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Two Reason Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade to Windows 10…. Yet

When Windows 10 was released for “free” at the end of July it was initially met with positive reviews, followed shortly after by the inevitable tales of woe that come with any new Windows release. Most of them involve privacy but we have run into reliability issues too, and between them we think that it’s too early to upgrade, particularly if you … Continue reading →

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Press Release: Making Computers in the Cotswolds Faster

Making Computers in the Cotswolds Faster A gadget that can make old computers work three to four times faster is being rolled out into homes and businesses around the Cotswolds. The Cotswold IT Guy, based in Chadlington, has launched a “PC Supercharger” service to fit the state of the art upgrade into humble, slow and, often about-to-be-junked, PCs. The device … Continue reading →

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SSD vs Old-School Hard Drive

Viva la Difference! The performance difference between standard hard disks and solid state drives (SSDs) is nothing short of remarkable. We’ve taken tatty old desktop and laptop PCs which were only fit for the scrapheap and turned them into machines that are now back in daily use. In the video below, we Supercharge an old HP laptop with an SSD … Continue reading →

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Cryptolocker – The Viruses that Eat your Money

For a layperson, computer viruses have had something of a mystique about them ever since they started hitting headlines 40 years ago*. Mysterious, sinister and dangerous, viruses and the hackers who spread them have thrived in a murky pool of misinformation and myth for a generation, yet most viruses do little harm to the PC they infect. Most. Very few … Continue reading →

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