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The home page. Find information out about PCMD computer services offering professional computer repair, service, and support to the Central Coast.

About PCMD

Learn more about PCMD computer specialist serving Santa Maria, Orcutt, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Nipomo, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Oceano, Shell Beach, Lompoc, Los Alamos, and surrounding areas for over 10 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

PCMD answers some frequently asked questions about PCMD Computer Services.

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Computer Tips & Advice

Main portal page for PCMDs computer tips, advice. Need some help with your computer visit this page.

Basic Computer Security

Computer security basics is a good place to start for those new to computers and the Internet. We offer some tips on how to secure your computer and how to try and keep it secure.

Computer Basics

Here you can find basic computer tips to help make your PC run better, be more secure, and maybe even last longer.

Data Backup Tips

Here you can find information on how to backup your data. This is a basic introduction to general backup

Effects of Dust & Dirt

General Information about the negative effects of dust and dirt on personal computers and electronics.

How Tos

Main portal page for PCMDs computer how tos, advice. Need some help with your computer and like picture based walk through then visit this page.

Smart Surfing

The Internet has a lot to offer and being smart while surfing can save a lot of headaches. What do we mean by smart surfing you ask? Visit this page to find out.

The Cloud

What is the cloud? This is a very common question, and the answer is surprisingly simple. Learn more about the cloud here.

Using Old Versions of Windows

PCMD does not recommend using older Microsoft operating systems. In general over the years operating systems have improved in many ways including speed, reliability and security. Read this post if you would like to read our thoughts on the subject.

Why Use Windows Update

Get more information on the importance of keeping Windows operating systems up to date.

Windows Virus Help

Tips on how to keep viruses off your computer and what to do if you get one.

Wireless Basics

A quick tutorial on basic wireless security settings. Secure your wireless network, there is no good reason not too.

Access the Quick Link Menu

Microsoft knows users need a way to quickly access system settings, so they added the Quick Link Menu. We show you how to access it.

Adjust Display Settings

A simple yet easily forgotten but very useful setting is to know where to set your DPI (dots per inch). This controls the size of fonts on the screen system wide.

Reposition Multiple Monitors

Bought a second monitor and can't get you mouse to go across the middle of the screen. No worries there is a quick and easy fix for that.

Set Power to High performance

Power management is often over looked, and there are a few settings that should be set depending on the type of device. PCMD walks you through how to set it to high performance.

Turn Off Autoplay

A quick and easy security measure is to turn off Windows Autoplay. PCMD offers a simple to follow walk through.

Recommendations & links

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Project Photos

PCMD custom personal computer builds.

Dirty PC Photos

Photos of some really dirty PCs. Dust your personal computer it could last longer.

Call PCMD computer services today at 1-805-357-1480.