Keep your old Win 7 Computer! The Windows 10 Upgrade is Cheaper than you Think.

Microsoft is encouraging people to buy a new computer with Windows 10, but this is completely unnecessary. Here is what Microsoft says on their website.

And the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended.

Please don’t take advice from Microsoft! Always call here (Digital Depot: 229-883-3996) first. You’ll go broke taking advice from Microsoft.

If you’re running Windows 7 or 8, we can upgrade it to Windows 10 here for just $95. This includes backing up all of your personal data, recovering activation codes for older versions of Office and other software from the registry, installing and activating Windows 10 with all of the drivers and updates and restoring your personal data. Your computer will run faster because all of the malware and bloatware will go away with the fresh install. We also avoid installing parts of Windows 10 that slow your system. An inexpensive solid-state drive will increase the speed of your old computer dramatically.

What does Microsoft want for just the software for Windows 10 Home: $139.00

for Windows 10 Professional: $199

If you have Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 Pro, you can leave here with a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro without the blinking ads for Candy Crush, Netflix, etc. for just $95. You also won’t have to contend with the manufacturer installed bloatware that you will always find on a new computer. Your computer will just work. Really, Norton Antivirus should only have one option – a big button that just says UNINSTALL.

Never throw away your Windows 7 or 8 computer! Call here first!

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.

Bitcoin Accepted

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been around for a while. It’s not accepted everywhere, but it’s really not difficult to use. Making a payment is as easy as scanning a QR code with the bitcoin wallet on your phone, selecting an amount and then pressing the send button.

Artwork by Mario Sanchez Nevada

Admittedly, it takes some time and practice to learn the ropes. I’ve discovered that I can sell my bitcoin and transfer it to Paypal in just minutes and once the dollars are in Paypal, it takes less than a minute to transfer it to a bank account where you can receive actual cash via an ATM. So, from the merchant’s perspective, it’s usually faster than a VISA transaction. As far as the initial transaction goes, Dash (another crypto currency) has an edge on speed.

Here’s an interesting tidbit. What if your cryptocurrency wallet was stored on your iPhone and your iPhone was lost in a fire with no chance of recovering the data? Would your stored money be gone forever? Certainly, the money would be lost to you if your conventional wallet filled with cash were lost, but most crypto wallets are different. In most cases, you can just enter 12 special words into a new phone and recreate your crypto wallet. Your money is safe. Just don’t lose your 12 word backup phrase.

(Note: the above is only a sample. It doesn’t restore anything.)

If you’d like to learn more about using cryptocurrencies, feel free to call anytime. If you’re dropping by, we’re open Monday through Saturday between 5PM and midnight.

A typical cryptocurrency wallet. In dollar terms, the value will change during the day. This wallet has some Ripple, Ethereum, Chainlink and some leftover change in Tezos and Xem

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.


Get $10 in free bitcoin

More Programming

composite-numbers-program.pdf

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/usr/bin/python3.7 /home/maurice/math1.py

composite, num divisors, divisors minus 1 and itself

5022 20 [2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 31, 54, 62, 81, 93, 162, 186, 279, 558, 837, 1674, 2511] 5024 12 [2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 157, 314, 628, 1256, 2512]

5025 12 [3, 5, 15, 25, 67, 75, 201, 335, 1005, 1675]

5026 8 [2, 7, 14, 359, 718, 2513]

5027 4 [11, 457]

5028 12 [2, 3, 4, 6, 12, 419, 838, 1257, 1676, 2514]

5029 4 [47, 107]

5030 8 [2, 5, 10, 503, 1006, 2515]

5031 12 [3, 9, 13, 39, 43, 117, 129, 387, 559, 1677]

5032 16 [2, 4, 8, 17, 34, 37, 68, 74, 136, 148, 296, 629, 1258, 2516]

5033 4 [7, 719]

5034 8 [2, 3, 6, 839, 1678, 2517]

5035 8 [5, 19, 53, 95, 265, 1007]

5036 6 [2, 4, 1259, 2518]

5037 8 [3, 23, 69, 73, 219, 1679]

5038 8 [2, 11, 22, 229, 458, 2519]

5040 60 [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 28, 30, 35, 36, 40, 42, 45, 48, 56, 60, 63, 70, 72, 80, 84, 90, 105, 112, 120, 126, 140, 144, 168, 180, 210, 240, 252, 280, 315, 336, 360, 420, 504, 560, 630, 720, 840, 1008, 1260, 1680, 2520]

5041 3 [71]

5042 4 [2, 2521]

5043 6 [3, 41, 123, 1681]

5044 12 [2, 4, 13, 26, 52, 97, 194, 388, 1261, 2522]

5045 4 [5, 1009]

5046 12 [2, 3, 6, 29, 58, 87, 174, 841, 1682, 2523]

5047 6 [7, 49, 103, 721]

5048 8 [2, 4, 8, 631, 1262, 2524]

5049 16 [3, 9, 11, 17, 27, 33, 51, 99, 153, 187, 297, 459, 561, 1683]

26 composite numbers were found between the numbers 5022 and 5050 inclusive. Process finished with exit code 0

If you’d like to learn about programming, configure your computer for programming in Python, FORTRAN 90 or any other languages, just call 229-883-3996 between 4PM and 1AM any day of the week.

We also have economical computers configured for programming. We’re open Monday through Saturday between 5PM and midnight.

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.