Windows 11 is Microsoft’s brand new operating system, And as such its still riddled with problems and will likely stay that way for quite some time as Microsoft older system windows 10 still regularly has bugs, One big issue is Windows 11’s bugs are all brand new and still mostly undocumented making possible repairs/patches much more difficult.
Putting windows 11 on an older machine right now will cause you to have all sorts of problems if the universal drivers are not compatible with your machine which they likely are not Microsoft does not have a real human team working on updates for windows 10 its all computer automated, And as such errors generally occur much more often as super simple tasks/ undocumented incompatibility’s will slip by the automated computers algorithm until it “Eventually” picks up on it and pushes an update out we cant confirm but we image windows 11 is built the same way….
If you are on a newer machines 11th gen intel or higher you will probably ok to upgrade to windows 11 today start with a test to check if you are compatible simply going to your update section on your windows 10 pc in settings will tell you but if not you can try and follow this article from Microsoft HERE
What is Virtualization ?, where can i get it ? and why do i want it ?.. Well virtualization is a computer-generated simulation of reality to put it simply but in an attempt to make it even easier to understand The many Faces of Virtualization, It can turn your machine into multiple machines with just one set of hardware, no need to have 3 or 4 desktops/laptops running even if you need separate operating systems..
In this photo you can clearly see our Windows 10 machine running Mac Osx El Capitain in a virtual Machine installing MacOS Sierra onto a Usb Drive.. The possibility’s are endless
There are many programs for virtualization. In The photo above we are running something call Virtual Box it will run virtual machines right from your windows desktop, Its excellent for learning the ropes of virtualization and even good for some real world work plus its free.. For any sort of real heavy duty work you will want to virtualize from a dedicated machine, Meaning an operating system Specifically designed for Virtualization windows 10 is out the window. There are many many options out there for Bare metal Virtualization operating systems like Proxmox if you are into open source Programs, Vmware or Microsoft’s Azure.
What type of machine is best for Virtualization ?. A server built for it, but any computer can do it as long as its got the specs for it. You Will Need A processor with enough cores to run as many machines as you want. Enough Ram for your Machines And Enough Hard drive or preferably solid state drive space. graphics isnt as important but a good compatible video card can and will help your virtual machines perform better depending on the way you have implemented your vm..
Inflated / bad batteries can cause a lot of issues the most concerning being a fire and or explosion..
How can you tell if a laptop batter is bad or inflated. You cant always sometimes they even test as good, but subtle things will indicate they maybe inflated and a danger to you and your home.. For example the laptop pictured above is plugged into a known good charger but not charging..
This example of an inflated laptop battery you can clearly see the palm rest of the laptop is budging upward it also made the touch pad very difficult to use as the pressure from the inflated battery is causing it to not seat correctly..
This particular laptop should have a slight curve in this area but not as much as it currently does this is an indication the battery is inflated..
What is streaming what does it have to do with my computer ? that is a difficult question to answer streaming depending on the context can mean many things. But for a General answer we will say streaming is a transmission of data. A few examples would be video files from Netflix to your computer or Music files from Youtube to your phone This would be considered a downward stream as you are essentially downloading or streaming the information to your device.. one example of an upward stream would be a Gamer streaming content to twitch.tv they are uploading this stream from the local machine the game is being run on to a remote server over at twitch headquarters or where ever they keep there servers.. These are of course just a couple of example of what streaming is and how it works but hopeful you get the general idea.
Ram or Random access Memory is exactly what it sounds like. Ram is what holds the programs that randomly get accessed as the computer gets used.. Its the large video file you just clicked on to watch, or the Microsoft office file you are about to edit. Ram much like cpu cores is better when there is more. Some applications take 3gb ram just to open others can take much more ram, if you like to multitask you definitively want the most ram your computer system can handle..
Cores are essentially the main brain of your computer, They are part of the Central Processing Unit or Cpu for short, They do a little bit of everything from converting the keys you use on your keyboard, to usable signals both you and the rest of your computer can interpret ether through the lcd screen into a notepad or in a game where you need to click stuff . The more you have the more you can do in basic terms.. Many photo or video editing apps make use of multicore processors by using one or more core to draw lines while others make colors. That’s a very basic explanation of it but you get the idea of what a cpu core is and why you want more from it i hope.
A solid state drive is a component in a computer, to be more specific it is the component or drive that keeps all of your personal data/installed applications safe. So anything you have in the file folder system things like Pictures, Music, Movie Files or Games are stored in your solid state drive, Applications you downloaded from the internet will also be stored here so Microsoft office any word processing programs or video playing applications.
Solid state drives are non mechanical objects that rely solely on electrical current to move data, traditional hard drives used in older machines used a rotating metallic disk similar to a cd the data can only move as fast as the disk can physically move..
With electrical current now being the only thing to wait for in SSD’s it means your data/large movie or application files will move from one folder to the other much faster and reliably.
Upgrading to a solid state drive asap is recommended as more and more applications will be built with the speeds they bolster in mind and will eventually make mechanical disks obsolete.
Old electronics that are sent to the landfill in your trash bag, can cause contamination that will affect the land for years to come. The raw materials that are used to make most computers are very hard on the earth when mined out. These materials can be recycled when sent to a Proper E-Cycle Facility
At Uvalde Computer Repair we believe in getting the most use out of everything. So we diagnose any electronics that get recycled with us. We repair what we can the reset gets broken down recycled at several different facilities depending on what the material we have accumulated.
All old personal data gets several passes with our Data Destruction Software to ensure Nothing is left from the previous user..
You can drop off your old electronics, computers,network equipment, smart phones or tablets at our location 530 west daniel street or we can pick it up from you give us a call and let us clean out your storage room..
Businesses with lots of old I.T equipment and not sure what to do with it ?. we can help.
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..
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?
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