Computer Repair - A Guide For Beginners
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Computer Repair - A Guide For Beginners

Learn the skills necessary to optimize any PC and never again feel like you can't fix your own computer or others.
4.3 (220 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,037 students enrolled
Created by Justin Gilson
Last updated 12/2012
English
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Current price: $12.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 35% off
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn The Secrets To Speed Up Your Computer That The Geek Squad Doesn't Want You To Know
  • Make Your Computer Run Faster Than Ever
  • You Will Learn To Do What I Charge Hundreds Of Dollars For
  • Get Comfortable Using Your Computer
  • By the end of this course you will have a completely new skill set and you won't believe how simple it was.
  • You Will Learn Good Practices To Keep Your Computer Running Like New On A Regular Basis
Requirements
  • Ask questions! My goal is to keep you out of the repair shops so ask questions
  • Any Type Of Computer Running Microsoft Windows
  • Take A Deep Breath And Relax It's Easier Than You Think
Description

If your computer isn't running very well and you can't afford to get it repaired, this is definitely the computer repair course for you. I have worked in computer repair for 15+ years and this course is a small portion of the many techniques I can show you.

Let's face it, your computer is going to fail, it's just a matter of time. Wouldn't you like that time to be as long as possible? Take care of your computer and it will take care of you.

  • Learn to back up your entire computer very easily. (You will thank me for this when your computer fails someday)
  • Learn why anti-virus software is so important and which one I recommend.
  • Figure out how to upgrade your computer, without paying someone to tell you.
  • Follow along, step-by-step, as I explain and show you how to Speed Up Your Computer. It's easier than you think.
  • Let me show you how to prevent problems from happening, so you can enjoy your computer.
  • Receive a verifiable certificate of completion to present to employers after completion of this course.
  • Fix your computer BEFORE anything goes wrong, you won't regret it.

Don't waste your money having the Geek Squad or someone else do what you can do yourself. Believe me, it really is easier than you think. Just read the reviews and you will see what people are saying about this course.

Who this course is for:
  • Everyone
  • Novice Computer Users Who Want To Get Up Close and Personal With Windows 7
  • People Who NEED To Save Money
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 01:29:29
+ Welcome To Speed Up Your Computer
1 lecture 05:35
Welcome to my course. I will be showing you how to use Windows 7 Backup to create a Backup of your computer before starting this course. It's for your safety and sanity. Just follow along and create the backup before making any changes to your computer.

Thanks for watching!
Preview 05:35
+ Existing Windows Tools
4 lectures 21:06
Tool 1 of 4 to use in Windows to Speed Up Your Computer.
Tool #1
04:15
Tool 2 of 4 to use in Windows to Speed Up Your Computer.
Tool #2
05:13
Tool 3 of 4 to use in Windows to Speed Up Your Computer.
Tool #3
04:02
Tool 4 of 4 to use in Windows to Speed Up Your Computer.
Tool #4
07:36

A short exam on the 4 Existing Windows Tools.

Existing Windows Tools Exam
3 questions
+ BROWSER TOOLBARS!!!!!!
2 lectures 13:37

Browser Toolbars and why they keep me in business as a computer repair guy. 

Preview 03:31

This section will show you a few different ways of removing browser toolbars to speed up your computer. 

How To Remove Toolbars (two methods)
10:06

Questions about the biggest culprit of malware, TOOLBARS!!

Toolbars Exam
3 questions
+ The Professional's TIPS and TRICKS That YOU Get Charged For
1 lecture 01:06

This is where it gets interesting folks! Stay tuned because from here on out, you'll be learning the trade secrets of what I do for a living. It's like revealing a magic trick, once you learn how it's done, you will wonder why you paid so much to have it repaired in the first place. I will make it easy for you to do and even easier for you to SAVE MONEY!

Preview 01:06
+ Existing Windows Tools - The Professional Secrets!!
4 lectures 18:42

Here you will learn a somewhat hidden feature in Disk Cleanup that will allow you to get even MORE free space on your hard drive and in turn, speed up your computer.

Secret #1
04:34

Here is how to change your Power Settings to create a high performance beast! 

Secret #2
03:23

This will show you how to adjust your display settings to speed up your computer. Yes, simply changing the display settings can vastly improve the performance of your computer. 

Secret #3
05:56

Another trick to speed up your computer. However, use caution when using this tool. This doesn't help a lot if you have a brand new computer, this is a tool for older computers mainly. But it never hurts to add Ready Boost to any computer to speed it up even more, am I right?!

Secret #4
04:49

Short exam about the Professional Secrets.

Professional Secrets Exam
3 questions
+ Non-Windows Tools (Software)
3 lectures 23:48

I know it says Cleaner(s) but I only explain one program in this video because I believe it's all you need. You have already used Disk Cleanup, now you'll be using this program...You can't really do much more cleaning of your hard drive.This program takes up little space and is very effective.

N.W.T. #1
10:32

Here is another great tool to use to re-organize those puzzle pieces on your hard drive. Much more extensively than Microsoft's Disk Defragmenter. 

N.W.T. #2
04:30
Learn how Anti-Virus software will speed up your computer.
N.W.T. #3
08:46

Short exam about Non-Windows Software Tools

N.W.T. Exam
4 questions
+ Basic Hardware Upgrades
1 lecture 05:07

Learn what RAM is and why it is the #1 recommended sale in a computer repair shop. 

Memory - No Not Your Brain Memory
05:07
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 00:28

Thank you all for watching. Attached are the slides from the entire course with website links so you can download all the software used in this course. 

Thank You All
00:28