Are you fed up with the hassle of disassembling your PC and hauling it to a repair shop every time it has problems—only to wait a week or more to get it back? We come directly to your home to solve your computer troubles right on the spot. Simply call us to select an appointment time to fit your schedule. We offer same-day and after-hours service.
If you have two or more PCs in your home, have you considered networking them? A network allows your computers to share files, a printer, and an internet connection. Even better, a wireless network is the cutting-edge way to connect all of the computers in your home. Wireless networks are perfect for people who want to connect laptop and desktop computers, or for people who don’t like to be tied down. And when you go wireless, you won’t have the inconvenience of tripping over unsightly cables.
How often do you backup your PC? If it were suddenly damaged or stolen, would you lose valuable data? We recommend installing a DVD or CD burner, which allows you to save your files onto recordable and rewritable discs. Along with helping you to store your data safely, we also offer data recovery services that can try to recover lost files resulting from hardware malfunctions, software conflicts, or viruses.
Does it seem like there’s a gremlin inside your computer? It could be a virus. No matter what kind of PC you have, you need the latest antivirus software. Not only do antivirus programs protect your computer from damage, but they also prevent you from accidentally passing viruses to family and friends when you send emails or share files. If you’re unsure about which virus software to install or how to configure it, just ask Instant Technologies.
How secure is your computer? Have you downloaded the latest patches and updates for Windows? As internet usage has grown, so have security threats. One way to protect yourself is to install a firewall, which keeps intruders from sneaking into your computer and accessing your private data. Firewalls also can alert you when spyware programs attempt to transmit your sensitive information over the internet. In particular, firewalls are crucial if you have the always-on internet connection of DSL or a cable modem. Protect yourself and your family…with help from Instant Technologies.
You wouldn't drive a car for years without changing the oil, so why ignore your computer? Like any investment, your computer needs constant care- which means keeping it dust-free. When was the last time your PC had a thorough cleaning? If it's been more than 6 months, it's time to schedule a Preventative Maintenance visit.
Is your computer several years old? Is it slow to boot up? Are you running out of storage space? We can breathe new life into your PC by upgrading some of its key components. Even if your system is fairly new, you may need a few enhancements to accommodate your growing collection of digital photos, movies, files, or video games. Have questions about whether or not you should upgrade your hardware? Call us!
Have you ever purchased a software program, only to find out you have no idea how to use it? Unfortunately it’s not always possible to take a class that fits your schedule and your budget. Instead, you might consider signing up for personalized instruction from Instant Technologies. Multiple-session training packages are also available.