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Welcome To Abax Communications Group, Specializing in Home & Business Computer Solutions
525 Denison Street, Unit #3, Markham Ontario L3R 1B8

by telephone: 905-940-9722
by fax: 905-940-0690
by email: info@abaxcom.com


Thinking about Upgrading your system? Here is what you need to know...

Although computers have become much more affordable as technology has advanced, not everyone is ready to purchase a new computer. Moving important data, learning new software, and possible software compatibility issues can be intimidating.

Upgrading your system may give you an opportunity to max out your investment.

One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to upgrade your system is to increase the RAM. Most older systems will be 32 bit and can handle a maximum of up to 4GB of RAM.

Additional data storage can usually be easily accommodated by most computers, via additional internal hard drive storage, or via external options.

Another relatively easy upgrade is to invest in a more powerful video card. Older systems will be constrained to AGP graphics; newer systems relying on the PCIE architecture.

 
Computer Bogged down? Tons of Popups?

You could potentially have viruses or spyware/adware. We all know the dangers of viruses; however, spyware/adware  is getting to be very insidious. There are various ways you can get infected, but if you are getting many popup advertisements or your system is taking a long time to boot, i'd suggest running some of these free for home use utilities.

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Spybot Search and Destroy
CCleaner


Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 was released early this year. The requirements to run Windows 7 are similar to what was required for Vista. Foremost, you will need a good quality video card, a dual core cpu and lots of ram (2-4GB strongly suggested). Windows 7 -can- run with less, but it may try your patience!

There are several versions to choose from for the average user, each one in 32bit or 64bit. 64bit users will be able to take advantage of additional RAM for greater performance.

7 Home Premium: Is designed for the home user, with features such as Windows Media Center, Windows Aero and multi-touch support.
 
7 Professional: Includes all the features of Home Premium, but adds the capability to join a work domain.

7 Ultimate: Also includes  BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIX application support.

More detailed information can be found on the Microsoft Website.

Of course, moving to a new operating system has both it's shares of ups and downs. Some of your old software will not necessarily be Windows 7 friendly.


Which version of Microsoft Office is for me?
There are several different versions of Microsoft Office 2010 to meet your needs:
Home And Student includes , Word, Excel, and  PowerPoint.
Home And Business  includes Outlook as well.
Professional  also includes Access and Publisher

More detailed information can be found on the
Microsoft Website.
 

Top Free Software (For Home Users)
Open Office Great Alternative To Microsoft Word
Opera Web Browser Includes Tabbed Browsing
Firefox Web Browser Another Great Internet Utility
Lavasoft Ad Aware Spyware/Adware Program
AVG Antivirus Free Antivirus
CCleaner
Removes Temporary Files

 



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