Everybody loves computers. We use them everywhere. In our watches, in our sat navs in our dashcams, all sorts of things. They are part of our lives and we come to rely on them even when we don’t even think of them as computers.
So, what can you do when your Apple Macbook Pro dies and it takes with it your only copy of important files? Well like this unfortunate owner you would probably contact your local Apple Mac computer retailer. Hopefully you won’t get the response this customer got … “Oh, I’m afraid that’s legacy equipment now, not worth the repair, you would do better to find an independent to see if they can recover the data for you”.
XP is still the OS of choice for some.
It’s not just the NHS that runs legacy systems there are quite a few XP devotees still using the beloved system to run software. This week’s unusual job was one such instance.
Microsoft Office 365 is this weeks odd job. A customer reported some strange goings on with his Microsoft 365 account: “My Office 365 Outlook will not show People and when I send an email it gets sent again and again sometimes 14 or 15 times”
Investigation showed that indeed these symptoms were correct. Strangely though everything worked normally when using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer on both Windows 7 and Windows 10 or on Android. Just MS Edge would not work properly. Many things were tried including SFC and DISM and much more, all to no avail.
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Are you ever away from home and need to connect your laptop to the Internet and only have your smartphone for company? It is possible to connect your laptop to your smartphone and use its mobile data connection (tethering). However your laptop will think yippee I’m on WiFi and start to gobble up your mobile data allowance. It is not unusual to lose £30 or so a day doing this. To use the connection to only collect your emails and do a bit of surfing you most turn off two of the most data hungry Windows services.
Computers-In-Kent sell New, Open-box and Refurbished computers. Many computers are available the next day but some will take 3-5 business days to arrive.
I will also need the computer for a day if I am doing the set up for you or your business. This is much more than switching on and collecting a few updates - see here for the details about setting up a new computer.
Choosing a new computer.
You may never have bought a computer before or you may be wanting to replace an existing but aging beloved model. So what should you do? There are a lot of options - desktop computers, laptop computers, notebooks and computer tablets. There are choices over the operating system - do you want a Microsoft Windows system or an Apple MAC system? There are choices over processor type and speed, memory size, disk size, screen size and media capabilities. The brand and the guarantee may also be important to you.... and of course the price!