Online Computer Tech Support

Online Computer Tech Support is available from all over the Internet. Some of it is free, and a lot of it costs. Some of it is very good, but a lot of it is poor.

The thing I always notice is how difficult most online tech support information is to understand!

Even for a seasoned IT technician, some of the tech support information on the web is hard to understand. They may as well be talking in riddles!

Therefore, this section is to help home users like you to get the most out of your computer equipment. You do this by taking care of your hardware, software, maintenance and troubleshooting needs.

The purpose of the Online Computer Tech Support section is to cut through all the complicated words so you can understand things. First time!

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Table Of Contents

  1. American Megatrends BIOS/UEFI
  2. Computer Performance
  3. Repair Your Own Computer
  4. Online Computer Tech Support Final Thoughts

American Megatrends BIOS/UEFI

The Basic Input/Output System or BIOS is a small chip found inside all computers that tells all the computer parts (Hard Disks, Memory etc.) how to operate together.

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Part 1 American Megatrends BIOS (Opens New Window) or AMIBIOS is a popular BIOS make.

In the first of a two part tutorial you learn things like how to interpret AMIBIOS fault beep codes, and understand how to use the BIOS setup utility.

Part 2 American Megatrends BIOS Update (Opens New Window) explains why updating your BIOS is a good idea, and clarifies the AMIBIOS update process, which is difficult to understand.

Modern Windows computers are now being released with the new UEFI Firmware installed. Unified Extensible Firmware Interface is a replacement for the increasingly legacy computer BIOS, or Basic Input/Output System.

The increasing need for security and computing performance in today's society drive initiatives such as UEFI Firmware (Opens New Window). Part of Apple technology for years now, we look at what UEFI offers Windows based platforms.

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Computer Performance

The Speed Up My PC tutorial shares with you some of the computer professionals secrets to improve the performance of your families computer systems.

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Image Illustrating PC Speed

We look at some of the simple things you can do such as keeping your hard disk defragemented, and some of the more complex methods such as the XPerf Performance Tracing Tool.

There really is a lot to go at here. Surprisingly simple too. Take a look.

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Repair Your Own Computer

If you feel confident enough to venture into the PC Repair Online forums, this web page tellsl you what you need to know to make the best use of your time.

Most forums adopt the same sort of format. Forum Sections, FAQs, Posts, Threads, 'Stickys' and Searching Techniques are explained here.

Now you are able to easily make your way around any computer forum and hone in on the answer to your specific problem.

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IT Technician Fixing A PC

Do It Yourself Computer Repair is at the heart of home computer support. This web page pulls together good quality links and information to help you fix PC problems yourself.

There are thousands of free software tools and utilities on the Internet. Some Free Computer Repair Software programs are a must have for maintaining your home machine. The Home Technicians Software Kit is discussed here.

I think this gives you a one stop shop for all the common tech support tools you need to undertake effective computer repair tasks. It is a good head start to becoming your own computer support technician.

There are emerging web site businesses that offer instant computer support services. For a fee, they will access your machine and resolve your technical problems right before your eyes.

Whilst I think these online tech support services have their place, there are so many things you can do yourself first, with ease, before spending your hard earned money. Click the link to read more.

The final part of this section looks at how to Learn Computer Repair skills to support your home system.

If you cannot afford to sign up for a course or buy books, hardware, learning software etc., the this web page is for you!

There are a lot of things you can do to improve your skills, such as setting up a virtual space on your current computer so you can test things without breaking anything. This is something that is easy to do. Take a look.

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Online Computer Tech Support
Final Thoughts

Online Computer Tech Support is big business. The sheer quantity of computing help on the web can be overwhelming. It needn't be!

With a few pointers from the links above, you will be more confident in applying that computer fix yourself.

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