Computer Help in The Surrey Hills

Computer Help in The Surrey Hills

We are a computer help business located in the Surrey Hills, dedicated to taking the hassle out of technology and solving your problems. Our range of services includes computer clean up, printer set up, wifi set up, virus and malware removal, SSD upgrades, data recovery and broadband router set up. We serve many of the picturesque villages and historic market towns in the Surrey Hills area, including Dorking, Wotton, Cranleigh, Box Hill, Leith Hill, Peaslake and Shere to name a few. Let us help you with your technology needs so you can focus on what matters most.

Computer Clean Up

Is your computer running slow? Let us help you speed it up with our computer clean up service. A faster, cleaner computer can improve your productivity, reduce frustration and save you time. With our service, we’ll remove unnecessary files, optimize your settings and ensure your computer is running at its best. Say goodbye to slow load times and hello to a smoother, more efficient computing experience.

Printer Set Up and Problem Solving

Are you having trouble setting up your printer in the Surrey Hills area? In the first place, don’t worry, our team is here to help. We can quickly get your printer up and running, with availability from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and on Saturday mornings.

If your printer has stopped working, there could be a number of reasons why. It could be due to a communication issue with your computer or a new router. Whatever the problem may be, we can fix it for you. Contact us today and we’ll come to you, getting you back to printing in no time!

WIFI And Networking.

Are you experiencing issues with your WiFi? Is your device connected to the wireless network but unable to access the internet? Or perhaps you need assistance fixing the WiFi connection on your laptop? If so, give us a call today and let our Home WiFi Specialists help. Not only can we perform a wireless site survey to identify and resolve any dead spots in your home, but also ensure that your WiFi is working seamlessly throughout your entire house!

Sometimes, indeed, it’s just a matter of repositioning the router. Maybe a booster is needed. but there is always a solution to a dead spot! For details of our full service see Wireless Set Up and Networking.

In the first place, If you would like to book a Home WiFi service visit to fix your wireless connectivity issues, email us or call 07771 588577.

WIFI MESH System

Say goodbye to dead spots and slow internet speeds with a WiFi mesh system! Indeed, a MESH system is perfect for large indoor areas or older houses with thick walls, a mesh system provides faster speeds, greater coverage, and a much more reliable connection. With multiple access points, you’ll enjoy seamless connectivity from one node to the next. Upgrade your home networking today and experience the difference a mesh system can make!

For two aticles to read on Wifi Mesh systems about setting up and explaining the advantages see Setting up a WiFi Mesh System and The Advantages of a Mesh WiFi System at Home

Wifi Mesh System installation in the Surrey Hills

Computer help in the Surrey Hills – Virus and Malware Removal.

Are annoying pop-ups disrupting your browsing experience? Also, is your PC slowing down and acting strangely? It could be due to a virus or malware. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Contact us for virus and malware removal and say goodbye to those pesky pop-ups. Call or email us today and let us take care of the problem for you. Click for full details, Virus and Malware Removal.

SSD Upgrades

Are you looking to give your computer or laptop a boost in performance? We’ve got you covered! Our team specializes in both hardware and software upgrades that can help increase your computer’s speed. Indeed, one of the most effective upgrades is switching to a solid-state drive (SSD). In fact, we’ve included a video below that shows just how much of a difference an SSD upgrade can make. It gave the old computer in the video a new lease on life and a huge speed boost! We carefully evaluate each computer to determine if an upgrade is worth it, and we’ll always give you honest and appropriate advice. Sometimes, it might be better to invest in a new computer instead.

Indeed, upgrading to an SSD is one of the best things you can do to speed up your computer!

Data Recovery

Are you having trouble accessing data on an old PC or backup drive? It could be due to a failing drive. Don’t worry, of course, we can help! Our team at Mobile Computer Repairs in the Surrey Hills has the expertise and specialized equipment to recover your documents, photos, files, and folders. We’ll transfer everything onto a memory stick for you, so you can easily access your data again. Just give us a call and we’ll take care of everything!

Broadband Router Set Up

Need help setting up your broadband router? We can get you connected to the internet in no time. Broadband Problems and Set Up –  In my experience a lot of companies are, of course, very similar; the complete lack of customer service and lots of waiting on the phone!

