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11 May

Windows 10 free upgrade is coming to an end!

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Windows 10 is free for Windows 8, 8.1. and 7 - computer repair southampton

Below is our, as computer repair Southampton specialist advice on how to take advantage of Windows 10 free upgrade, before it ends. But time is running out so read below and book an appointment before you miss out on this opportunity!

It’s not too late to upgrade Windows 10

Windows 10 is approaching its end for a free upgrade, after this point in order to upgrade you will need to pay. Therefore if you have Windows 7 or 8 on your computer we recommend that you bring it into iFix Computers repair store in Southampton, to upgrade it before the 29th July 2016.

Windows 10 brought us new features and even a modern start menu, something Windows 8 lacked. The sleek design of Windows 10, makes it easy and simple to use for all different kinds of users. To install it, it involves removing all your files and data from your hard drive and starting anew. With this in mind I would recommend that you backup all of your files and then bring it into the store as this will save you money.

We are dedicated computer repair in Southampton, and understand more than most the importance of your data and files. With this in mind, once you’ve backed up your computer you will only need to pay £49 for a service called System Reset and Restore, otherwise you will also have to pay £35 for the service called Data Backup and Transfer.

Just to reiterate, I would highly recommend upgrading to Windows 10 whilst you have the chance as this will be the most up to date and secure version of Windows out there.

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07 Sep

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30 Jul

Windows 10 is here

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Microsoft’s last version of their operating system – Windows 10 is finally here. Windows 10 is arguably the best version of the operating system family, but should you upgrade for free immediately?

Windows 10 will run on almost every device

Windows 10 will run on everything from smartphones, tablets, Xbox, laptops, desktop PC’s to servers which means their removed the pain of learning different interfaces and made is simpler to use all across these devices.

The Start menu is back

Windows 10 start screen - computer repairs southampton


The Start Menu is the most obvious feature that will please Windows 7 and older operating system users. In addition to that, it combines a list of programs from the Windows 8 Metro screen. You can still use regular desktop applications – Windows 10 won’t force you changing the way you work, which is a huge step forward in Microsoft thinking.

Microsoft latest Windows 10 product comes with some pre-installed apps that are improved over Windows 8 versions. In particular: Mail, Calendar, Microsoft Photos and the PowerShell. Windows Media Center, games and gadgets from Windows 7 are gone, but Windows Media Player is still there. Free replacements for missing apps are available in the Windows Store.

Some highlights of the latest product:


  • Cortana – the personal assistant that is already been used widely by Windows Phone Users. Cortana is a digital assistant similar to Apple’s Siri and Google Now. It can remember your interests such as TV shows and sports teams, as well as previous questions. Yes, you will be able to talk to your computer in a similar way as you talk to your smartphone.
  • Windows Hello – a new sign-in system that uses face recognition but you must have an Intel RealSense-compatible camera.
  • Action Center – replaces Windows 8 Charms and from now on will provide you with notifications and quick access to common settings.
  • Groove – a music app/service that replaces Xbox Music and can import your Google Play and iTunes music libraries.
  • Edge – the new lightweight and up to date version of Internet explorer. Microsoft states it’s a completely new product and not an upgrade. Edge isn’t finished – it still doesn’t support extensions and has other missing parts in it– but it works quite well. And it’s fast.
  • Microsoft DirectX 12 – hugely important update for those hungry gamers. It looks like it even has a built-in DVR to record your gameplay.
  • Other features…



The launch is just the start. Microsoft is planning to continuously upgrade it over time and hopefully this will become a well performing product. At the moment – it looks promising but as been said before – it’s still in its early days and it’s worth waiting for a few weeks before upgrading in order to get more feedback about the product it self.

Pros: Smaller, lighter and faster than previous versions, free upgrade

Cons: Requires some relearning, some new features require new hardware, may break some applications

Please note that upgrading should take between 20-90 minutes depending on your device capabilities.

Have you tried Windows 10 before? What’s your opinion about Windows 8 and Windows 8.1? Leave a comment below!

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28 May

My computer does not need a health check – Does it? (special offer)

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computer running a bit slow - it needs a health check

In the last few years computers in the home have become nearly as common as TVs and washing machines. Working well, the improvements they can make in day to day living are astonishing. It’s possible to buy almost anything online, which is of enormous benefit not only to busy working people, but very many disabled people are now able to ‘shop’ for themselves without leaving their own living room. We can communicate easily with friends and relatives all over the world. So, can you imagine how your stress levels would rise if your computer didn’t start one morning? Suddenly you wish you’d had someone look at that error message.

Think of it like your health – make time now to prevent damage in the future. Take a few minutes each week to back up your documents to a Cloud, CD or USB stick, and think about getting a technician in every six months or at least annually to run a health check. Treat your computer to a thorough health check, and give yourself the protection of knowing you will not lose your vital information through a hardware or software problem.


For a limited time we offer a bundle of “System Health-Check” and “Virus, spyware removal and protection against threats” for only £29, saving you £39!


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What is “System Health Check & Optimisation” service?


“System health-check” is a service similar to MOT for cars, except for your computer. Our engineers follow a strict procedure in order to test the components of your computer, remove unnecessary programs, boost system performance, install updates and missing drivers, validate licenses and make sure that the system works as it is supposed to. I recommend this to be done at least once a year in order to maintain the performance of your computer.


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28 Apr

Antivirus / Internet Security Software


Bullguard Internet Security Software recommends – Antivirus / Internet Security Software

Every year, chooses an antivirus software developer to partner for the upcoming year. There are many requirements that we look at before choosing the right product for us and our customers, such as: how easy it is to use the product, how a product affects the performance of our client’s computers, how well supported and updated the software is, how well it protects from various threats, value for money and etc…

This year we have chosen to work together with BullGuard Global Internet Security Software developer.

Not sure what antivirus software to choose for the year 2016? (more…)

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