be the best fix, and they are no longer expensive. And they improve battery runtime, too. Computers are slow for many reasons: Malware, Adware, and PUPs taking up background cycles on work for their owners, not for you. Hard drive hasn’t been defragmented in, well, ever. Autostarts are cluttered […]

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Windows 7 computers are still available, here in Maryland, from Science Translations, right here at PC410.com. And if you’re not nearby, any local repair shop can still buy completely legal and authorized Windows 7 licenses for new computers, and upgrades for Windows Vista computers, if they’re running at least dual-core processors or faster, and Windows 7 is always substantially faster than Windows Vista on the same hardware.

Windows 8 has been launched for a few weeks now, and my local customers are asking what their options are, and “Should I buy a Windows 8 computer?” I still sell Windows 7. What to do? Well, 8 is a big maybe. Just about every computer for sale in the chain stores is running Windows […]

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A home page has to load fast; using a complex news page for the starting point for Internet Explorer or Firefox (not to leave out Chrome, Safari, or Opera), means that every time you go to the Internet, you have to wait for all the bits and pieces to load up, and then you go […]