Upgrade to Windows 10 Cheap Before Support Ends

Support for Windows 7 ends soon in January of 2020. Windows 7 will continue to work but it will no longer receive security updates from Microsoft. If you’re running Windows 7 or 8 then we can do everything for you here for just $95. All of your files will be backed up and Windows 10 will be installed with all drivers and updates. You will also receive several things that are not included in a typical Windows 10 installation.

Like the original Windows 7 games, the ability to play DVDs… as well as a nice YouTube viewer, CD burner software, LibreOffice and more. Even the clunky Windows 10 start menu with the ads for Candy Crush and Netflix is replaced with a nice clean Windows 7 style menu.

Digital Depot can be reached at 229-883-3996 24 hours a day. We are open at 104 East Century Road, Suite H in Leesburg from 5pm to midnight.

Interested in Learning to Program?

We have a number of refurbished computers specially configured for programming. It’s a great way to learn. It’s cheaper than college and yes, some of these computers are as low as $95.00 – add $22 for new Logitech keyboard & mouse. There are many monitors to choose from and there’s a bargain on the 27″ flat panels.

Note: several classic CRTs are available at zero cost.

What if you lost all of your Files?

What if your small business lost all of its computer records? It can happen in the blink of an eye. What would you do?

It’s something to think about. If you don’t have an answer, then you need a disaster plan and ideally, you should be able to restore from backups and be back up within hours. You might be surprised to find out that you don’t need a lot of expensive software. Much of it is free.

For more information, call Digital Depot at 229-883-3996.

We’re open from 5PM to midnight, but you can call as early as 4PM.

Linux has Arrived

Today I showed a customer a new computer with a professional install of Linux. It has a free Office compatible program, a huge repository of free software from which to choose, a YouTube viewer for ad free Youtube viewing, a DVD ripper and an interface far superior to Windows. It took him less than 5 minutes to decide that it was the right computer for him. It’s my choice of OS as well.

Heat Sink / Heat Pipe Problems with the HP Beats Laptops

Usually overheating problems in laptops are due to a fan failure or a layer of dust and fur blocking the airflow. However, that’s not always the case. I recently received an HP Beats laptop model 15-P030nr. It would overheat and shut down in just a couple of minutes. The fan was not only running, but it was spinning very fast. There was also plenty of airflow, so it wasn’t being blocked by dust. The air didn’t feel hot coming out of the computer, so that meant that the problem was elsewhere. In this case, it turned out to be the heat pipe.

That’s unusual, but I have seen it before. According to the online forums, this happens a lot in some of these HP Beats laptops. The same heat sink / pipe is used in the 14-P, 15-P, 17-P, 15-K, 14-V and maybe some others. Replacing it fixes the problem. If enough people have this problem, I’ll just order a bunch of them at a discount.