Upcoming Windows 10 Upgrade Deadline

For those of you who are interested in getting the free upgrade to Windows 10 keep in mind that at this point Microsoft is giving a deadline of July 29, 2016.

Who qualifies for this?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 users who see the pop up at the bottom right of their screens and it indicates that you are eligible for it.

Should you upgrade?

Pieri from PC Computing suggest, if you have Windows 7 and are eligible and your computer is less than 4 years old you may take advantage of it.  Keep in mind there “may” be some programs that may not be compatible. If your Windows 7 pc is older it may still work but you might notice it will be very slow and sluggish—so you decide if you wish to try it or not. Windows 8 and 8.1 users should take advantage of the upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 7 users: if you decide not to upgrade that is also ok –it is not mandatory.

If you end up not liking Windows 10 you have a 30-day window to revert back to your previous operating system.

Can you do the upgrade yourself?

Yes, but before you do, you may want to do some “prep” work to ensure a smooth upgrade:

  • Back up your data —just in case.
  • Scan your system to ensure you don’t have any spyware or viruses.
  • Make sure your PC has all the windows updates and is up to date.
  • Give yourself a good 2-3 hours for this entire process.

The computer will restart several times until it is finally completed. In some cases if the printer is too old (5+ yrs) the printer will no longer work. In other cases you may need to reinstall the printer driver for it to work in Windows 10. You can go to the manufacturer’s website to download the printer from there..because your printer CD won’t work.

If all this sounds like too much of a hassle and you don’t want to take a chance. Contact PC Computing and Pieri will do it for you. 

If you have any questions about this upgrade or other technical computer questions contact Pieri from PC Computing, LLC

Call 330-461-1945 or visit www.pccomputing1.com

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There’s More to Mold than Just the Spore!

By Gregory L. Drenik, CIE (Certified Indoor Environmentalist)

Mold can emit a fungal gas! When particular molds colonize and they progress through their life cycle, they emit a gas (musty smell). As the reservoir of fungus grows to several billion spores in the colony, our noses detect the smell of these fungal gases.

When a closed indoor environment continues to fill with the mycotoxic gases, they can become a health risk. The affect it has on the human body is dependent on three variables. Our individual immune systems, the type of spore, and the volume of fungal gas determines the impact on our bodies. Additionally, the longer the exposure to these gases, the greater the likelihood we will develop a sensitivity. Much like other environmental allergens we are exposed to, the longer the exposure, the greater the chance our bodies will have an adverse reaction.

Some health effects include headaches, shortness of breath, dizziness, lethargy, fever, and digestive problems. More severe reactions are hypersensitivity and asthma symptoms. Although rare, certain Aspergillus species release aflatoxins that are carcinogenic.

There are many things in life we cannot control, but exposure to fungal gases is not one of them. With a little effort, we can reduce or eliminate this health hazard by using a disinfectant or removing the affected material. In some instances, it may be necessary to seek a professional opinion or get professional help.

Mr. Drenik is the president of MicroArmor, Inc. He has performed thousands of mold tests over the last 20 years and completed over 3,000 mold remediation products. Call 440.946.5578.

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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Your child not only has a different development and arrangement of their teeth than adults, but may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include dental sealants, fluoride applications, home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient education. Our mission is to give our patients the best and most advanced dental care possible to enjoy a cavity-free future.

Natural Dentistry! No Needles! No Drills! No Pain!

With cutting edge technology like the dental laser, Brunswick KiDDS uses this laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures, without the vibration and pressure associated with the dental drill which are the primary causes of pain. Doctors have used lasers for years to provide better care for their patients.

Now, thanks to Brunswick KiDDS, you can benefit from advanced laser technology for your child’s dental care. Without the use of the drill, our lasers allow us to perform many dental procedures without shots, without the need for anesthesia, and without any numbing at all! Also, our lasers reduce the amount of bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling, and the need for pain medication after treatment! Brunswick KiDDS’ Lasers are extremely precise and accurate in their ability to remove tooth decay. Since they use light energy, they can eliminate even microscopic amounts of bacteria and infection while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. As a result, we can often treat all areas of decay in one or two appointments, reducing the amount of anxiety that build up every time your child has to come back for treatment! It is the natural way of doing dentistry.

Have You Had Your Child Evaluated for Braces?

The American Association for Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. Early detection and treatment gives your child the edge – a much better chance for natural and normal development. One advantage of having Brunswick KiDDS for your child’s dental home is that we monitor their growth and development on a regular basis. Our parents truly appreciate having orthodontic treatment done in our office. This allows them to coordinate cleaning and check-up appointments with orthodontic appointments. By working with the natural growth instead of against it, we can prevent problems from becoming worse, and give your child a lifetime of healthy smiles! Studies have shown that people who have straight healthy teeth are more likely to smile more. This can lead to a greater self-esteem which may lead to a more fulfilling life.

Dr. Milton and Dr. Brittany are pediatric dentists, specializing in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs. Dr. Milton, Dr. Brittany and their team regularly attend seminars and conferences devoted to new treatments, new technologies and excellent patient care practices.

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