Format & Re-install the Windows Operating System
Do you have a computer that needs the operating system reloaded or want to upgrade the operating system on your existing computer? Our one-price-fits-all service covers the installation of all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows XP to Windows 8. This service does not cover server computers with server operating systems.
|Available every day. Includes labor to install Microsoft Windows Operating System on 1 computer.||Call to schedule. Includes labor to install Microsoft Windows Operating System on 1 computer.|
|Install Microsoft Windows Operating System.|
|Install latest drivers for your computer manufacturer’s hardware.|
|Install critical Windows and software updates.|
|Install a basic package of internet-necessary programs like Adobe Flash and Sun Java that help you get online quickly and without issue.|
The operating system on your computer may need to be reloaded due to a virus that has destroyed Windows ability to function, a piece of software that has tampered with your Windows
Will I lose all my personal data?
No! Installing or upgrading an operating system does not have to wipe out your data. If you want us to back up and restore all of your data before installing or re-installing an operating system, please talk to a Chip & Bytes technician.
What if I do not have my Windows Operating System Discs?
The original disc from your manufacturer is virtually identical to the disc provided by Microsoft for each version of Microsoft Windows, but with the exception of manufacturer-provided software. This software is available from your manufacturer’s website after the operating system is re-installed.
What we do need is the Operating System product key located on your computer. This product key will be inputted at the time of installation, and allow the version of Microsoft Windows your computer originally came with to activate with Microsoft.
Don’t forget, we are also right on the border of Carlsbad and Oceanside residents, and frequently run specials on this computer repair service at the Oceanside Farmer’s Market! We also service the Escondido area of North County from our San Marcos, CA location!
Can I upgrade to a newer version of Microsoft Windows?
That depends on your current version of Windows, and what your goals are. Microsoft Windows XP cannot be directly upgraded to Microsoft Windows 7. In these scenarios it is best to first save your files, and then install Windows 7 to take advantage of all of its great features. Windows Vista, on the other hand, can be upgraded to Windows 7.
Any and all questions related to upgrading your Operating System can be quickly answered by talking to a qualified Chip & Bytes technician.
Will my computer run a newer version of Microsoft Windows that it originally came with?
The answer is almost always yes. Unlike Apple’s OSX operating system – Microsoft’s Windows 7 and upcoming Windows 8 operating systems are designed to be backward compatible with nearly all PC computers (within reason). If you have a question about running Microsoft Windows on a specific laptop or desktop computer, our famous Free Diagnostic can help answer that question.
Upgrading or Changing Operating Systems
If you have an older computer running Windows XP, or you just aren’t happy with Windows Vista – let us know. We would be happy to help you upgrade or change your existing Windows Operating System.