PC Repair Glasgow

Computer support, PC and laptop repairs. Trust us to sort I.T.

PC Repair Glasgow - Computer support, PC and laptop repairs. Trust us to sort I.T.

Windows 10 Free upgrade offer ends 29th July 2016.

If you are looking to take on Microsoft’s free upgrade offer of Windows 10 on your PC or laptop, then you should upgrade before 29th July. This applies to computers running genuine Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.

For further reading or if you are just not sure whether or not you want to upgrade, you may find the article below useful.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2016/jul/21/should-i-take-my-last-chance-of-a-free-upgrade-to-windows-10

Note: The above link will take to an external website not affiliated with PC Repair Glasgow. We accept no responsibility for external content.

Microsoft Windows XP end of support

Windows XP arrived on the scene in 2001 and as of April 8th 2014 it is coming to an end. We will still be supporting equipment running Windows XP, however Windows updates and third party support for products such as printers and other peripheral devices will cease. This would be the perfect time to make sure you have installed all Windows XP updates or even consider a move to systems running operating systems such as Windows 7 or the much discussed Windows 8 & 8.1.

Customers who are still working on perfectly running Windows XP based systems can still continue to use their PCs as normal if they choose to do so. However, in the event any software issues arise that require Windows repairs or Windows reinstallation we may not be able to carry out the necessary work. Technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP.

Please read the following article regarding Windows XP support from Microsoft at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/end-support-help

We are of the opinion that now it’s time to move forward with future software development to match emerging technologies and equipment.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 will eventually follow suit and ‘end of support’ dates have been announced. Windows 8.1 is Microsoft’s latest offering with Windows 10 anticipated in 2015.

Cookies – friend or foe?

As you’ve been browsing the web recently you might have noticed small changes to some organisation’s homepages or to other sections of their sites.

You may find that sites are directing you more obviously to their privacy policies, even introducing a policy at all – or more obviously, incorporating a pop-up information box referring to ‘cookies’. Continue reading

The Great Glasgow Treasure Hunt with SIFE Strathclyde

Shug the dug has been out in the City Centre and has left some clues along the way on his hunt for the Easter eggs. Follow his clues and you could win more than just chocolate!

All you have to do is make your way down to George Square on Saturday the 7th of April between 11am and 2pm, where you will find his friends giving out the treasure maps.

Shug will be at the end of the hunt waiting for with chocolate eggs for the first 200 people. Crack the clues to follow his paw prints and uncover the 6 secret letters along the way to find the hidden chocolate treasure.

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Even Smarter Thinking

We’re always adding new strings to our bow and are delighted to announce that we’re now offering repair services for smartphones and tablets.

How many times have you heard a friend say they’ve cracked their screen or – dropped their phone into the bath? It’s a bit of a hassle, at best, and the potential loss of your data at worst. We understand this and – as we aim with all of our services – will do our best to get your device fighting fit and mobile in the shortest possible time.

So now, if you’re not happy with your apps or sad with your iPad, before you drop it into the bin – drop it into us.

New Year News

Happy new year to all of our customers! We hope it’s a hassle free year for you all (but you’ll forgive us for reminding you that if your PC is suffering a hangover, we can pep it up!).

For us it’s a particularly exciting start to 2012, as our affiliate company PCR Computer Services – which provides full IT support for businesses – has become PCR Business.

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Competition Winner

Congratulations to Lora McGinlay the lucky winner of our Acer Aspire One Netbook. The month long Netbook Competition sparked a lot of interest and received more than 200 competition entries! Lora correctly identified the magic letters displayed on billboards throughout the South Side of Glasgow and also on the PC Repair website. The letters were of course, F, I, G, T which make the magic word.. GIFT!

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The Big Freeze

So the big chill is upon us and it’s time to make sure you have your bad weather plan all worked out, shovel in the car and a wheelbarrow of salt. We hope that wherever you are this week you stay safe and warm.

But what happens if your IT suffers the big freeze? When you type away at the keyboard, frantically move your mouse around… but nothing happens.

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