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What Do We Do ? At Uvalde Computer Repair

We have been asked a few times what all we do here at
Uvalde Computer Repair so we thought we should tell you.

We fix computers of all types, old laptops, new laptops, custom desktops or office / work desktops, all in one computers we can work on them to.

What kind of problems can we fix ?..
Anything, Laptops with broken screens,
Desktops that wont turn on, We do data recovery, install windows, speed up slowed down computers, remove viruses, We can customize or upgrade your computers. Need something we didn’t think to add here just ask we can help..

Why dont we charge for diagnostics ?
Simple it’s not hard to do and we love computers, iv always been a fan of the saying you catch “More Bees With Honey”.
So we’ve brought that over to our business model and we have decided a good customer relationship is better then a few dollars just to tell you your computers issues..

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Why should you buy computers from small shops ?

Computer Shop

Retail stores buy computers in the thousands. these computers are handled by employees that a lot of times just don’t care, they might think “It’s just a job” or they may be tired and make a mistake.. Who knows a lot of things happen in the warehouse that can’t be predicted or monitored. Do you you wanna chance buying the perfect laptop for someone brand new in the box only to find out it fell down in the warehouse and nobody said anything ?.

When you buy from a small computer shop you get someone who cares, Not only because our names are on the line but because we do this because we want to not because we have to.
Quotes are free this is time and labor we have to physically spend/do and we don’t charge you :)..

We recycle repair and reuse computers because we hate to see good tech go in the land fill where it does pollute the environment and make it difficult for our future generations to live in the world we leave them.. Let’s plan for our future now let’s fix our tech today it will all get done but it will get started why not help?


Cell: 830 240 0686
Facebook: Uvalde Computer Repair
Address: 530 West Daniel Street Uvalde Tx 78801

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Buying a new laptop or desktop every year ?

Laptops Or Desktop Slow ?

Why is your computer so slow, when it was once very fast?  Is it old age ?, Does the hardware in the laptop or desktop degrade overtime ?, Should you upgrade your computer every year ?..

Most Computers slow down over time because programs get installed and attempt to start up with the computer. either as a Service/Background app you’ll never see, or a Startup app that you usually see in the bottom right corner. The more start up apps you have the harder the computer has to work decreasing its overall performance and usability, This and neglected windows updates are the usual culprits in our experience when the question is “Why is my Computer So Slow ?”..
There are of course thousands of other possibilities but we always try to start simple when doing diagnostics on your laptop or desktop here at Uvalde Computer Repair.

Generally if it’s taken care of well hardware does not degrade overtime. There are many cases where extremely old computers are still working perfectly fine today.. Just like a car, a laptop, or desktop,maintenance is key to a long healthy life for your digital device..Don’t forget to dust them occasionally you would not believe how dirty they can get in a short time. Especially if they sit in a room where people smoke..
The dust can not only clog air vents but it can cause corrosion and short circuit your computer effectively killing it forever if.

So should you upgrade this year ? that is your choice but go ahead and give us a call we can take a look at your machine and see what the problem

Quotes Are Free And You Can Pay for Labor On Pickup
Cell: 830-240-0686
Address: 530 West Daniel Street Uvalde Tx 78801

Slow Laptop Or Desktop ?

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What is a Computer Virus ?

What is a computer Virus ?

A Computer Virus is an application written by an individual to exploit or hack your computer.
They can come in many types and can be called different things according to what they are designed to do..
One example would be

Ransomware
It is technically a computer virus but it is specifically designed to take control of your personal data and keep you from accessing it unless you give into the demands of the person who controls this Ransomware on your device..

Another type of virus is a

Trojan
Like the ancient Greeks this virus can enter your computer in an unsuspecting way.
This virus can be bound with literally anything you can open a picture and not know you are infected. And it can give its users endless control of your machine without you ever knowing,
They can do things like turning your webcam on, or logging the keys that are pressed, they can watch and or record your screen take control of your mouse and alot more..
You should never open a file from the internet from an un official website..

There are alot more types of viruses out there its best to stay vigilant of things you click on.. Including links, a lot of information can be gotten from your computer simple by clicking a link..

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Why Updates Are Important

Updates are important to computers because they solve known issues with programs, These programs are written by programmers for a wide range of devices these programmers cannot always for see an incompatibility or exploit that someone may encounter.
An update will fix the particular issue that the programmer knows about from user feedback..

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Why Aftermarket Virus Scanners Can Be Bad

All computers today come with a free built in virus scanner, well at least all windows 10 computers do it’s called.
Windows Defender, it monitors everything from what applications can modify your file folder system to who can access your computer externally/through the internet, it comes with a firewall, real time protection, browser and app controls, and alot more..
Its built by microsoft the same people who designed and managed the operating system it will always get the latest updates before any aftermarket company..

Aftermarket virus scanners can be a great helpful thing that will keep your computer virus free and healthy. they can many times remove viruses that Windows Defender or other aftermarket scanners cant..

Because aftermarket virus scanners get there updates much later then windows defender it can be bad in many ways. Imagine this Microsoft releases an update containing files that control the way the computer boots, but since the aftermarket scanner has not been notified of this it thinks this is a malicious act and does not allow the update to change a couple of important system files.. Now we have an update that is missing a few important files and a computer that can no longer boot due to this.

This is just one scenario we can think of there are many many more possibilities..


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Drivers And Why They Are Important

Computer Drivers

Drivers are an important part of every computer system.

They tell the computer exactly how to communicate with its hardware.

Without proper drivers things like your printer, cd burner or even something as simple as the mouse or for laptops the touchpad may not work correctly or at all.

Making sure you have the most updated and correct driver is crucial for more then one reason one of which being security, Malicious attacks may come through old exploited drivers.

Another thing is speed and reliability, it may not look like it to you but every time windows updates it changes its code behind the scenes to make it more efficient..

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Why Heat Is Bad For Your Computer

Overheating Computer

Heat is bad for a computer because a computer itself produces heat and is only equipped with a sufficient enough cooling system to cool itself under regular conditions,.
When you add things like clogged intake ports or rooms without air conditioners computers start to lose efficiency in turn, slowing there performance down..
They do what is called, Thermal Throttling, this is when the computer runs itself at a lower clock speed in order to reduce heat and keep itself from melting down..
Computers are able to produce enough heat to set themselves on fire..
Luckily they have safeties in place like thermal throttling or if that’s not enough they will simply shut down..

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Find us on Social Media Sites Like Facebook Instagram Or Twitter

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Uvalde Computer Repair

You can find Uvalde Computer Repair on almost any social media website on the net.
We are most often on Facebook though..

We are still undergoing some construction at the shop and will have all of our computers out on display and ready for viewing very soon.
Still feel free to call or come by any time for a free quote

530 West Daniel Street Uvalde Tx 78801 is our Home Address.. Dont let our long grass scare you, i assure you the utmost care will be taken with your device.
830 240 0686 is the cell. just give us a call or txt prior to your arrival to ensure we are available thanks and hope to hear from you soon….

We take old or broken computers as trade ins towards a new device or repair work..

Got lots of old electronics ?.. we recycle bring your old or broken smartphones tablets or computers by we will dispose of them properly free to you..