Tech Services #3 Setup Service

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Tech Services #3 Setup Service

Con­tin­u­ing my posts on the tech ser­vices I offer. This page will be per­ma­nently linked at the tech ser­vices link to the right.

The setup ser­vice is used to get a new com­puter started on the right foot, here are the details.…

So you have a new sys­tem, maybe the grand­chil­dren picked it up for you or you finally decided to give Vista a try. Did you buy a sys­tem for your par­ents or grand­par­ents and they need help get­ting it started? Let DaT­e­chGuy help you get it all set up.

What I will do:

  • I will take con­trol of your system
  • I will clean out temp files
  • I will increase your vir­tual memory
  • I will install an anti-​virus if you already have one or install a free one if you don’t
  • I will tweak your Inter­net Explorer for bet­ter pro­tec­tion and efficiency
  • I will run sys­tem updates
  • I will INFORM you if I see signs of a virus’ or spy­ware on your system
  • I will if nec­es­sary install a sec­ondary browser
  • I will con­fig­ure your e-​mail program
  • I will if you pro­vide the dvd’s cre­ate the recov­ery dvd’s for your sys­tem if it has that option
  • I will install up to two other pro­grams for you if you have the disks for them
  • I will on request down­load a word proces­sor for you.
  • I will setup mul­ti­ple accounts and parental pro­tec­tion at your request
  • If you have already backed up files from an old sys­tem to a hard drive or thumb drive I will move the files to the new system
  • I will attempt to install a local usb printer and will set it up for shar­ing if you wish

What I won’t do:

* I won’t clean your sys­tem of virus’ I have a dif­fer­ent ser­vice for that
* I won’t backup your sys­tem with this ser­vice.
* I won’t install ser­vice Packs.
* I won’t net­work your sys­tem (I will shortly offer a sep­a­rate net­work ser­vice)
* I won’t install print­ers or faxes on a network


If you sys­tem meets the fol­low­ing min­i­mums then I can help you if it does not then I can’t.

A high speed inter­net con­nect (DSL or bet­ter) that is working

A Microsoft based com­puter run­ning win­dows Vista


Who is DaT­e­chGuy and why should I give him my money or let him in my system?

A am a com­puter tech­ni­cian from cen­tral Mass­a­chu­setts. I’ve been doing work­ing with com­put­ers since pro­gram­ming or sup­port for 20 years. I was one of the orig­i­nal (took the first call) techs at a com­pany called HiWired , which did tech sup­port for Ctrl-​Center, Com­cast and sev­eral other com­pa­nies. In Novem­ber 2008 we were all let go so I’m strik­ing out on my own for now.

How are you going to con­nect to my system?

I will be using a piece of licensed soft­ware called Log­MeIn Res­cue to allow the con­nec­tion between our sys­tems. Your key­board and mouse will become my key­board and mouse and I will do the work as if I was in front of your PC?

How will we start the ini­tial connection?

After receiv­ing pay­ment I will con­tact you to arrange a time to start the con­nec­tion via either a code or an e-​mail.

What if I can’t get my sys­tem con­nected to yours?

If I can’t estab­lish the con­nec­tion then I’ll refund you

How long will it take?

It depends on the ser­vices you want. If I just do the basic stuff likely under an hour if I setup mul­ti­ple accounts a printer and move files for you maybe 23 hours.

What if I lose my connection?

The sys­tem should re-​connect auto­mat­i­cally if it doesn’t after a period of time I’ll give you a call or e-​mail to arrange to re-​connect.

How will I know when you are done?

I will leave a note on your sys­tem or send you an e-​mail to that effect.

Do I need to be in front of my sys­tem the whole time?

Nope but you are wel­come to watch.

What do you mean by “free anti virus”?

Sev­eral com­pa­nies offer a “home” ver­sion of anti-​virus free to the gen­eral pub­lic, they have less fea­tures than the full blown ones but will do the trick. If you don’t have one of your own that is what goes on.

