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Local Office Closing

Our office at 12 W Main Street in Centerburg, Ohio is closed. We will have our sign down and be out of the building by the end of September. Website hosting services will not be affected by this closure. Most business services will be suspended indefinitely as we have no availability M-F 8am -5pm. We […]

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Time to Say ‘Good-bye’ to XP

For some it is a matter of security. For others is a compatibility with new programs. Or no support from a third party vendor. Whatever your reason – the time is right to upgrade your Windows XP PCs. They are the weak link in your PC network…

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April 8th – The Windows XP Deadline

In the original cartoon Calvin never stops making snowballs – he just knows that it is to his advantage to use them after he opens his gifts. The hacker is much the same. Exploits in Windows XP are patched by Microsoft soon after they are discovered by sending you an update. This support will end […]

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Virus, Malware, and Spam Protection

Here is something you may have already known: all supported versions of Windows OS have a built-in Firewall (Windows Firewall), and AV/Spam (Windows Defender) program. For all versions of XP you will have to go to Microsoft.com and download it. If you have a router (a common household device nowadays) – it has a firewall […]

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Advantages of a True VoIP IP PBX

Discover the Advantages of a True VoIP IP PBX – 3CX Phone System 3CX Phone System for Windows is an award-winning software-based IP PBX that replaces traditional proprietary hardware PBX. It is based on the SIP standard and supports most popular SIP phones, VoIP Gateways, VoIP service providers and PSTN phone lines. It is easy […]

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Preventative Maintenance

Think about all the other things in your life that you do proactively: You change the oil in your car every 3,000 – 5,000 miles; you put new filters in your heating system at the beginning of the fall; you have an annual physical with your family doctor… Why don’t you perform preventative maintenance on […]

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Can I get my Start Menu back? PLEASE?

The most confusing part of Windows 8 happens when you: A) Are not familiar with Apps, smartphones. or tablets; B) Do not have a device with touch input; or C) You don’t have a Windows Live ID. Or any or none of the above ; ) Here is a program called Start 8 from Stardock […]

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No More Updates for Windows XP

The two most important updates Microsoft provides for WinXP are compatibility updates and security patches. Microsoft will no longer support either of these for any version of Windows XP after August 4, 2014. Why is that important? If you stick with your present software in a closed environment – the compatibility is not going to be […]

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Windows XP – Bones, is he dead?

The Problem I have just finished a recovery job.  Windows XP Home was not loading.  I am very familiar with XP so this should take maybe… 3 days?  That is not what I thought going into this job, but that is how it ended up.  The client PC was 8 years old but appeared to […]

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Why did my Firewall Block my browser?

“Firefox stopped working so I went back to Internet Explorer – at least it has internet access.  Now it doesn’t work either “ Think of your Firewall, Anti-virus, and Anti-Malware software as a hired bodyguard.  If you are going somewhere dangerous you may want to hire a bodyguard.  When you tell your guardian where you […]

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