What is a typical laptop repair?

Here’s one example. Someone brings in a reasonably modern laptop purchased from a pawn shop. It has plenty of personal data from the previous owner and needs to be wiped clean with a fresh Windows installed. It also has an unknown bios password…. and it overheats.

Step 1: Fix the overheating problem.

Step 2: Reassemble the laptop, and then remove the bios password via secret proprietary method.

Step 3: Wipe the drive, and then install and activate Windows 10. Windows 8 laptops can be upgraded to Windows 10 without making an extra purchase from Microsoft. Install all drivers and updates.

Step 4: Remove the junky advertising from the start menu and add useful freely available programs and utilities.

Total cost: $95.00 exactly

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