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In this edition of EagleTech's Newsletter you will find a variety of helpful tips and services for improving your computing experience.


EagleTech Computer Service Newsletter

Computing Insights for September/October 2016
 

Greetings from EagleTech Computer Service!

This Newsletter is a second edition for October because I had some important additional information to pass along to you. I do hope you find it helpful...

Here are some topics we will be covering in this edition :


- Great ONE DAY ONLY offer for iDrive Cloud Backup
- Weather Warnings
- Windows 10 Update Issues

- Many Refurbished Computers Available

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Great ONE DAY ONLY offer for iDrive Backup Service:

If you've ever considered Cloud Backup so as to protect all your valuable files then today would be a great day to jump on board with iDrive. They are offering a one day only special of $5.95 for 1 terabyte of cloud backup for one year. After the first year the price will increase to around $59 for the next year, but even that is a really good price.

Here's the link:  https://www.idrive.com/idrive/signup/el/internal90


If you have any questions or need assistance I'm happy to help.

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Weather Warnings:

Each year, at this time of the year, we seem to have several significant wind events and this Fall/Winter Season is proving to be typical. If you have a Desktop Computer you value, or printer, or TV, or Stereo, etc., please give strong consideration to unplugging them during wind events. Especially Desktop Computers have a hard time absorbing sudden ON/OFF events and it tends to either burn out the power supply or the Mother Board. I can easily replace a power supply but a fried Mother Board is not reasonably fixable.

Let's hope our wind events aren't too severe this season...

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Windows 10 Update Issues:

I'm still hearing of many Windows 10 startup issues after Windows 10 updates itself. Here are some tips that "might" help.

It is common for these updates to cause a blank black screen to persist, without explanation, during an update event. The danger is that you will be too quickly tempted to force the computer off and into a restart. This may help the issue but it is just as possible that it will corrupt your Windows 10 operating system. It is best to give it at least an hour before you force a shut down and restart.

If you find a recent update causes significant problems Windows 10 makes four options available:
1) Use a System Restore point to recover to a time prior to the update failure
2) Let Windows 10 try a Startup Repair
3) Give Windows 10 the permission to Refresh your Windows operating system without losing your files
4) Give Windows 10 the permission to Reset and completely wipe your hard drive clean and reinstall the operating system, but this one will also remove all your personal files.

Some of these updates will disconnect your printer from your operating system and require the software to be uninstalled and reinstalled. Some updates will cause problems with other specialized programs. In each case we just have to find the best solution and move forward. There is always a resolution...


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Many Refurbished Computers Available:

If you are wanting a great price on a Refurbished Desktop Computer I have several available. Right now I have some HPs and some Dells.

Here are some specs:
1) Processor: Intel Duo Core, with at least 2.2GHz processing speed
2) RAM: 4 gigabytes
3) A new 1 Terabyte Hard Drive
4) Antivirus and many other helpful utilities installed

Each of these units will be sold for $185.

Admittedly, they are not powerhouse computers but for emails, web surfing, watching Netflix online, doing Word processing, and playing games that aren't super graphics intensive these units will serve you well.

Each unit comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1 with a Windows 7 start menu.
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Best of success to you in all your computing!

I’m here to assist you when you need it.  As just a reminder... my onsite residential fee is $45 per hour and for the commercial setting it is $55 per hour and will continue through the month of March. For those times when working remotely with your computer over the Internet is a good option then the cost savings to you are substantial since I only need to charge on a "15 minute" increment instead of the full hour fee for an onsite visit. This means just $12 per 15 minutes. Once again...for any clients you send my way, who use my services for an hour or more, I'd be happy to credit you with $12 of free computer service at your next call.  Do let me know if you send folks my way and I'll keep notes on that as a credit for my next visit to you, and don't feel embarrassed to remind me you would like that credit when I visit.

 
 
Thanks so much!
 
Your Computer Technician
Tom Sparks
503-577-4201

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