Does hav­ing an anti-​virus mean I won’t get a virus?

Good thing I was not drink­ing when you asked. Absolutely not, risky user behav­ior, teenagers, and fraud are the pri­mary causes of infection.

Hey I’m think­ing of buy­ing a PC for my mother or grand­mother, can I buy this as a gift?

Sure, con­tact me and we will setup the details.

What if I have any ques­tions that you haven’t answered here?

Con­tact me.

Can i use my com­puter while You’re work­ing on it?

Nope.

Continuing my posts on the tech services I offer. This page will be permanently linked at the tech services link to the right.

The setup service is used to get a new computer started on the right foot, here are the details….

So you have a new system, maybe the grandchildren picked it up for you or you finally decided to give Vista a try. Did you buy a system for your parents or grandparents and they need help getting it started? Let DaTechGuy help you get it all set up.

What I will do:

  • I will take control of your system
  • I will clean out temp files
  • I will increase your virtual memory
  • I will install an anti-virus if you already have one or install a free one if you don’t
  • I will tweak your Internet Explorer for better protection and efficiency
  • I will run system updates
  • I will INFORM you if I see signs of a virus’ or spyware on your system
  • I will if necessary install a secondary browser
  • I will configure your e-mail program
  • I will if you provide the dvd’s create the recovery dvd’s for your system if it has that option
  • I will install up to two other programs for you if you have the disks for them
  • I will on request download a word processor for you.
  • I will setup multiple accounts and parental protection at your request
  • If you have already backed up files from an old system to a hard drive or thumb drive I will move the files to the new system
  • I will attempt to install a local usb printer and will set it up for sharing if you wish

What I won’t do:

* I won’t clean your system of virus’ I have a different service for that
* I won’t backup your system with this service.
* I won’t install service Packs.
* I won’t network your system (I will shortly offer a separate network service)
* I won’t install printers or faxes on a network


If you system meets the following minimums then I can help you if it does not then I can’t.

A high speed internet connect (DSL or better) that is working

A Microsoft based computer running windows Vista


Who is DaTechGuy and why should I give him my money or let him in my system?

A am a computer technician from central Massachusetts. I’ve been doing working with computers since programming or support for 20 years. I was one of the original (took the first call) techs at a company called HiWired , which did tech support for Ctrl-Center, Comcast and several other companies. In November 2008 we were all let go so I’m striking out on my own for now.

How are you going to connect to my system?

I will be using a piece of licensed software called LogMeIn Rescue to allow the connection between our systems. Your keyboard and mouse will become my keyboard and mouse and I will do the work as if I was in front of your PC?

How will we start the initial connection?

After receiving payment I will contact you to arrange a time to start the connection via either a code or an e-mail.

What if I can’t get my system connected to yours?

If I can’t establish the connection then I’ll refund you

How long will it take?

It depends on the services you want. If I just do the basic stuff likely under an hour if I setup multiple accounts a printer and move files for you maybe 2-3 hours.

What if I lose my connection?

The system should re-connect automatically if it doesn’t after a period of time I’ll give you a call or e-mail to arrange to re-connect.

How will I know when you are done?

I will leave a note on your system or send you an e-mail to that effect.

Do I need to be in front of my system the whole time?

Nope but you are welcome to watch.

What do you mean by “free anti virus“?

Several companies offer a “home” version of anti-virus free to the general public, they have less features than the full blown ones but will do the trick. If you don’t have one of your own that is what goes on.

Does having an anti-virus mean I won’t get a virus?

Good thing I was not drinking when you asked. Absolutely not, risky user behavior, teenagers, and fraud are the primary causes of infection.

Hey I’m thinking of buying a PC for my mother or grandmother, can I buy this as a gift?

Sure, contact me and we will setup the details.

What if I have any questions that you haven’t answered here?

Contact me.

Can i use my computer while You’re working on it?

Nope.