Broadband set up – Computer Help in The Surrey Hills

If you’re experiencing issues with your broadband, we’re here to help. Start by turning your broadband off and on again – it may sound like a cliche, but it often works! But if it doesn’t.

, give us a call. We’ll check everything, together with the router and filters, to ensure they’re functioning correctly. With your permission, we can also contact your broadband supplier on your behalf to resolve the issue.

What other computer help in the Surrey Hills services do we offer?

Garden Wifi Set Up Printer Set-Up
Email Issues SSD Hard Drive Upgrades
Computer Repairs New Computer Set Up
Computer Clean Up Antivirus Installation
Smart TV Set Up Password issues
Smart Device Set Up Upgrades
Backup solutions Amazon Alexa Setup
Broadband Advice and Speed Checks Software Setup
Wireless Networking and setup Wireless Setup and Networking
Data Recovery Virus and Malware removal

 

Why use Computer Help in The Surrey Hills

Over 25 years of experience Company Established 20+ years
1 Year Parts guarantee No Call Out Fee
Good old fashioned service Friendly and Reliable
We Come to You Competitive Pricing
Most problems fixed in 1 Hour A local person you can trust
No Travel Costs Always Happy to Help

Some of the Benefits of using Computer Help in The Surrey Hills.

See what our other valued customers have said about us!

Terrific

Good evening Rob,

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for resolving our IT issues today. Great service.

TERRIFIC,

Kind regards,

H E. Horsted Keynes

1/10/2022

Laptop Setup

Brilliant Rob

We were at a wine club with M and A last night, and we all agreed you know what you’re doing, much appreciated

Have a great weekend,

Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex

01/02/2022

Data Transfer

‘We bought a new laptop and were going to transfer files from our old laptop (which kept freezing) but were unable to.  Rob sorted this problem out very efficiently.’

Aldwick

West Sussex

18/01/2022

Thanks

Hi Rob,

Just to say many thanks for your help today.

Best wishes,

Y.H. BN6

01/11/2021

SERIOUSLY PLEASED

Seriously Pleased

SERIOUSLY PLEASED Really quick to get in touch and get an appointment. He obviously really knew what he was talking about and solved the problem straight away. I will definitely use this service again and I have other friends who I gave the contact to who have also been sorted out quickly

A.B. Surrey

30/12/2019

Business and Personal Computers

Business and Personal Computers

I have been using Rob’s services for years now for my business and personal computers. Every problem I have set him, some big and some small, has been attended to in an efficient, friendly and business-like manner with a positive outcome. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone.

A.L. Rustington

14/12/2019

So much faster

So much faster

Thank you again for the great job you did on the computer, it’s so much faster!

many thanks

Geoff

Sussex

05/11/2019

Thank You

Thank You

I would like to thank RHCC for all their help with my computer. When I had a problem they were quick, courteous and extremely helpful, managing to restore all my data without loss and provide advice on the purchase of a new machine.
Being a single female, I am always a little wary of inviting strangers into my home, but I had nothing to worry about here, and the gentleman that visited always spoke in plain and simple English to me, so as not to confuse with computer jargon that I really do not understand.

R.S Hassocks

18/08/2018

Quick Response

Quick Response

Dear Rob

Thank you again for your help and quick response

Best Regards

GD Mid Sussex

18/05/2018

Very Fair Invoice

Very Fair Invoice

Thank you so much for coming so promptly and for sorting out my ageing pc! Thank you too for your very fair invoice. It made the frustration of being locked out of my machine a little less frustrating.

JH, Hassocks

06/02/2017

J.H.

Five Stars!

Five Stars!

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my PC. When you took the hard drive away with you to fix I was convinced that I was going to lose all my data and that this was going to be a rather time-consuming and very costly job, which you proved to be false.
The PC runs very well now and I appreciate all the hard work and suggestions you have given me, and after having the spyware software installed this has made a big difference to us, and I believe we are more conscious when we are surfing the net.
I will be recommending you to anyone that needs advice or work done to their own computers.
Thank you again for the hard work and the efficient manner it was dealt with.

S.E. Rustington

20/10/2014

S.E.

Great Service

Thank you so much for your assistance with my PC. I was very impressed by the speed of your response and professionalism. I have had no further problems with my PC and was so relieved that you managed to recover so much of my data. To top it all off I was pleasantly surprised by how reasonable the bill was.
Personally, I will not be using any other service from now on and I am happy to recommend you to my friends and colleagues.
Thank you again.

