PC Callout – A Family Business – Established 16 Years

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We aim to provide a varied selection of articles of interest to computer users – we hope you will enjoy reading them.

If you would like us to cover a particular subject, please let us know and we shall start working on it right away.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are a Family Business and our team is friendly and helpful. We’ll do our very best to go that extra mile to solve all of your computer problems.

Please visit – www.pc-callout.co.uk – for full details of our services.

We are open six days a week, between 8am and 7pm, and have completed more than 114,000 successful repairs for our customers.

Call us free on – 0800 083 6646 – or send us an SMS text message on – 07860 021632 (24/7).

How to Choose a New Computer

Whether you’ve exhausted all options for repairing your old computer or you just fancy an upgrade, the choice of replacements out there can be daunting. For home computing, your list of requirements probably isn’t long, but it’s all too easy to get sucked into buying something more expensive than you need with a sales assistant breathing down your neck.

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Is your PC Making a Racket?

Inside most desktop and laptop computers is a collection of moving parts. There are hard disk drives, optical drives and fans to cool the processor and blow hot air out of the system. These all add to the noise the PC makes, and with modern processors easily running over 45 degrees celsius, the fans trying to keep it cool usually make the most racket, distracting users from their office or home computing.

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How to Transfer Computer Data

Increasingly, modern computers and laptops, especially the class known as Ultrabooks, are becoming thinner and shedding what used to be common peripherals like CD-ROM or DVD drives. Don’t even ask about the long-dead floppy disk. That makes them less useful for reading old sources of data, programs and games that you might want to run on your new PC. However, there are usually a few solutions that we can help with.

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Three Ways to Backup Your Data

“Make sure you back it up!” is not just a mantra for commercial computer users, it’s one that should also be used in home computing. Essential data could be made up of many things you don’t want to lose if your computer unexpectedly crashes. Precious photos of the family, important work documents, copies of letters or even entire websites – these all need to be backed up securely. Here are three suggestions on how to go about it: –

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Keep your PC Cool and Quiet

A constantly whirring fan on your home computer is never attractive. In most desktops or laptops, it is a sign that your computer has got too much dust in the vents or on the fan itself, or that the cooler is starting to come away from your CPU, potentially causing overheating issues.

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