Everything You Wanted to Know About Hard Disk Drives

What does a hard drive do? Information storage is the hard drive’s main responsibility. Think the electronic version of the old office filing cabinet. Everything you keep on your computer is on a hard drive. Not just documents, emails, contacts, favorites pictures, music and videos. Your programs, your preferences, your printers, your settings, even your…

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Why do computers slow down?

Why do computers slow down?

Why do computers slow down? A question that we get asked all the time here at PC Pitstop is why computers get slower over time. This can start to happen within a year after you get a new PC, but usually, it happens in just a few short months.   Since we all use our…

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Windows Product Lifecycle - End of Life Support Dates

Windows Product Lifecycle - End of Life Support Dates

Courtesy of Microsoft Corp Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. End of Support End of Support refers to…

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PC Pitstop Has Moved to our Bigger and Brighter Location!

PC Pitstop Has Moved to our Bigger and Brighter Location!

PC Pitstop has outgrown another location! So we packed up everything and moved just 400 Meters around the corner from our old store to our brand new location at 2/10 Bellbowrie Street Port Macquarie. We needed more room – twice as much in fact and our lovely customers needed more room to park – the…

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Why We Think Norton Internet Security is the Best Virus Protection for Everyday Users

Why We Think Norton Internet Security is the Best Virus Protection for Everyday Users

Why We Think Norton Internet Security is the Best Virus Protection for Everyday Users We use and recommend the latest version of Norton Internet Security on a regular basis and it’s the only virus protection software we sell instore. Why? If you’re looking for a traditional security suite, with essential features like antivirus, firewall, antispam,…

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Funny Computer Memes & What They're Trying to Tell You

Funny Computer Memes & What They're Trying to Tell You

Funny Computer Memes & What They’re Trying to Tell You First up. What is a meme? meme miːm/ noun   1. an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means. 2. an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that…

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Keyboard Shortcuts for the Modern User

Keyboard Shortcuts for the Modern User

Keyboard Shortcuts for the Modern User   Want more?  

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The Best Basics in the Hastings :: PC Pitstop Computer  & iDevice Repairs

The Best Basics in the Hastings :: PC Pitstop Computer & iDevice Repairs

    Smart Device Repairs Dropped or damaged yoursmart device – iPhone, iPador Samsung Device? Most repairs same day!Get a quote >>   |   Learn More >>      Workshop Repairs We locate the issues & determine the best wayto fix them. Most repairscompleted within 24 hours  Get a quote >>   |   Learn More >>      …

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PC Pitstop Speciality Lessons

PC Pitstop Speciality Lessons

PC Pitstop Speciality Lessons Stop banging your head on the desk trying to figure that pesky computer problem and ask for a Speciality Lesson from your PC Pitstop Trained Technician. These 1hr in-store, one-on-one lessons can cover many topics that may be troubling you, such as: Basic Computer Use – start-up, shut-down, navigation, etc. Internet…

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Learn the Lingo :: Computing Acronyms

Learn the Lingo :: Computing Acronyms

Learn the Lingo :: Computing Acronyms i3, i5, i7: Newer types of Intel Processors, i5 is Dual Core, i7 is Quad Core ADSL: Home broadband through the phone line, currently the fastest way to access the internet ADSL2+: A faster version of ADSL AGP: Accelerated Graphics Port, connection on older motherboards for graphics cards Blu…

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The Benefits of Onsite Computer Help & When it's Most Suitable

The Benefits of Onsite Computer Help & When it's Most Suitable

Benefits of Onsite Service Onsite computer support is a premium service that gives you access to PC Pitstop Trained Technicians in your home or workplace. Many businesses only discover the real value of onsite computer support after they have experienced a major IT breakdown or disaster. However, more often than not, these IT issues can…

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So good I had to share :: 10 Ways to be Computer Literate

So good I had to share :: 10 Ways to be Computer Literate

So good I had to share :: 10 Ways to be Computer Literate So Justin James from TechRepublic says there are 10 Things you Have to Know to be Computer Literate. Of course there is so much to know and it depends on what your use of the computer is actually for that determines your…

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