Tech DC Support

D.C. Computer Services:
- PC & Mac Computer Support
- Computer Training
- Computer Maintenance, Diagnostics, Repair, Recovery and Upgrades
- Website Development
- Network Administration
- TV / Home Theater Install
- Music Studio, Video Studio and Photo Studio Set Ups

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or call 202-709-3805 for
home and office tech support
in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland

When to Upgrade to a New Computer

Clients regularly ask me when they should upgrade their computers. Most businesses upgrade desktop computers every 4-6 years and laptops every 2-4 years. But how often should you upgrade? Here are some factors to consider:

Computer Release Cycles. It is typically best to buy a new computer model early after it is released. This […]

After Windows XP

Given that Microsoft is no longer providing security patches to Windows XP, many users have a choice on what to do with these old computers:

1) Upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Microsoft to see if your computer can run Windows 7. If it does, you can […]

Update to Paperless Office Post for OS X Mavericks

One of our most popular posts is Paperless Office in a Snap explaining how to set up automatic OCR of scanned documents.

With the release of Mac OS X Mavericks, the controls for Accessibility features have changed. Therefore Step 5 in the Paperless Office in a Snap post has changed. Instead of clicking Enable access […]

Upgrading Windows HD

I recently upgraded a client’s computer from an old spinning hard drive to an SSD (solid state drive) to make the machine much faster. A simple disk clone did not work for Windows 7 to make the disk bootable. To make Windows 7 boot properly, the SID (Security Identifier) had to be updated. This is […]

2011 Mac Mini Hard Drive Upgrade Video

We just upgraded a 2011 Apple Mac Mini to have an SSD, a second hard drive, and new RAM.

Video Also available on YouTube in High Definition or Standard Definition.

Parts List

OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive VTX3-25SAT3-120G Western Digital 1TB Blue WD10JPVT 5400RPM, 8 MB cache, […]