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IT Insights Blog — PC Pro

Help Your Mr. Computer Fix-It Guy

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Do you have ants in your CPU?

In my last blog, I bragged about my nascent IT repair skills and offered three reasons why Average Joes should tackle computer repairs themselves. What do you do, on the other hand, when your best-efforts just aren’t good enough? Or when you don’t have time to tackle the job? Or maybe you just don’t want to deal with it.

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Geek Squad Not Required

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Do-it-yourself PC repair is within your grasp.

Several years ago, unbeknownst to me, I downloaded a rootkit to my home computer. It was a nasty little bugger and I soon ended up unable to access my files. Not being a techie, I hauled my desktop to the local store where I had purchased it. This particular establishment had given me a guarantee that they would fix, free of charge, any computer they sold.

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PC Pro Featured at CertMag.com

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Reading a magazine

In Hollywood, stars who have a big movie coming out often tour through various print, broadcast, and online media outlets, making headlines — and occasionally making waves — to generate interest among moviegoers. Emma Watson, star of the soon-to-open Walt Disney Studios live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, got her name in the news this morning following the release of an interview and cover shoot for Vanity Fair magazine that includes a few mildly provocative photos.

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Don't Build Your Tech Career on a Shaky Foundation

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Shaky Foundation

Is there anyone who would argue that a foundation is not the most important part of a building? If so, then I urge you to conduct a quick Google image search on “buildings without a solid foundation.” Spoiler alert: It isn’t pretty.

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Let's Brave School Shopping Together

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School shopping

When I drove up to my neighborhood Walmart last night and saw an abnormally crowded parking lot – I should have immediately turned my car around and sought shelter. I shrugged off the aberration and walked inside to complete my routine shopping stop.

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