System Reinstalls, Clean-ups & Linux Mint

O.S. = Operating System i.e. Windows, MacOS or Linux.

Performance Refesh - (non Infected Devices)

Includes removal of junk / residual files, Adware & Browser toolbars & checks of system security & privacy

+ Tips on trouble avoidance £49.50

Complete Freshen-Up – A More In Depth Clean Up Job.

Includes all of the above, plus longer drive scans for infections, HDD integrity logical & structural checks.

System log analysis, checks/changes of O.S settings, App Updates, O/S Updates & privacy protection apps

Tips on trouble avoidance & data security   - £97.50

Windows Full Reinstallation or Factory Reset of O.S. – (requires licence)

Includes Updates for OS, Manufacturers Drivers & packaged Apps    £97.50

Backup of your data to external device -  +£57.50

note:- Installation of users own apps / Restore of Data /settings etc - Charged at normal rates.

Please Note - any licence keys for subscribed or purchased user apps that were added to a device post factory will need to be available before work begins as they would not be recoverable afterward.

*** Linux Mint *** The ideal alternative to Windows

Linux Mint has many advantages over Windows in terms of its overall speed & security/reliability, easy updates (you have control) and huge number of free apps in its repositories.

eg it has a full office suite built into it (Libreoffice) which can work with your existing Word/Excel/Powerpoint data files, the well proven & privacy strong,

Firefox Browser & the new version of Thunderbird email client, supports your printers/scanners and has anti-virus and firewall built in.

Other apps like Signal, Zoom, Google Chrome & many more popular apps also run on it, and it can connect to servers & NAS devices on your local network or over the web!

It can be installed on old and new PC's alike (and even onto Intel Mac's too).

It runs perfectly on older laptops, PC's & iMac's so getting rid of those isn't necessary just because Windows or MacOS makes them obsolete!

Dual Booted with Windows & Mac's so you can keep the current OS as you test Linux Mint, afterward the old OS could be removed if desired.

Mint runs many Windows programs:- Via either Wine or Virtualbox you can run Windows programs like Office, Adobe Acrobat etc!

I have used it for over 7 years and found it ideal, you could too!

Standard Installation - only Linux Mint installed includes:-

All OS  Updates, setup of any needed proprietry Device Drivers, Firewall, Anti-Virus, transferable Browser Passwords & Bookmarks, basic guidance on using Linux Mint   - £ 97.50

Installation with a Dual Booting Arrangement:-  

This includes downsizing your Windows installation.

Assumes that enough free space exists on your drive, otherwise I can upgrade it to a larger & possibly faster drive (cost not inc)   - £115.00

Extra Setup Options - such as Wine & its Windows Apps, Virtualbox etc  - charged at normal rates


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