M.P. Hove

14/03/2010

M.P.

Satisfied Customer

Satisfied Customer

Thank you yet again for your help, you’re worth your weight in gold.

L.H.

Lancing

03/05/2006

L.H.
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Helpful Computer Technician In Crawley

Computer Technician In Crawley – Advice and Repairs

Looking for a reliable and efficient specialist computer technician in Crawley? Look no further than Your Local Computer Technician! We provide quick and friendly computer repairs, upgrades, and installations in Crawley and the surrounding areas. Our services also include WiFi setup and problem-solving, data recovery, password issues and recovery, as well as malware and virus removal. Plus, with our mobile computer repair services, we come to you and always strive to fix the problem on-site. As Microsoft Specialists, you can trust us to provide top-notch service.

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And we don’t charge a call-out fee! Call for Local computer repairs today on 07771 588577 for a free no-obligation quote!

We have been established over 20 years and, indeed, have over 25+ Years in the industry. So if you are looking for experienced and professional computer help near you, let us fix your PC today.

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Computer Help In Crawley

No Call Out Fee
No Hidden Costs and No Travel Charges
A flat rate for everyone
Whether home or business the cost is the same. No call out fees, hidden costs or travel charges
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We Come To You
At a time to suit you
Saves you time
By visiting you at a time that suits you, we save you time and hassle!
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A low-cost solution
A flat rate for everyone
We have a flat rate for all of £45 per hour. You get a whole hours work. Make a big list for your visit and we'll do as much as we can in that hour
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RHCC, Computer Repairs in Crawley is the answer to all your computing needs. As well as repairing computers, we install new computers, remove viruses, fix broadband and Wifi issues. In fact, check out this list below of all our Services for your Windows PC;

Our In-Home mobile PC repairs in the Crawley Area.

What computer repair services In Crawley do we offer?

Garden Wifi Set Up Printer Set-Up
Email Issues SSD Hard Drive Upgrades
Computer Repairs New Computer Set Up
Computer Clean Up Antivirus Installation
Smart TV Set Up Password issues
Smart Device Set Up Upgrades
Backup solutions Amazon Alexa Setup
Broadband Advice and Speed Checks Software Setup
Wireless Networking and setup Wireless Setup and Networking
Data Recovery Virus and Malware removal

And many more! See OUR COMPUTER SERVICES for more details.

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Why Computer Technician In Crawley

Over 25 years of experience Company Established 20+ years
1 Year Parts guarantee No Call Out Fee
Good old fashioned service Friendly and Reliable
We Come to You Competitive Pricing
Most problems fixed in 1 Hour A local person you can trust
No Travel Costs Always Happy to Help

Some of the Benefits of using a Helpful Computer Technician In Crawley

See what our other valued customers have said about us!

Terrific

Good evening Rob,

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for resolving our IT issues today. Great service.

TERRIFIC,

Kind regards,

H E. Horsted Keynes

1/10/2022

Laptop Setup

Brilliant Rob

We were at a wine club with M and A last night, and we all agreed you know what you’re doing, much appreciated

Have a great weekend,

Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex

01/02/2022

Data Transfer

‘We bought a new laptop and were going to transfer files from our old laptop (which kept freezing) but were unable to.  Rob sorted this problem out very efficiently.’

Aldwick

West Sussex

18/01/2022

Thanks

Hi Rob,

Just to say many thanks for your help today.

Best wishes,

Y.H. BN6

01/11/2021

SERIOUSLY PLEASED

Seriously Pleased

SERIOUSLY PLEASED Really quick to get in touch and get an appointment. He obviously really knew what he was talking about and solved the problem straight away. I will definitely use this service again and I have other friends who I gave the contact to who have also been sorted out quickly

A.B. Surrey

30/12/2019

Business and Personal Computers

Business and Personal Computers

I have been using Rob’s services for years now for my business and personal computers. Every problem I have set him, some big and some small, has been attended to in an efficient, friendly and business-like manner with a positive outcome. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone.

