Computer Repair in Melbourne and Merritt Island
Computer Care Clinic Melbourne has returned to Suntree! Our newest Brevard County computer repair and sales store is in Suntree Station at the corner of Suntree Boulevard and Wickham Road, behind the 7-11 (click for a Google map). Merritt Island's Computer Care is still on Route 520, just past Courtenay Parkway.
There are several scams targeting computer users today. The most common one is people calling you telling you they are from Microsoft, and there is a virus on your computer. This is an outright lie! These people are not from Microsoft, and there have been cases where these Indian people have actually damaged computers and deleted all their documents. NEVER let a stranger "remote control" your computer. Please call us if you suspect your computer has this software installed on it, and we can help remove it.
Computer Care offers diagnostics for all computers. We'll tell you what's wrong, if anything, and how much it would cost to fix it. No games; just good old-fashioned American morals, service and values. Computer Care was Brevard’s first remote-service specialist too – we can connect directly to your computer over any high-speed internet connection and repair many problems quickly, conveniently, and affordably for as little as $59. Our technicians can also come to your home when necessary.
Since 2000, Computer Care technicians have been helping thousands of people troubleshoot all kinds of hardware and software issues. With over seven thousand satisfied customers, chances are your friends or neighbors have visited one of our computer repair stores in Melbourne or Merritt Island. Computer Care experts can help you with hardware or software problems, removing virus and malware infections, upgrading or replacing memory and hard drives, tune-ups, general troubleshooting, and purchasing a new or certified pre-owned PC.
We're proud to offer the most comprehensive virus cleanup in the industry! While most average fly-by-night computer repair techs will run one or two tools and pretend they're heroes as they happily skip down the street with your hard-earned money, our folks run up to 20 individual diagnostic scans that also check your hard drive, memory, operating system, web browsers, plug-ins, and common utilities. And, if something is out of date or not working properly, we'll update all that too -- all at no additional charge. Finally, our virus cleanups include a complete system optimization to ensure your computer runs the best it can. We'll delete unnecessary temporary files and restore points, and eliminate nonsense programs from starting every time your computer boots up. It's our job to make your computer as "bullet-proof" as we possibly can. Plus, only Computer Care offers a very liberal 30-day warranty on all our work. If something doesn't look right or you somehow get infected again, just give us a call.
THE END OF WINDOWS XP?
No, your Windows XP computer will not self-destruct, implode, utter four-letter words, tease you, or any other shenanigans on April 8th, 2014. We’re getting hundreds of questions about Windows XP and its impending doom. Here’s what’s really going on. Yes, you’ll still be able to use your Windows XP PC indefinitely. But it will become more and more unsafe if you’re using it online, since it will be more susceptible to viruses and malware due to the lack of Microsoft’s security updates. If you’re simply a Solitaire player and you create occasional Word documents, you’ll be completely fine forever. It’s important to note that as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you may encounter that newer programs, apps, printers, and other devices may not work with Windows XP.
Microsoft’s 12-year-old Windows XP operating system is undoubtedly old in this quickly changing era of technology. XP was quite a hit, and there may never be another universally accepted operating system like it. Nearly 3 out of every 10 of the world’s PCs still run Windows XP. As a matter of fact, XP still powers over 90 percent of the world’s automated teller machines.
Unfortunately, Microsoft has decided to pull the plug on technical assistance for Windows XP after April 8, 2014. It’s probably a wise business decision, since they haven’t sold Windows XP in years, and there’s not much money to be made on old operating systems. What it really means is that the automatic updates that help protect and stabilize your PC will be discontinued.
Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on April 8th. If you already have Security Essentials installed on your Windows XP PC, Microsoft has promised to continue push its updates through some time in 2015.
So what should you do? Well, you could upgrade to Windows 8.1, but very few older computers will have the power to run it. You can download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant to check if your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 8.1 and then follow the steps in the tutorial to upgrade if your PC is able. It’ll run anywhere from $120 to $200 for the Windows 8 software, and unfortunately, you will have to reinstall all your programs and hardware.
If your current PC can't run Windows 8.1, it might be time to consider shopping for a new one. Computer Care Clinic can still outfit you with a Business-Class Windows 7 PC, which is very similar to XP and not as alien as Windows 8, throughout 2014. Prices start at about $795. And it still has Solitaire (Windows 8 does not – you’ll have to download a Solitaire app). New PCs are more powerful, lightweight, and stylish than ever before—and with an average price that's considerably less expensive than the average PC was 12 years ago. You’d better act soon if you want to go with Windows 7, because supplies are limited, and the clock is ticking.
Visit our WINDOWS XP SURVIVAL GUIDE here to learn more about your options.
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Some people remark that even though we're experts in the latest technology, walking into one of our stores is like going back in time — to when businesses still cared about their customer service and treated customers with respect. That's how we were raised. Come in and see us today. You'll be glad you did.