When thinking of the advances in technology it can be overwhelming yet fascinating at how the lifespan of a PC’s performance can vary from one to another. Literally, technology advances by leaps and bounds almost daily, so to imagine the changes and differences from a device purchased last year to a device purchased this year is nearly impossible to fathom.  For instance, a one to two year old computer to one owner may seem completely acceptable without limits or issues, fully capable to run whatever software or programs they need.  However to another owner, a one to two year old PC can be completely antiquated and incapable of running various software or programs that owner requires for their home or business use. (more…)

DEFINITION: A virtual machine (VM) is a software based, fictive computer. Virtual machines may be based on specifications of a hypothetical computer or emulate the computer architecture and functions of a real world pc.

“Virtual Machines” serve many purposes for home and business use in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Woodland Hills, and beyond.  In the field of computer repair I recently set up a virtual machine for a client that required Windows XP operating system to run various older programs that were not compatible with his current operating system of Windows 7.  In this situation, a virtual machine was the perfect solution to my client’s problem as he did not desire to do a complete upgrade of all software being used. (more…)

Purchasing a new computer can be a difficult task for a person who is not familiar with electronics and technology. Computer technology changes almost on a daily basis, and sometimes it can be an overwhelming task for new or existing users in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Woodland Hills to setup their PC’s and devices.

Whether it is a computer or laptop, there are many options to choose from. There are memory and hard drives sizes, motherboard speed, video card quality, and sounds cards to pick from when buying a new pc or laptop. Microsoft also has many different versions of Windows to choose from that have different options for different needs of users of homes or businesses. (more…)