A.L. Rustington

14/12/2019

So much faster

So much faster

Thank you again for the great job you did on the computer, it’s so much faster!

many thanks

Geoff

Sussex

05/11/2019

Thank You

Thank You

I would like to thank RHCC for all their help with my computer. When I had a problem they were quick, courteous and extremely helpful, managing to restore all my data without loss and provide advice on the purchase of a new machine.
Being a single female, I am always a little wary of inviting strangers into my home, but I had nothing to worry about here, and the gentleman that visited always spoke in plain and simple English to me, so as not to confuse with computer jargon that I really do not understand.

R.S Hassocks

18/08/2018

Quick Response

Quick Response

Dear Rob

Thank you again for your help and quick response

Best Regards

GD Mid Sussex

18/05/2018

Very Fair Invoice

Very Fair Invoice

Thank you so much for coming so promptly and for sorting out my ageing pc! Thank you too for your very fair invoice. It made the frustration of being locked out of my machine a little less frustrating.

JH, Hassocks

06/02/2017

J.H.

Five Stars!

Five Stars!

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my PC. When you took the hard drive away with you to fix I was convinced that I was going to lose all my data and that this was going to be a rather time-consuming and very costly job, which you proved to be false.
The PC runs very well now and I appreciate all the hard work and suggestions you have given me, and after having the spyware software installed this has made a big difference to us, and I believe we are more conscious when we are surfing the net.
I will be recommending you to anyone that needs advice or work done to their own computers.
Thank you again for the hard work and the efficient manner it was dealt with.

S.E. Rustington

20/10/2014

S.E.

Great Service

Thank you so much for your assistance with my PC. I was very impressed by the speed of your response and professionalism. I have had no further problems with my PC and was so relieved that you managed to recover so much of my data. To top it all off I was pleasantly surprised by how reasonable the bill was.
Personally, I will not be using any other service from now on and I am happy to recommend you to my friends and colleagues.
Thank you again.

M.P. Hove

14/03/2010

M.P.

Satisfied Customer

Satisfied Customer

Thank you yet again for your help, you’re worth your weight in gold.

L.H.

Lancing

03/05/2006

L.H.

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Wifi Problems?

If you are having Wifi issues we can help. Whether it just needs a booster, router repositioning  or indeed, a WiFi Mesh system to eliminate dead spots we can help. We perform a site survey at your address and can, of course, eliminate dead spots in your home to make your WIFI work for you!

Wifi Mesh System installation in Crawley

Printer Installation and Problem solving

Are you experiencing difficulties setting up your printer in Crawley? We’re here to help. Our team can quickly get your printer up and running. We’re available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, also on Saturday mornings.

Is your printer not printing anymore? This is a common issue that can arise due to various reasons. Moreover, it could be that the printer is no longer communicating with the computer, or maybe you have a new router. Whatever the issue may be, we can fix it for you. Give us a call today and we’ll come to you and get you printing again in no time!

We can fix your computer problems for you!

Upgrade your Standard Hard Drive to an SSD

One of the main advantages of SSDs over traditional hard drives (HDDs) is their durability and reliability. Because SSDs have no moving parts, they are less susceptible to mechanical failure and wear and tear. This makes them more reliable and less likely to experience data loss due to drops, shakes, shocks, and everyday wear and tear .

In addition, SSDs generate less heat than HDDs, which is a major cause of failures in hard drives. The continual motion of an HDD’s moving parts generates heat, which can cause the drive to break down over time. Since an SSD doesn’t have such parts, they can maintain a lower temperature with much higher performance .

Overall, the durability and reliability of an SSD make it a great choice for anyone looking for a storage device that can withstand the rigors of everyday use. the video below shows the speed difference between a traditional drive and a solid state drive.

The speed difference in upgrading to an SSD, call your Computer Technician In Crawley today!

Password Issues

Having trouble with your password? Don’t worry, we can help you recover it. Whether your old password isn’t working anymore or you’re having trouble with the verification process, we’ve got you covered. In fact, one helpful tip is to write down all your passwords in a notebook and store it in a safe place. With so many passwords to remember, it can be easy to get confused. While passwords can be a hassle, they play an important role in keeping your information secure.

Data Recovery.

If you’re facing difficulties accessing data from an unresponsive PC or backup drive, don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. At Mobile Computer Repairs in Crawley, we specialize in data recovery. Indeed, our advanced machines can retrieve your documents, photos, files, and folders, and transfer them to a memory stick for your convenience. With just one call to our team, we’ll take care of everything for you.

