May 2019

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Tech Review

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Xtra-PC -New life for old or dead computers

In reviewing this product, it has both excellent features and maybe some not so excellent features.

When they say ‘bring new life for old or dead computers” it does exactly that! As long as your just web surfing, document editing and using a media player. It is blazing fast and easy to use (well somewhat).

 Now if you have some techy wits about you, you can do this for free. With a little YouTube surfing and a flash drive, you can create this yourself, for free.


The USB stick is simply an operating system small enough to fit on a Flash drive. This is not a Windows Operating System, it called Linux (Ubuntu – the name of the operating system). It displays a working desktop like Windows but you will have to learn a few new skills to use it.

Now, here is the thing. Your computer MUST be old or dead. When I say old, I mean before Windows 8 was released.


When your computer boots, it boots into UEDI or Legacy mode. UEDI will not allow for booting from a USB and this is a setting in the newer Windows 8 release or better. You can still set them to Legacy boot, but this goes beyond a normal user knowledge base. (again, YouTube can show you how).

As a Technician in the business for over 30 years my opinion is this:

If you need a quick fix, Xtra-PC is for you.

Otherwise, out with the old and in with the new.

Tech Corner

Microsoft ending support for Windows 7


When Windows 7 reaches end of support on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

  • Technical support for any issues

  • Software updates

  • Security updates or fixes

The best remedy will be to upgrade to Windows 10 if you have a newer pc. Otherwise you will need to upgrade or replace your computer.

Call us for questions or concerns regarding your system. We will be happy to give a provide a free consultation.

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Did you Know?

How many Smartphones would it take to get to the Moon and back? We're talking the computers inside these phones and the memory/ storage within. Smartphones can’t physically get you to the moon and back.

In the ’60s and ’70s, there were 4 computers on the Apollo Space Missions to the moon. The first one got them off the launch pad and into orbit. The second and third was Navigation software for the Moon Lander and the command module. The last, hopefully, would never be needed as it was for emergencies only.

So…How many smartphones would it take to get to the moon? Less than 1!

A smartphone has 3.5 million times more memory/storage than the computers used on the Apollo Space Missions.


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