Compare Computers L.L.C. is a locally owned computer company in Hays, Kansas. Compare Computers has been in business since 1994, providing quality products and services at reasonable prices.
We offer new and used computers, computer repair and support, hardware and software components, and a variety of other services.
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Today Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. As of today, there will no longer be any public security updates released by Microsoft for either program. We urge customers currently running Windows XP or Microsoft Office 2003 to contact Compare Computers L.L.C. for an upgrade to a supported version or for a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
Update 1 for Windows 8.1 is now available through Windows Update on computers running Windows 8.1. This is a mandatory update that is required in order for future updates to install. Update 1 adds a number of new features to the OS and improves the usability of Windows 8.1 on devices using a keyboard and mouse. Customers needing help installing the update can contact Compare Computers L.L.C. for assistance.
On April 8th 2014, Microsoft will be ending support for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. There will no longer be any public security updates released by Microsoft for either program. We urge customers currently running Windows XP or Microsoft Office 2003 to contact Compare Computers L.L.C. for an upgrade to a supported version or for a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
Over the last six months, we have seen an increase in malware that encrypts user documents, pictures, and other files - making them inaccessible. This type of malware typically prompts customers to pay hundreds of dollars to decrypt the files within several days or the key to decrypt them will be deleted. We recommend that customers never provide credit card information to any malware program or site. Due to the encryption used, it may not be possible to decrypt the files on the hard drive - which emphasizes the importance of regular backups to external media. Be sure to also disconnect your backup device from your PC when not in use.
Windows 8.1, the free update for users of Windows 8, is now available for download from the Windows Store. Windows 8 users can download this update by launching the Windows Store App or by clicking this link on your Windows 8 device
Windows 8.1 Preview, a beta version of the update coming to Windows 8 later this year, is now available for download. Take a look at the changes coming in Windows 8.1 in the video below:
The Microsoft Security Bulletin for June 2013 is now available. Click here for more information on the security patches that will be released on June 11th: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-jun
Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 is now available for download. IE10 brings many of the features available in the Windows 8 version of the browser to Windows 7. Internet Explorer 10 is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, but will not be released for Windows Vista or Windows XP. Click on the following link to download the new version: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/download-ie
For a basic introduction to the Windows 8 Start Screen, check out our Windows 8 Start Screen Basics video below:
The free open-source office productivity suite LibreOffice 4.0 is now available. LibreOffice is a full-featured suite of programs that offers many of the same capabilities as Microsoft Office. To learn more about LibreOffice and to download the suite, visit libreoffice.org
Starting today, Microsoft Office 2013 is now available. Office 2013 offers a touch-friendly design, with built-in SkyDrive cloud storage capabilities. Office 2013 is only available for computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8. For more details, or to purchase Office 2013, contact Compare Computers L.L.C. for more information.
For a basic overview and tutorial of the Microsoft Surface RT Tablet, watch our Surface RT tutorial video below:
Windows 8 has officially hit RTM, which means the OS is now complete and is on its way to OEMs. Developers will be able to download the OS starting August 15th, with general availability for everyone starting October 26th. Contact Compare Computers L.L.C. for more information on the new OS, and for pricing and upgrade options upon release.