Malware and Virus Removal.

Are you experiencing frequent pop-ups while browsing the internet or noticing a slowdown in your computer’s performance? Of course, these issues may be caused by malware or viruses, which can easily infect your system through accidental clicks or keystrokes. At Mobile Computer Repairs, we indeed understand how frustrating and disruptive these problems can be. That’s why we offer comprehensive malware and virus removal services, as well as pop-up blocker installation to prevent up to 90% of all advertisements. With our help, you can enjoy a smoother, safer browsing experience.

It's not just Crawley computer repairs we do! It is also the surrounding area. Indeed, if you need a computer technician in Broadfield, Tilgate, Maidenbower Pound Hill Three Bridges, West Green, Ifield, Charlwood, Gatwick, Copthorne, Horley, Turners Hill, Crawley Down, Turners Hill or anywhere in the surrounding area, contact us today! 

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How to Change the Start Button Position in Windows 11

How to Change the Start Button Position in Windows 11

The Start button is now in the centre! Yeah, a big change from other versions of Windows. This is how to Change the Start Button Position in Windows 11 if you don’t like it. The big thing you will notice when starting windows 11 is that the start button has migrated to the centre of the taskbar. Indeed, Windows 11 seems to be quite good at first glance but the change of position of the start button might be a deal-breaker for some. The start button has been in the same position for nearly 30 years and, likewise, people don’t like change. So what if I don’t like its new position? This is easily changed…

  • Firstly, right-click on a blank bit of the taskbar
  • Secondly, left-click the ‘Taskbar Settings’ that appears
  • Thirdly, in the Personalisation Taskbar box that appears go to Taskbar behaviours at the bottom
  • Click on the box and, then, the first option is Taskbar alignment
  • You can choose between the centre and left

It’s as simple as that. However, If learning by watching is your method you are in luck. I have created a little video on Youtube. Indeed, below on changing the Start Button Position in Windows 11.

As you can see there is nothing to it. Windows 11 seems to be not so much of a new upgrade, it is more like a rearranging of the furniture. It has a few new bits and, of course, more features to come. But mainly it works in the same way as previous versions of Windows. It just has a new look to get used to. And generally, human beings don’t like change! But personally, I like it!

Windows 11

Not sure about Windows 11? Of course, It is a bit different. But not that much. Most things, indeed, work the same way. My only wish would be to have kept the right-click menu the same as Windows 10. but alas, now we have little pictures and to get to rename, you have to click on ‘show more options’. A minor gripe to be sure. At the time of writing, I have been using windows 11 for a little over a month and I’ve not managed to break it! Yet!

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The website is full of tips, tricks and information with How to Change the Start Button Position in Windows 11 being just one of them. Any of the above articles are clickable and I add more all the time, so check back often. Click here to go to the homepage to find out more. If you would like a specific list of the services we offer click here.

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First look at Windows 11

First look at Windows 11

Okay, first look at Windows 11. I am always what is classed as an early adopter of technology and new things. Personally, I like discovering new things and playing about with new stuff. I think that why I use windows, it has the ability to more than say, a Mac. Don’t get me wrong, Macs are good at what they do, they just don’t do enough for ME. Anyhow, back to the first look at Windows 11.

The big difference is the start button in the middle of the task bar. It still works the same as before but just has a slightly different look. Your most commonly used apps are displayed there. Access it by clicking on it or by hitting the ‘Windows + S’ keys together.

 

Windows 11 Start Menu

If you click on the ‘all apps’ at the top, this below appears. An alphabetical list of all the apps (programs) appear. So pretty much works the same as before, just a different look. And with this particular release of Windows 11 that can be it’s mantra ‘works the same as before, just a different look’

Windows 11 start menu – First look at Windows 11

I say this particular release because all of the features have not been rolled out yet. Such as the running Android apps in Windows 11. We won’t see this feature until 2022 probably.

Windows 11 search box

windows 11 search box – First look at Windows 11

The search box is still next to the start button but a feature I like is that when you hover over it it shows the last searches you performed. It saves having to type it in again. Computers are supposed to save you time!

