Winter storms & power supplies… Yikes! Battery Back-up’s to the rescue!

Living in Michigan for just about all of my life, as well as working in this industry since 1999, I am accustom to Winter storms, thunderstorms knocking out power. It happens. What also happens is your sensitive electrical equipment can be damaged. It’s not something to take lightly as a power surge can not only knock out your power supply, but once you turn that system back on, other items could be fried as well such as the motherboard, hard drive, etc. The best way to protect your components is with a battery back up unit/UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). Having a battery back up unit can be beneficial in more ways than one. First off, if you have the correct sided battery back up unit, not only can it save your hardware from shorting out, but it can also give you ample time to turn off your system properly. A lot of UPS’s now a days also come with software to be able to do this automatically (shut down the computer properly).  UPS’s isn’t only for computers, tv’s, cable modems, etc.  My neighbor actually uses his battery back up to run his cable modem / router combo and it’s brilliant! He has wifi in his house so his whole families devices will still go on the internet (provided they have battery power still). The benefit of having the Battery back up is more than just protecting your devices. Changing out a power supply can take a few hours depending on your skill level & type of system you have. They can also be expensive. The cost of a battery back up unit can run about the same price as a power supply, so why not have some peace of mind, and save some frustration in the future? This isn’t just for home use. Imagine your small business having a power outage. The power comes back on and now 4 systems are down. The cost of Labor, Parts, and downtime will surely exceed the cost of a few UPS’s. Canton Computers has different sized battery back-up units to suite your needs. We also can special order you a larger one for your home or business. Call or e-mail Canton Computers today to protect your home and/or business now. 734-838-9700 or e-mail us at

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Windows 11 Drive update – Issues – Not really an issue

Windows Updates have been known to cause issues. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about Windows 7, 8, 10, 11… We’ve all dealt with Microsoft sending out an update and having the system stop working after.   Lately, there’s been a new update that’s been causing an updated driver failure, which has a lot of us freaking out. The good news is that Microsoft stated “it shouldn’t impact your general use”. Though, you receive the error; apparently these drivers have already been installed. Not to worry… Until the next Windows Update issue....

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$25 off any service of $49 or greater, must mention/show this to receive discount (discount ends 2-7-23)

Since it’s freezing outside, we figured we’d give out some ICE COLD FREEZING DEALs. $25 off any service of $49 or greater, must mention/show this to receive discount (discount ends 2-7-23) Purchase a gaming desktop or laptop to receive a free keyboard/mouse combo.

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Canton Computers – Open 6 days a week!

We are open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm & Saturday 10am-4pm. Stop by anytime or give us a ring @ 734-838-9700. Feel free to e-mail as well!

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Why does Microsoft try to force you to upgrade Operating Systems???

This has been an issue with Microsoft since Windows 10 came out (actually, before that too!). Microsoft auto updating to the latest version of Windows on your home (or sometimes work) computer even if you don’t want it to. You may have a program that may not run correctly on Windows 11, or simply don’t have the time to relearn a new OS right now. So why does Microsoft constantly force us to upgrade? A few reasons. Probably the best reason is to always be up to date on security updates. Windows 11 will have the latest and greatest security patches. It’ll also have the latest features as well! This is always a plus in my book. The final reason is… Microsoft knows if you upgrade 1 system to their latest version, you’ll get used to it quickly and recommend it to others. You’ll also (probably) look for this OS the next time you are upgrading or purchasing a new system (when there are 2 OS’s available (win 10 & 11 for instance)). I generally like to wait at least 6 months before a new OS comes out before I install it on any important systems of mine (work pc, main home pc) so I’m not stuck when a major issue arises. Think of it as purchasing the 1st year of a new engine in a car. It’s not always a good idea to purchase the 1st year as the bugs haven’t been worked out yet in most cases. 6 months is generally ample time to let Microsoft work out any (major) bugs in my...

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The Canton location is now closed. Feel free to visit us at 34900 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150.


The Canton location is now closed.

Feel free to visit us at

34900 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150


(734) 838-9700 or (734) 981-6600.


Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday Closed

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