Moving Old Files to a New Computer

If your old computer is running slowly, it’s possible that the drive is going bad and in that case you will need to back up your files promptly before the drive crashes completely.

and yes, it can be agonizingly slow copying files from a failing drive.

Digital Depot

(229) 883-3996

open from 5pm to midnight

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The May 2019 Windows 10 Seasonal Update

The Windows 10 May 2019 update (formerly known as the April update) is here and it’s not bad. It is a little faster because they’ve improved the fix for the Spectre vulnerability. It has a “light” theme. The search function has improved in the way that it doesn’t search the internet when you just want to search your computer. It will also search the entire computer if you wish. It still has a cluttered start menu, but it is much less cluttered. This can be further refined. All in all, it’s not bad.

If you’re not running the 1903 version type winver in the search box and press [enter] or [return].

If you’re running version 1809 or earlier, you’re due for an update. If you’re running 1709 or earlier, it’s already reached end of service.

If you need any help with your Windows 10 updates, just give us a call at 229-883-3996. Digital Depot is open from 5PM to midnight every day but Sunday.

Solid State Drives are Dirt Cheap Now

I’ve got a 960GB SSD arriving on Friday (April 5) and I’m selling it for $99 to the first customer who wants one… and yes, you’ll pay more at Amazon. I’ve also got some very good deals on 250 GB and 120GB solid state drives. Lately, I’ve been replacing a bunch of bad drives with the new super fast SSDs. It’s also a great time to upgrade. That way, you have a much faster computer and you can still copy the data from your old drive. Installation cost which includes reinstalling Windows and transferring the original data or cloning the old drive is just $95.00.

Sometimes it’s the Memory

If your laptop or computer is plagued with random crashes or open windows suddenly disappearing or the entire screen goes blank when you launch a new program, your computer could have a bad memory module. It’s easily fixable and the diagnosis is free.

Digital Depot is open Monday through Saturday between 5PM and Midnight.

Give us a call at 229-883-3996. We’re also available via Facebook.

Sometimes, it’s the Capacitors

It’s possible that the old computer you’ve given up on just has some bad capacitors and there’s an easy way to tell. Just take a look at the image below and notice that the top of one of the cylinder shaped components is bulging slightly. That’s a bad capacitor and it’s replaceable. The capacitor below the coil is one that I just replaced. Notice that it’s flat on top.

You might also notice some capacitors that are leaning a bit or lifting off the motherboard. These are also potentially bad. If your computer screen is freezing or displaying weird graphics, you may have bad caps. Your computer might not even turn on. If you’d like to find out if your old computer is economically fixable, then bring it in for a free diagnosis. With some basic repairs and upgrades, your computer could be fixed and running better than ever.

Call us at (229) 883-3996

Digital Depot is open Monday through Saturday from 5PM to Midnight.