Windows 11 folders look

The folder icons as you can see below have been jazed up a bit. Microsoft, like lots of people, go with fashions, and I think they are coming out of there ‘minimalist’ phase. So, we have little pictures on the folders and some colouring in of the Icons. Does it make a difference to the using of the machine? No, but it is a visual difference and some will like it and others hate it.

 

First look at Windows 11

Widgets in Windows 11

By pressing Windows + W on the keyboard you can get the widgets box up. This isn’t Microsofts first attempt at sidebars and widgets. There is a weather app that is useful but an awful lot of click bait. To customise it, click on your account picture which brings up an additional box where you can customise the things that appear there.

First look at Windows 11

 

Also you can also customise your interests. This takes you to a web page, below, where you can mark interests. I personally hope they expand the interests because there is not much for me here! But hey, I can’t see myself using this feature much.

 

First look at Windows 11

When it’s all said and done Windows 11 is a free upgrade if you are running windows 10 and your hardware supports it. Check here for more info on that.

First look at Windows 11 – Conclusions

Yeah, it’s going to be a wait and see as all Microsoft releases are. For the average home user, I’d say give it a year for others to iron out the bugs…

Windows 11

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Windows 11 ???

Windows 11 (and what is known so far)

Windows 11 (and what we know so far) is of course, subject to change, but this is what Microsoft has said so far. It will available around Christmas 2021. You will be able to upgrade for free, from Windows 10.

 

Windows 11 home screen

 

The full-page where these pictures are from can be found at the Microsoft site, here   New Windows 11 OS | Microsoft. Of course, Microsoft are telling you on this page how wonderful it is. Of course, they are the ones trying to hawk it! But the free upgrade may appeal to some. I have heard that Windows 10 will no longer be supported from 2025 which fits in line with other operating system timelines.

Personally, I am a little disappointed Microsoft were not able to hold to the detail they mentioned when Windows 10 came out – they said it would be the last operating system they release and they would just release updates for it.

How good will Windows 11 be?

Only time will tell. Microsoft in the past have tended to release a good operating system, then a duff one in my opinion. Windows 98, good, Windows 2000? A bit of a duffer. The Same with Windows XP, good, then they followed it up with Vista. The same with Windows 7! Good, and then Windows 8 was released…  Will 11 follow the same pattern?

Should I change?

The industry tends to wait a year before even considering an upgrade. I’ll have it from the word go but I’ll still be running windows 10 on my workshop computers as it’s proved itself to be reliable. As human beings, the older we get the less we like change. Many people will be resistant to it because it is different

Windows 11 logo

System requirements

The minimum system requirements are below, but if you only just meet the requirements, consider upgrading your hardware as it will probably run like a dog on some older machines out there. I consider an I3 or equivalent, 8GB RAM and an SSD to be minimum requirements for windows 10, so we can probably think along those lines.

Windows 11 requirements

 

Of course, everything I’ve said above can be taken with a pinch of salt. Until it is released, we won’t know what we are getting!

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How do I speed up my machine? By adding an SSD

How do I speed up my machine? By adding an SSD

How do I speed up my Machine? is a question I am often asked. Sometimes, in the first place, it just needs a cleanup. Also, sometimes it might be a mechanical issue, it all depends. However, there is one thing you can do to speed up your machine which will give it the single biggest speed increase I know and that is to put a solid-state hard drive inside.

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Solid-state hard drives will make your computer work a lot faster as well as make it more enjoyable to use. An awful lot faster, to be sure.

Standard Hard Disk Drive
Solid State drive

Firstly, it’s amazing the number of computers supplied today where the processor CPU is not really up to the job. Obviously, this isn’t the fault of the customer because most people don’t know the difference in which processor is better than another. This is, of course, the fault of the manufacturers. I know these computers are always built to a price but really manufacturers? In my opinion, it just seems that they are trying to make the most amount of money for correspondingly, the least work.

Anyway, rant about manufacturers over.

As I was saying an SSD,  (solid-state drive) is a lot quicker than HDD, (hard disk drive). Look at this video below where I’ve taken two machines one with an SSD and the other with a normal standard HDD and press the power button at the same time. You can see how comparatively quicker the SSD machine boots. In this case, 16 seconds. Also, it’s not just the booting time. Indeed, files and documents load quicker. And programs, of course, load quicker. In fact, everything.

