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PCMD Computer Services
PCMD computer services page is where you can find more information about the professional computer services we offer. PCMD works on all brands of Windows based desktops, and laptops. We can fix your Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony, and all others.
Flat Rate Services
More information about our flat rate services. We offer a variety of flat rate services for those whom want a fixed price without fluxuation. Please visit our flat rate services page for more information.
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Frequently Asked Questions
PCMD answers some frequently asked questions. Some questions simply repeat themselves so we have taken a moment to answer some of the more common questions about PCMD computer services.
Hours & Rates
PCMD's hours of operation and our hourly service rates are listed on this page. Professional computer services for your home or business at affordable rates.
Data Loss Policy
Please read our data loss policy. We would like to remind everyone to back up their data, and back up your back up, and consider keeping an additional back up off site.
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These blog articles are meant for those who need a little help with the basics. Technology is hard, PCMD makes it easier. We intend to post beneficial and relavent articles related to computers and technology for the beginner and intermediate computer user.
Basic Computer Security
Computer security basics is a good place to start for those new to computers and, or the Internet. There is more to computer security than just installing an anti-virus program and then forgetting about it. We offer some tips on how to secure your computer and how to try and keep it secure.
Here you can find basic computer tips to help make your PC run better, be more secure, and maybe even last longer. These tips are ideal for the beginner computer user.
Data Backup Tips
Here you can find information on how to backup your data. This is a basic introduction to general backup techniques, and the various storage devices that can be used.
Effects of Dust & Dirt
General Information about the negative effects of dust and dirt. Dust and dirt is truly an enemy of any PC, may it be a desktop or laptop. If the dust has a way in, it can do damage. We offer advice on how to dust a personal computer.
PCMD Project Photos - Custom Built Computers
When looking for a long life high quality computer look no further than PCMD.
Dirty PC Photos
We have seen some dity PCs over the years and we remembered to photograph a few.
The Internet has a lot to offer and a little bit of smart surfing can save a lot of headaches. What do we mean by smart surfing you ask? Visit this page to find out.
What is the cloud? This is a very common question, and the answer is suprisingly 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.
What is E-waste?
We provide a little information on e-waste and its proper disposal. Electronic waste or e-waste is pretty much every thing that runs on batteries or has a power cord. Do your part, don't throw electronic waste of any kind in the trash.
Why Use Windows Update
Get more information on the importance of keeping Windows operating systems up to date. Do you really need to update Windows? We tackle this issue and explain why we feel you should update all operatings systems to their current versions.
A quick tutorial on basic wireless security settings. At PCMD we feel everyone should have a basic understanding of wireless security so we wrote a simple page to help spread the knowledge.
Windows Virus Help
Tips on how to keep viruses off your computer and what to do if you get one. Read this blog post to learn a bit about Windows operating systems, and how they are constantly under attack and what you can do to protect your PC.
A quick tutorial on basic wireless security settings. Secure your wireless network, there is no good reason not too. Why share your expensive internet connection with someone you don't know, and more importantly you have no control over what they do.
A collection of how tos. We have created a number of simple and easy to follow computer how tos for our customers. They cover a variety of topics from simple computer configuration to wireless setup.
A simple yet easily forgotten but very useful setting is to know where to set your DPI (dots per inch). Windows simply offers a slider for zooming text and that is all that is needed.
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. Microsoft has decided to modernize Windows and allow us to take control of our displays without having to rely on cumbersome display adapter software.
Power management is often over looked and there are a few settings that should be set depending on the type of device. When using desktop personal computers we recommend you run power management settings at High performance.
Quick Access Menu
Windows is all about user friendly with numerous ways to do the same thing. An easy way to get to certain settings is to use the keyboard to access the Quick access Menu.
Set Multiple Monitor Background
Microsoft Windows 10 hides the option to control what image shows on which screen when using multiple monitors.
Turn Off Autoplay
A quick and easy security measure is to turn off Windows Autoplay. This is how you do it with Windows 10. It is similar with other versions of Windows.