While time consuming, sometimes the only solution is to whip out the Windows Disc and reinstall fresh.
Here is what makes our Windows Rebuild Different:
First we backup all of your data to our Linux Server- which is impervious to spyware and viruses.
Next we wipe the disc clean and run a full hardware diagnostic called “smartctl” to ensure the disc is worthy of the effort. Hard discs are very inexpensive, but if they fail you can be looking at another 10-12 hours to re-install and rebuild Windows. smartctl information example here.
After testing the integrity of your hardware we proceed to install Windows.
Once the main install is done we:
- Install all the newest drivers from the manufacturers website, to ensure stability.
- Update Windows itself (often requiring multiple reboots and lots of wait time).
- Turn off the Windows “get me” traps – such as netbios, file-print sharing, system restore…. etc
- Install (User provided) copy of Microsoft Office.
- Install FireFox, Thunderbird, Google Chrome.
- Install Adobe Reader, Flash Player, Java
- Install any specialized business programs you provide such as Accounting-Hotel-Legal etc.
- Test the machine thoroughly, remove all TMP files
- Install Anti Virus and Anti Spy-ware tools
- Let’s make sure you don’t have to do this again for years to come.
- Setup email clients, Import address books,bookmarks, Outlook-Thunderbird (where possible)
PC Repair is by appointment only
Mission critical response time for business Users with agreement.
After hours and weekend support at regular rate for contracted business users.
Call (613) 276-9066 to book now !
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