Data Transfer Service in Sutton Coldfield

Data Transfer

Data Transfer Service in Sutton ColdfieldIf you are upgrading your computer or adding a new PC to your home you may well have important personal data on your old hard disk drive that you need to transfer to your new machine. This can be a long and laborious task which may require specialist equipment not available to most home users.

We can take your old PC or laptop, remove the hard drive and back it up to ensure all your data is kept perfectly safe, then transfer your old files, settings, emails and any other information or setting to your new machine. This service allows you to move to a new computer with the minimum of hassle, all your old files are where they always were and you can get back to your work with the confidence that all your data is safe and where you need it to be.

With the vast array of programmes running on modern computers it is easy to forget how much work you have already put in to getting your computer to work the way you want it to, from simple browser customisations and family photos on your desktop, to more involved setups like accessing shared devices on a network and coping with huge email archives. When you get your new PC (which we are happy to advise on or supply if required) you will then have the task of configuring it to work like your old machine did. We can take the pain out of this operation and we also offer to remove any “Bloatware” which may come pre installed from your computer manufacturer. This will mean that you get a fast and efficient machine configured to your needs with no fuss.


Laptop screen replacement service

Laptop Screen Repairs Sutton Coldfield

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ASC Computer services off the best in laptop screen repairs Sutton Coldfield.

We can repair all types of screen damage, from replacing a cracked screen to fixing issues with incorrect displays or colored lines across the screen

We regularly repair all types of laptop screens from all manufacturers. Just because you have damaged your laptop screen you should not think that the only option is to buy another laptop.

There are many reasons why a laptop screen may need to be replaced:

  • Cracked or damaged screen
  • Nothing shown on screen
  • Very dim or faint image
  • Coloured lines or odd shapes on the screen
  • Images or colours distorted

Replacing the screens on most laptops is a tricky, very delicate task, but with years of experience we are able to supply and replace the screen on almost any laptop in just a few days. All we need to know is the make and model of your laptop and the exact nature of the damage, or we can come out to your home or office and diagnose the issue more accurately on site. To find out more about our laptop screen repairs just contact us. If you are able to provide us with the exact model and make of your laptop we can order a replacement laptop  screen for you and fit it at a location to suit you in under an hour. To identify your exact laptop model just look at the product sticker which is usually on the underside of the laptop – this will normally contain the model or serial number which is what we need to find an exact replacement for your laptop screen.

 


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Laptop and Computer Upgrades Sutton Coldfield

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Is your computer running slowly, windows taking a long time to load, computer unresponsive and sluggish?

Computers and laptops slow down over time because as your software updates and adds more features to your computer, it is also asking your computer to do more, with the same amount of resources.

Also as time goes on new features will come out that you may want on your current machine, wireless networking is a good example; the latest version of wireless devices are “Wireless-N”, which is considerably faster, more stable and has a wider range than the previous generation, “Wireless-G”. An upgrade to the latest wireless hardware is usually very cheap and can be hugely beneficial.

By keeping your computer well maintained (see our PC Health Check Service) you can make your computer work efficiently and minimise the negative effect of your computer slowing down, but at some point you are going to want to upgrade your computer to restore it to its original, responsive feel. There are a number of different upgrade options available to most computer users and your particular requirements will depend on what you want from your computer.

The upgrade services we offer can add any items to your laptop, desktop or home network including:

  • Memory upgrades (RAM).
  • Processor upgrades.
  • Wireless cards / adaptors.
  • Bluetooth
  • Video / sound cards
  • Batteries
  • Monitors

Upgrading your computer will also prolong its lifespan, enabling it to be a useful, usable computer for much longer.If you were considering buying a new computer why not see what kind of upgrades we could offer for your old machine to get it back to being a fast and pleasurable machine to use.

 

 


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Computer Installations

computer network installations west midlandsInstalling a new PC can be a confusing and time consuming task.

All your programmes have to be loaded, emails configured, networks added, printers, phones, ipods … the list is seemingly endless.

Whether you have purchased a computer from us or from elsewhere, we offer a complete service to get you up and running in no time. We tailor our service to your individual needs but a normal installation would involve:

  • Check your computer is correctly set up
  • Connect to the internet and any wireless networks
  • Install your printers, scanners and any other devices
  • Ensure your security software is installed and doing its job correctly
  • Remove unwanted “bloatware” (software included with your computer that you do not want on your computer, a frequent cause of computer slow downs)
  • Offer advice on free programmes that you may find helpful or beneficial
  • Transfer data from your old computer (if required)

Whatever your set up is at home or at work, from a home theatre PC connected to your HDTV, to a office environment with multiple servers and workstations, we aim to offer a complete service. To talk about your particular requirements just contact us for a free, no obligation quote.

