Author Archives: mclark

About mclark

20 years, Computer Engineer. Bsc Hons Computer Science, Durham Uni.

Laptop slow? We can speed it up, solid state drive installation

Most new laptop prices seem to have gone through the roof.  It seems to be related to Brexit and Covid.  It’s a bitter pill to pay, but there is an alternative solution. Your current laptop may last 2 more years … Continue reading

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MESH WiFi Installation Bristol

We’re installing 2 or 3 WiFi Mesh installations a week here at Bristol Computer Support. Clients previously had powerline devices, cables everywhere and randem access points placed around their houses and businesses.  With MESH, we taking all that away, replacing … Continue reading

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WiFi for home, advanced home or business

We offer various types of WiFi system… A simple system of powerline and access point to extend your WiFi and take the load off of your main router.  Very low cost, but effective.  Downside is very few if any logs, … Continue reading

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Some General Security Information

Activate Two-Factor Authentication Adding two-factor authentication to your email, file storage, and social media accounts is the most important step you can take to secure your information and it’s really simple to set up. Your campaign will tell you which … Continue reading

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Intel i3 Generation 8 Based PCs, towers and desktops.

Bristol Computer Support are now building custom PCs based on the new Generation 8 i3 CPUs.  The main differences are that the CPU is Quad core, rather than dual core as it was in the Generation 7 range, plus the … Continue reading

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MacBook Pro 2012 Hard Drive Failure

MacBook Pro Repairs… We’ve just completed a nice repair to a student’s MacBook Pro.  It was a 2012 version, and it had a 500Gb Hard Drive failure.  It would not boot up at all.  So we supplied a low cost … Continue reading

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CC TV Installation

We now offer a CCTV installation service.  We use only IP cameras and a central recording device, view-able from your phones/tablets/PC or Macs, either in the house, or when you are away.  Typical prices start from £350 for the hardware … Continue reading

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Scams, Cons and Spam

Scammers use email (spam), web pages, texts and phone calls Never trust anything that anyone sends or tells you over the phone Contact the company direct using contact details “not from the potential scammer” Login direct to the service in … Continue reading

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Did you upgrade to Windows 10?

Many of my clients took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10.  The problem is no-one seems to have created any “backup” media to help reinstall the PC if/when the hard drive fails or Windows needs to be reinstalled. … Continue reading

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Why not have Two Screens Setup?

Why not let Bristol Computer Support set you up with 2 screens?  Most PCs already have the capability, and even if your PC does not – a cheap addon graphics card will resolve that problem! (1)  It’s low cost, a … Continue reading

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