Getting a new computer is always two things: firstly, it is of course extremely exciting but then it’s also a little bit daunting. The great news is that it doesn’t have to be! We’ll come out to you and setup your new machine onsite where you want it and how you want it. Here are some of the things we’d recommend:
Remove unwanted programs and trialware
Many new computers come with programs and trialware (‘geek speak’ for free, trial software that’s installed on your machine in the factory) that you didn’t ask for and probably don’t have a need for. We’ll check with you before removing it to speed up your machine and prevent those annoying pop-ups.
Perform system updates
Because of the delay between their manufacture and your purchase, many new computers will need to have the latest Windows (or other) operating system updates installed as soon as they’re taken out of the box. Avoid the headache and let us do it for you!
Optimise start-up and shutdown
Many different factors affect the speed at which your computer is able to start-up and shutdown. We take a look at all of them to ensure both processes are as quick as possible.
Create system recovery discs
System recovery disks are incredibly important and useful if your computer experiences hardware or software failure down the track.
Install internet security software
Internet security software will protect your computer and the personal information you have stored on it from being corrupted by viruses and malware (‘geek speak’ for malicious software) or stolen by identity thieves.
Set-up/transfer your personal information
Before leaving, we’ll finish off by setting up your most important personal information on your new computer. If you have personal details already stored on your old machine that need transferring to the new one, your Geek will do that too!