 


PC health checks

PC Home Health Check

PC health checksOver time your computer will start to slow down and become less responsive and enjoyable to use and this is why we offer our Computer Health Checks to address some of the following complaints:

  • Windows very slow.
  • Devices will not connect.
  • Wireless problems.
  • Error messages.
  • Blue screen errors.
  • Security problems.

When you initially purchase a computer, it normally comes supplied with a few choice programs and a fresh installation of the latest operating system. Once you have owned that computer for a few years you will have applied numerous updates to the operating system, installed many new programs, added all your family photos and videos, and generally made use of the machine you bought. All of this means you are asking the same machine to do more and more operations with the same amount of resources it had initially, it is no wonder the computer seems slower than when you first bought it.

Our home PC health check service involves a thorough inspection of your computer to ensure that it is running at its most efficient. By tidying up files on your computer, removing items no longer used and helping to organise your information more efficiently we normally see a huge increase in the speed, efficiency and responsiveness of computers. Having a faster running PC is not strictly necessary for some simple computing tasks, but having a machine that is smooth and responsive enables you to enjoy using it much more.

We are able to offer any service customised to your needs, but a general heath check for your machine at your home will normally take approximately 1 hour and cost £45


Cheap Website Packages

Starter Website Package only £295 inc hosting

Cheap Website PackagesWhen first deciding to have a website the vast array of options and choices can be confusing. You have to decide on a domain name, website design, website functions, target audience, hosting packages, security, email and many more things. Our starter website package will get you up and running with a simple design and basic functions, suitable for most websites, which would include the following:

We are able to offer this service for the excellent price of just £295 inc VAT for the complete service tailored to your needs. To talk to us to discuss your requirements please contact us.


Domain Names Explained

Domain names are the addresses of your website on the Internet, having a good domain name can mean the difference between a busy, popular site and one that is not so well know or as visible in search results.

Your domain name will follow the format:

www.yourdomainname.com

Here is what each part of the domain name means:

WWW – this means World Wide Web and indicates that this is a website, you cannot change this.

YOURDOMAINNAME – this is the address of your website and will often include a descriptive element to let people know what your website is about.

COM – these were previously used as indicators of where the website is hosted i.e. .com is USA (or worldwide) and .co.uk would indicate your site is based in the UK. This is now not regarded as a indicator of location as there are many options you can choose irrelevant of location i.e. .info, .biz, .eu.

When choosing a domain name you need to decide on a few things:

Availability

There are a limited number of possible domain names and plenty of these are already in use. You cannot use the same domain name as any other website and companies called domain registrars manage this. They will often have a search bar where you can input the name of a website you are considering registering, be warned though if you have a great idea for a domain name and you constantly check if it is still available with a domain registrar, others will be able to see a lot of queries relating to your domain name and, knowing that someone wants that domain name, they may register it before you. Subsequently they may try and sell it back to you at a much higher price.  Our advise would be not to set your heart on one particular domain name but rather work out what you want your domain name to tell people and then look at lots of available options when you decide to have your website built and not before.

Content and competition

You must also decide what your domain name should contain, for example if you wanted a website for a window cleaning business you could spend a lot of money and get a domain name like www.windowcleaner.com, this would get excellent traffic to your site but that traffic would not be targeted to your needs, for example people in America may well find your site but if you only work in a 5 mile radius of London then that is not much use. Alternatively you could go for a name like www.camden-window-cleaners.co.uk, this is much more targeted and as such there will be less competition for visitors searching for ‘window cleaning camden’, or similar. Again you could choose to go for something like www.fredtheladderman.co.uk but this does not include any useful, descriptive, words and quite difficult to read and remember. Our advise would be to think like your target audience, what do they need from your site? what are they searching for to find you? If your site has wide and general interest, try and find a niche that will allow you to stand out.

Com or Co.uk?

Good question! This, again, will depend on what you offer and how you would like to be seen by your audience. For commercial sites having the slightly more expensive .com suffix will suggest that your business is global, if not in practise then in appearance anyway. Equally some domains will be more suited to a .co.uk if they wish to express to their audience that they are based in the UK. Successful sites which may have competitors looking to impersonate their site will want to have all the available suffixes for their domain name (i.e. yourdomain.com & yourdomain.co.uk & yourdomain.biz…)

Whatever your requirements we will be happy to help you choose and purchase the right domain name for your purposes.