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By rickporritt35 ·
Hi - I am a web designer struggling to earn enough at present :^( I am planning to branch out a little and offer some additional general PC services to local folk:

Repairs, upgrades, virus removal, troubleshooting, help with home networking etc.

My experience of these things is mainly just that - personal experience - I'm not from a tech background (albeit I did a night class for PC repair some time ago). I'd like to obtain a really good, really practical, really up-to-date and relevant book that covers all of the obvious topics. I'd also like to obtain a really useful set of indispensable 'utilities' on disk(s).

Can anyone recommend either?

Are there some current 'must-haves' in one neat package for PC technicians? (I have all the start-up disks and few other bits - ad-hoc). This will be a very 'low-end' operation aimed solely at household PCs as opposed to corporate networks.

Thanks in advance for all help/advice

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by CG IT In reply to

Last. Most of the home users I've visited complain about how slow their computer runs compared to when they first bought it. Usually, it's never been defragmented, they have a zillion programs running in the sys tray and most have 2 AV products running at the same time because their subscription ran out on one so they got a different one. Typically it's McAfee and Symantec. Their Symantec 1 yr subscription ran out so they went and got a free McAfee or TrendMicro product.

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by setantapc In reply to Advice / Recommendations

Just a comment about Knoppix, it's a quick "fast" way to determine ... is OS ... eg Windows pooched ?? as Knoppix boots right from CD and stays in a ramdrive. If PC booted fine from Knoppix CD and you can get on Internet etc.... the chance is REAL high hardware isn't the issue.

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