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    Yeah, maybe do defrag etc... I often prefer with slow machines to do re-installs its sometimes faster to back it up reinstall it and restore the data.. if they don't mind of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triggmiester View Post
    We do a PC Healthcheck for £39.99
    With this I run CCleaner, Malwarebytes, Super anti spyware, HIjack this, look at start up programs etc, some I can get done in an hour others take a bit longer. Also recommend memory upgrades etc using the crucial scanner
    isnt ccleaner just like a disk clean up??, why use 3 lots of scan software??
    with memory upgrade is 39.99 included in that??

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    No memory is extra, sorry should have said. I use 3 lots because I've had things picked up by 1 and not the other, it just makes sure

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    I do IT Support for family and friends, my business (Hosting etc) and my IT Technician job no rest for the wicked

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    Quote Originally Posted by triggmiester View Post
    We do a PC Healthcheck for £39.99
    With this I run CCleaner, Malwarebytes, Super anti spyware, HIjack this, look at start up programs etc, some I can get done in an hour others take a bit longer. Also recommend memory upgrades etc using the crucial scanner
    I have a 4 petabyte pc which is almost full, will that cost me £39.99?

    Okay, I did over exaggerate, but doing all those scans on a huge amount of data would take hours!


    If I do jobs, its usually for people I know and they force money onto me. I'm one of those softies that doesn't like to ask for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triggmiester View Post
    No memory is extra, sorry should have said. I use 3 lots because I've had things picked up by 1 and not the other, it just makes sure
    ok fair enough,
    i always thought that Malwarebytes was good enough to do the job without anymore??
    would you do a registry clean up or not, i know a few of us tend not to go there but in my experience has never messed up and seems to do the trick??

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    I used to do extra work but got stung by a self built and ended up losing money, I tell them to buy Dell now but I will clean a PC if I like the staff.

    Usually just get paid with beer or wine as I never liked asking for cash.

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    Yes I do a reg clean, never had any problems with it. Think I will try just Malware bytes next time and see what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeymike View Post
    does anyone do much private work outside their jobs for extra cash ie servicing peoples pc's and how much do you charge??
    I used to do a bit but gave up over the agro of tax returns but above that having spent several hours tracing and restoring a TA's home broadband problem her "in kind" gratuity to me was a packet of biscuits!

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    End of the day, most people would take to a well known computer retail store. They don't have a clue whats going on. So if it were me, I would charge somewhere around their prices. At least the 'customer' knows you and is in safe hands.

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