Learn how to get the most
out of your computer.
Thor Tech Support can give
various computer programs (basics and advanced), from operating
systems (Windows), to office suite programs, graphics programs,
Internet programs, how to schedule backups, use electronic devices
(like digital cameras, recorders) that plug into your computer, show you
Tech Support can help you determine exactly what you need, the best you
can get for the price you can afford, find
where to get the
component for a low price, and install it. Installation
includes installing the component, and, if necessary, updating and
configuring the software driver.
new computer can be a daunting task unless you keep up to date on the
latest technology and the latest prices at the stores. The price range
on an equivalent system can be quite large from store to store. There
is also a
large variety in the quality of the components that go into a
computer system. If you go out to the nearest big computer
store, you could end up paying hundreds of dollars more for a system
than you would at another store somewhere else in the city. You could
also end up getting a lot of parts that are beyond your needs, or, on
the other hand, you could end up getting some inferior components
that you'll end up having to replace soon after the purchase.
How do you decide what to
get? If you leave it up
to the store clerk, you could end up getting a system that
satisfies the clerk's commission instead of your needs and budget.
This is where Thor Tech
Support can help. We find
out what you need, and then find the best deal that meets your needs.
You then make the purchase knowing you are getting what you want for a
First, we interview you to find out exactly
what you need your computer to do (now, as well as in the near future).
2. Research and Quote
this information, we can determine the minimum components you will
need. Then, we research and
investigate systems and
components at stores that have good prices and stores that have the
components and systems that fit your needs. When the right system at
the right price is found, you get a quote on the system.
Once satisfied with the
quote, TTS will order the
system for you at the store and let you know when it will be ready for
Why Get A System Through Thor Tech Support Instead of a Brand Name System?
- A Thor Tech Support built system is generally lower priced than a relative brand-name system.
Tech Support built systems have all around higher-quality components
(which means they will last longer and there is less need for repairs).
Tech Support built systems use standard components, so it is easier to
upgrade components and to get replacement parts. Brand name systems are
often built with custom components so it is much more expensive
and more difficult to get the replacement/upgrade components (after
your warranty runs out).
- Thor Tech Support built systems are
built with upgrading in mind, so it is easier to add new components to
boost your performance in the future.
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We can custom build a system for
you to exactly suit your needs, ensuring quality assembly, and at the
you want more in a system than what the stores can offer, especially if
you want a very powerful machine. Stores
don't always offer the best all-round systems. And, although
they do offer to custom build systems, they have limitations on what
you can exchange in terms of parts in each system. Also, assembly done
at the store is not always of the highest standards. Sometimes
components are loose or something is not connected for optimum
performance. By getting Thor
Tech Support to custom build a system, you will get the system you
properly, for the best price.
highest quality components through and through, TTS can custom build a
system for you. It might be a little more expensive than the best
closest deal you can get from a store system, but you will get a higher
quality and longer-lasting system. You can chose individual components
that will stay current longer and perform better overall. And with TTS
assembling the components and building the system, proper quality
assembly is also assured.
finds the individual
components at the best prices
and puts the system together. You can pick up the components we've
found, or get us to pick them up for you – you get the
and the parts & labour warranties either way.
If most of the components are coming from one store, often the store
will assembly those parts for free. TTS will inspect the
and install the rest of the parts in the system.
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Have your computer hooked up and have the
operating system installed and configured the way you want it.
Tech Support can plug in the peripheral components and arrange your
computer where and how you
want it so you don't have to worry about figuring out how to hook it up.
If the operating system has not been installed, TTS can install and
update and configure it for you.
If you have other software to install, TTS can
install and configure this too.
also recommend software that would best suit your
needs. There are more choices than ever today, including an
ever-growing number of open-source freeware programs. Many of these
programs are quite
competitive when compared
to similar commercial software today. Also, see the Tips
page of this site for some
can configure your computer hardware and software to work the way you
want it to, and configure the settings to remove annoyances.
Default settings for most programs are
not always configured in a very useful way. Many people lose time every
day due to the annoying default settings. But it doesn't have to be
way. Thor Tech Support can configure your software settings to suit your needs (not to
what the software makers think your needs are).
New Computer Issues
computers often come with software installed, but they leave it up
to you to configure the settings for the operating system and the other
programs. And, new computers also often come with a lot of
advertising-related software pre-installed that clutters up your
computer and can
become an annoyance. TTS can remove the useless software and configure
the programs and operating system settings to suit you.
There are a
number of issues to be considered with a new computer:
The computer came with some
software, but will these programs fit your needs? Are there
other programs you might want to use?
What should you get and how do you set it up?
you chosen an Internet
(ISP)? How do you chose one? There are many wrong choices and few
your system fully and
properly secured against
the risks and threats it can come up against on the Internet and from
discs? There are more threats to computer security today, especially
Internet, than in decades past. Hackers, viruses, spyware, trojans,
worms, SPAM, SPIM, ... the list goes on.
TTS can make
recommendations for what software to use as well as install and
configure it so you can be productive, safe and have the user interface
customized to your preferences.
Some things to consider for your new computer:
- Productivity software (wordprocessor for
graphics programs for drawing, layouts and image manipulation,
spreadsheets for accounting and various business needs, databases,
presentation programs, and other software for work, school or personal
- Internet - browsers, email, an ISP (Internet
- Security - anti-virus, firewall, anti-spyware,
anti-spam software to keep you secure and maintain your privacy
- Multimedia - media players, file format
converters, CD/DVD burning software
Thor Tech Support can recommend software as well as install and
configure it for you.
Design work in the following:
- Mailing lists
- Basic web site design and maintenance
- Graphic Design and layout
- Stage Manager
- Business administration and management
- Writing and editing manuals and reports
- Bicycle repair/maintenance
prices within the downtown core of Toronto. This is where you usually
find the most competitive prices in Toronto.
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