Mac or PC? It Makes No Difference to Us

Mac or PC? It Makes No Difference to Us

February 28, 2018
Mac or PC? PC or Mac?

This is one of the age’s most perplexing questions. For most it comes down to what type of work you do and which operating system works best for the different applications you use regularly. Once you pick one, as they say, “You’ll never go back”.

It seems like loyalties for each OS become ingrained and you are set for life.

Problems Will Occur

Regardless of which type of operating system you choose, inevitably it will require some maintenance. When this happens we encourage you to give Abstract Technology a call to let us solve your Mac or PC problem. Our technicians are both Apple Certified and MS Certified and will identify whether the problem is software or hardware related.

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Common MAC Problems

These can apply to different MAC models including MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac.

• Slow performance

• Wifi connections

• Bluetooth connectivity

• Computer freezes up (gray screen/blue screen)

• Unresponsive apps

Common PC Problems

These appear in any of Microsoft’s operating systems including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

• Computer fails to start

• DLL file is missing

• Blue Screen of Death appears

• Long delays accessing files

What to do when problems occur.

If you see an error message make sure you write down exactly what it is or take a picture with your phone. Knowing the exact error will help you, or someone else, troubleshoot it.

Did the issue start after you installed a new program? If so, try uninstalling it and see if the issue goes away. You may also want to check for updates to your Mac or PC. Remove all accessories and memory cards from your computer, reboot and see if the problem is still there.

Contact a Pro

If the simple fixes don’t work, you’ll need to get hold of a certified tech to help resolve your problem. This can often be done over the phone and using screen sharing software. If you need someone immediately you can reach us by going to Abstract Techs.

Being Prepared Doesn’t Hurt

Speaking of being prepared, you should always have a current backup of all of your data. If you don't have a current backup, review your Mac or Windows manuals, select a backup method, and then put it into action. At least now when your computer glitches, you’ll know that whatever the problem, you can recover fully.