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Wednesday, 24 February 2021  |  Admin

When we hear the word “refurbished”, we often associate it with “used” and “questionable quality”. However, today’s refurbished items can give you an impressive value for the money. Electronics don’t have moving parts and as long as they are kept cool and clean, computer parts often last a long time. This can make buying a refurbished computer over a new one a good idea.

Friday, 16 October 2020  |  Admin

If your computer is running rather sluggish, for example, slow at booting up, programs taking too long to execute or in the worst-case scenario it does not boot up at all, this does not always indicate a hardware issue. On most occasions the issue is software related caused but not limited to the following:

- Failed Windows Update

- An incompatible hardware driver

- A recent hardware change

- Incompatible Software

- User error (for example not shutting down the PC correctly)

Friday, 16 October 2020  |  Admin

If you have performed a reinstallation or reset of Windows 10 then you may find you have some missing hardware drivers, for example, your graphic card or chipset.

Saturday, 10 October 2020  |  Admin

Having a dual monitor setup (2x monitors) is a great way of increasing productivity and making normal day-to-day tasks on your computer much easier.

Friday, 2 October 2020  |  Admin

Refurbished Computers and Laptops Buying Guide

Here at Microchoice, we understand that choosing the right PC for you can be tricky - especially when you're not sure what all the jargon means! What's the difference between memory and hard drive? Which numbers should I be looking at? We are here to provide the ultimate guide on choosing your PC, and set straight all of the common mistakes and mix-ups people have when looking into the technical side of things.

Thursday, 1 October 2020  |  Admin

Check out our YouTube Video below showing how to remove or add a hard drive to a Dell Optiplex Tower.

Thursday, 1 October 2020  |  Admin

You may get an error message on your screen if you have connected the monitor to the wrong port on the computer or you may even get no display at all.

Please ensure you have connected the monitor to the VGA port on the dedicated graphics card and not the onboard VGA.
Thursday, 1 October 2020  |  Admin

If you are having difficulty connecting to a wireless network, there are 3 main steps any experienced tech would do before advanced troubleshooting.

These steps are -

  1. Check that the wireless adapter on the machine is switched on.
  2. Ensure that you are typing in the correct password for that network.
  3. Confirm that the wireless network is broadcasting.
Thursday, 1 October 2020  |  Admin
 

Occasionally Windows 10 may run into a problem and present you with the following screen -

 

This can be caused by a number of problems including -

  • Virus/Malware infection
  • A failed Windows Update
  • An incompatible Hardware/Software change
  • Accidental deletion of a critical system file