What we do...
North Shore PC is dedicated to bringing computers into
the home in an unobtrusive manner that allows your family to utilize the positive aspects
of technology while avoiding the dangers that arise from bringing the world into your
livingroom. Computers are everywhere. Our children need them for education, we need them for our
everyday tasks at work. There are very few areas that computers have not reached. For this
reason we strive to make technology blend in with your home, rather than take it over.
North Shore Personal Computers will
repair your computer at your home or small business or we can schedule a
pick up of your system for repair.
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We offer 24 hour emergency service
Remote Repair services
North Shore Personal Computers can connect to your
computer using secure remote control software anytime, day or night as
long as your high speed internet connection is working. Call us at
847-966-1044 and you will be told when to click the link below.
You must have a working internet
connection for the remote repair service to work.
Software installation or removal
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we help you decide what to buy
North Shore Personal Computers offers a complete shopping/consulting service and we are
happy to meet you at your home, the store of your choice or with on line orders
through any of the major manufacturers websites. We will assist you
in your purchase of any brand of computer you choose. We also help with installation, or any other aspect of your hardware/software
If you are thinking about upgrading
to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.1
Windows XP support has ended (click for more info from Microsoft)
and Windows 7 is no longer offered by Microsoft, however
you can still special order systems with windows 7 from Dell and other
manufacturers, or purchase it from a
3rd party reseller.
Windows 8/8.1 information from the Microsoft web site
To upgrade your current computer from Windows XP to
Windows 7 or 8 or 10 you will first want to check if the new Windows will run on your
current hardware. Many people have had to replace printers and other
hardware due to the additional hardware requirements needed by Windows
7 and 8 and 10. You will also have to backup
all files and find your program CD's because Windows 7, 8 and 10 will require you
to do a clean install that will remove all files on your old computer.
To upgrade from Windows Vista you do not have to do a clean install.
Windows 7 or 8 will upgrade Windows Vista systems, but it is often better to
do a clean install to avoid unforeseen problems left over from Vista.
Download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to check
Click below to download it directly from the Microsoft
10 is the current Microsoft operating system. You can get a free copy from Microsoft
if you are already running windows 7 or 8.
Before loading a new operating system be sure you have a complete backup
of all your important files. Many upgrades will format your hard disk and
all current data on the drive will be lost. Do your research before you
attempt to upgrade your OS!
If you would like to run the Windows 8/8.1 upgrade
advisor click this link to the Microsoft web page and look for the link to
download the advisor.
If you are thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 be
sure to check with your computer manufacturer before starting the upgrade!
The get the Windows 10 app will
show as a icon in your system tray if you are running Windows 7 or 8. It
is the tool that will allow you to check for compatibility issues with your PC
before you upgrade to Windows 10. It will let you know if your connected devices and installed programs
will continue to work. This app can help you determine if you can upgrade
to Windows 10. It is higly advised you run this app before you upgrade.
Even if the app finds no problems, be sure to backup your data and check
with the manufacturer of your computer. Many Sony, HP, Dell and other
brands will not be able to upgrade to Windows 10 due to different hardware
or lack of drivers. Check for your model on the website to see if it has
been tested with Windows 10. Many
people have had to go back to the old OS after failed Windows 10 upgrades
or other issues after upgrading to Windows 10.
Microsoft gives you 30 days to go back to your old OS, but many people
have reported problems and had to reinstall the old OS from scratch.
If you do not see the
icon be sure your system has all current Microsoft updates installed.
There is no need to rush and install windows 10. You have until July
of 2016 to get your free upgrade.
Some people may find they should
not upgrade. Many Sony Vaio system should not be upgraded to Windows 10.
Sony web site to see if your model can be upgraded.
share a broadband connection to all your computers
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NSPC offers several networking solutions.
Wireless networks have become very popular in the last several years due to major
advances in wireless technology. Many manufacturers offer high speed networking equipment
that is both affordable and secure. The home user, as well as small business
users can share a high speed internet connection or share files with each of the
computers on the network, all without the expense and damage associated with
running wires. The equipment needed varies with the individual network and
type of internet connection, but the basic building blocks of any wireless network are
the modem, wireless router, and wireless network
interface cards (nic) for each computer on the wireless network. Many new laptop
computers have these built in.
Wired networks are the traditional way to interconnect computers. They offer
an affordable, secure method to connect as many computers as you like. Wired
networks consist of a of a router or hub, network interface card for each
computer, and the cable to connect them. Wired networking is still the choice
for networks where security is an issue or where all the computers are either in
the same room or are close to each other. We will be happy to assist you
in your purchase, installation, or any other aspect of your hardware/software
Most existing networks can incorporate wireless technology without completely
rebuilding the network. As new computers are added no new wiring is needed, and
because they are wireless they can be moved at will. This is the perfect
solution for people who are adding a laptop and would like the added versatility
of a wireless network without disturbing the existing infrastructure.
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for business and personal safety
Security information from the FTC and other sources
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Learning about your Computer
To help you get the most from your computer North Shore
Personal Computers offers private and
group tutorial for Windows XP®, Vista®, Windows 7®, 8 and the Internet. We can help you
understand the file system of your computer, how software runs, as well as the nuts and
bolts of the system hardware itself. Feel free to Check out our generic computer manual by clicking
on the "Manual" button at the top of the page.
Learn to create a basic Web Page of your own!
If you are interested in creating your own basic site on the web, or just
understanding what makes the web tick, NSPC can help you. We offer instruction on
basic web page
development and HTML, the language used to create web sites. Feel free to click
here to view working samples of our sites. You can use the back
button on your browser to return to this page.
Hard disk data backup is a must for all computer owners. Statistics show
that most hard disks represent an average of 3,000 hours of work. A "crash" can be caused by software failure, mechanical
failure, an electrical spike or brownout, fire, water, coffee, or even dust and smoke
particles. Partial hard disk failure is also common. Sectors of a disk can lose magnetic
retentiveness, resulting in loss of data or corrupt files. The data, and your investment
of both time and effort, should be protected from loss. NSPC recommends all systems,
including those used for games be backed up. NSPC will be happy to install an easy to use
automated backup system.
Take care with your data
If you are local to us North Shore PC will be happy
to pick up your old working computer for donation to the Chicago Public
School system or a needy group or
individual. Working systems with a Pentium 4 or faster speed will be cleaned
of all data or personal information and
donated to those in need.
We can wipe or physically destroy your hard drive
depending on your need.
Test your internet speed
If you would like to see how fast your internet connection
is while connecting to different locations across the nation then click on the
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(mastermind)" was disabled we no longer received the error when
accessing AOL web mail.
Where you can find us
North Shore Personal Computers is located in Morton Grove IL.
We service the northern suburbs of Chicago. You can E-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
by clicking on this mail link, or you can call us direct at (847)966-1044.
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of operation are 7:00am to 7:00pm.
24 hour emergency service
North Shore Personal Computers uses secure remote
control software Citrix to connect to your computer. If your internet
connection is working, in as little as 2 minutes we can connect to your
computer and start making repairs. Drivers can be updated, lost files
can be found or viruses can be cleaned. We can even install software and
antispyware tools. Just give us a call at 847-966-1044 and go to
using your browser. Enter your name and we will give you a support key
to start the session and walk you through the connection process.
Don't forget to back up
the data on your hard disk. You
never know how much you need it until it's gone!
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