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Computer/ Internet News & Tips
July 2016
This Month: 
  • 42-second video about tech support scams will save you undue stress and hundreds of $$$
  • Our Final Windows 10 Free Upgrade advice
  • Microsoft makes it easier to decline Windows 10 after being ordered to pay $10K to plaintiff whose computer was messed up by automatic upgrade
  • All about cookies and online tracking
  • Receive $20 for referring Computer Techs to others
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Our final Windows 10 Free Upgrade advice

The end of July will mark one year since Windows 10 was released as a free update/upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Our advice: We don't recommend updating from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The look and operation of Windows 10 is dramatically different and can be confusing for some computer users. Also some programs and devices may no longer work after Windows 10 is installed.

If your computer currently has Windows 8.1 and you are happy with the look and operation of your computer - we don't recommend accepting the free offer to upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 8.1 is scheduled to be supported by Microsoft until 2023. However if you are a person who wants the "latest and greatest" and don't mind troubleshooting potential problems with operating system upgrades, then you can accept the Windows 10 upgrade. If after upgrading you decide that you don't like or want Windows 10, there is a 30-day rollback feature that can revert your computer back to the previous operating system. 

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Microsoft makes it easier to decline Windows 10 after being oredered to pay $10,000 to plaintiff whose computer was messed up by automatic update

Microsoft makes it easier to decline Windows 10 after being ordered to pay $10,000 to plaintiff whose computer was messed up by automatic update. Click here to read the article.


All about cookies and online tracking
Have you been Wondering why you keep getting online ads targeted to you? Then, check out the  FTC’s updated guidance on online tracking . It describes different methods of tracking, how they work, and how you can control them.
Don't call any number that pops up on your screen -
it's a scam!

Month after month we continue to receive lots of calls about warning messages popping up on the screen alerting the user to call a phone number to fix a problem with the computer. In every instance these are fake - scams solely crafted to scare people into calling the number and persuade them into paying to "fix" computer problems that don't really exist. Please read the articles below so that you'll be familiar with these widespread scams and won't become a victim.

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Receive $20 for referring Computer Techs to others

If you're happy with our service, please consider recommending Computer Techs to a friend or relative. If we service their computer, you get $20 Off your next service call

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