How do I speed up my Machine – effects of an SSD

In the first place, it’s the same system. Identically the same computer and the same boot sequence. Indeed, all I have done is clone the data from the old HDD to an SSD.

Which is exactly what I would do for you.

If you live in the Sussex / Surrey area and want me a correspondingly quicker machine with a Solid State Drive, call me on 07771 588577 or Email me.

At the bottom of this page is another video showing an even more drastic improvement of nearly a minute quicker. An SSD Upgrade was coupled with an upgrade to Windows 10. Scroll down to see it.

Below, is a table with the advantages and disadvantages of a Solid State Drive. The only real disadvantage, however, is that they cost slightly more.

 

Attribute
SSD
HDD
Power Draw Draws less power and an average of 2 to 3 W of electricity More power draw an average of 6 to 7 W of electricity
Noise No moving parts, therefore, no sound Clicks, whirring and spinning can be heard
Vibration No moving parts, therefore no vibration The disc (platter) spinning can produce vibration
Cost SSD’s are, indeed, more expensive Store a lot of data cheaply
Heat produced Lower power draw and no moving parts mean,of course, very little heat produced While not that significant it produces more heat than an SSD and can contribute to machine overheating
File opening speed Up to 30% faster than the standard HDD Slower than an SSD
Operating system boot time Average 10 to 15 seconds on a new machine Average 30 to 45 seconds

 

This is a video showing a Solid State Drive Upgrade together with a Windows 10 Upgrade. It really speeds up the machine not to mention giving it a new lease of life. It was combined with an upgrade to 10 because when the video was shot, October 2019, there was only a few months of life left for Windows 7. The computer itself has an Intel I3 processor and 6gb of RAM in it. That remained and likewise, just the Operating System and the Hard Drive were upgraded.

How do I speed up my Machine

How do I speed up my machine? – The Cost

But it is not as expensive as you would think and will give your machine a new lease of life. Give me a call on (07771) 588577 or email me so we can discuss it further. Cost, of course, depends on how much data you have as to the size of the solid-state drive you require. However, the labour cost is the same it’s only the drive price that varies.

How do I speed up my machine? A SSD

Why not treat yourself to a new and faster SSD and make your computer a pleasure to use again! And of course, you can stop asking yourself How do I speed up my Machine!

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All old hard drives are either returned to you or are help for 2 weeks and then destroyed in line with our data protection policy.

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Just like a car, a computer benefits from regular clean-up and servicing to keep it running in tip-top condition.

This is because your computer is a bit like a small child, it doesn’t clean up after itself. Things like temporary Internet files, bad registry entries, and outdated system files can clog up your machine and make it run slowly. Indeed, your machine will benefit from cleanup and servicing.

What we do during the cleanup and servicing

Registry Clean

Start-Up Tune and file check

Junk and temporary file removal and clean up

Spyware Check and removal (as applicable)

Identify and fix any machine-specific errors

 

What do you clean up?

It’s not just temporary Internet files we clean, there are other files that can slow down your computer too. Things like old Windows log files. Also, memory dumps, system temporary files and all the other applications that run on your computer will generate junk files too!

The Registry

The registry of your computer is a bit like a database. It stores all the settings for Windows applications and anything to do with your computer. Just like a library card index, these can get a bit jumbled such as old program entries, i.e. books that aren’t there anymore and suchlike.

Cleaning the registry is a good idea to help your computer run smoothly, but has to be done properly, as otherwise if the wrong bit of the registry is deleted your computer may never start again! We always back up the registry changes we make, just to be on the safe side. however, we have never had a problem cleaning the registry in the 18 years we have been doing it.

Spyware and malware

This can slow down the computer significantly. We use a number of programs in cleaning your computer that can eliminate all spyware and malware. Just because you have a virus checker installed on your machine, it doesn’t mean it will pick everything up. With over 20 years of experience working with computers, I have never found one anti-virus program that will do it all satisfactorily. For a full explanation of viruses and what you should do if you think you have one, see Virus and Malware Removal.

Clean Up and Servicing

Your computer may slow down over time, but by giving it a regular service you can help it to run more smoothly.

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A clean up and servicing will help speed up your machine but to really give it a speed boost, install an SSD. For more information on solid-state drives and the advantages of having one see Solid State Drives.

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