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New Year – Old Habits

Posted by on Jan 11, 2024 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Year – Old Habits

Each year that goes by, we tend to stick with the same ol’ habits. We are creatures of habit, so it makes sense. When it comes to taking care of your computer or laptop though; you should make sure you are cleaning out the fans / system. Today, we had a laptop checked in for service that has the fans still spinning, however; there was so much dust caked onto the fan blades, it could not push any airflow. A quick dust out every month or quarter (depending on usage and environment) can save you time & money. My father had a saying: “If you take care of it, it will take care of you.” It was true then, and is still true...

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Computer services for your small business

Posted by on Apr 4, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Computer services for your small business

Canton computers has provided services for small businesses for over 30 years. Whether it’s a bad power supply swap at our Livonia location, or rewiring your network at your facility, we do it all. Need desktops, laptops, printers, accessories? We have what you are looking for, with the right staff to steer you in the right direction. Our staff is trained to ensure our customers are setup with the correct products & services to fit your needs.   We understand not ever small business has an I.T. person on hand. It’s probably someone that knows a “little bit” about computers and can get you by.  But what happens if that person leaves for another job? Call Canton Computers as your complete solution provider.   We can schedule weekly, monthly, quarterly, or even annually system check-up’s on your systems at a discounted rate.  Pre-purchase blocks of on-site hours. Provide our customers with Microsoft Office 365 for business, Teams, Azure, new or refurbished servers, etc. Need something asap that we have in stock? Why send out an employee? Canton Computers will deliver your product to you same day/next day (depending on stock availability). Call us / email us today! 734-838-9700 or...

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

Posted by on Feb 23, 2023 in Blog | Comments Off on 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 Sales@cantoncomputers.com...

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Windows 11 Drive update – Issues – Not really an issue

Posted by on Feb 21, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 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)

Posted by on Jan 31, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on $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!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 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 sales@cantoncomputers.com as well!

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

Posted by on Jan 26, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 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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NEW GAMING SECTION!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on NEW GAMING SECTION!

Canton Computers has always been the place to go for gaming systems. Our sales staff can outfit you for the perfect system! We have changed the front of our store. We now have a “Gaming Section” where all gaming accessories & gaming computers are all in 1 area of our retail store. We currently have an i9 desktop with a RTX 3060 video card in it for sale along with 2 15.6″ gaming laptops by MSI. Come check it out today!

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Wait, wasn’t Windows 10 supposed to be the last OS Microsoft makes? No longer available

Posted by on Jan 5, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wait, wasn’t Windows 10 supposed to be the last OS Microsoft makes? No longer available

Windows 10 Home is no longer available. Windows 10 Pro still is for the time being. Microsoft is pushing everyone to Windows 11. Many customers have asked us, why though? I thought Windows 10 was the last OS ever to be made by Microsoft?   We knew that wasn’t going to be the case. Microsoft has never followed that philosophy of sticking with an OS (forever) for an incredibly long time… Or, forever. Microsoft thought they were going to stick with Windows 10 forever, but us in the industry knew that wasn’t going to be the case. As time moves on, technology moves on. How we use our OS’s move on (see Windows 8!).  They will never keep the same OS “forever”. It’ll never happen. If you had your heart set on a Windows 10 system, now’s the time to get it, with Windows 10 Pro as Windows 10 Home is no longer made (discontinued). Windows 10 Pro will be soon to follow. While Windows 11 had some issues in the beginning, it seems to be running MUCH better as of late. I run 2 systems with Windows 11 and have minor issues with one of the two. I still prefer Windows 10 as it is tried and true, however; I’m not as concerned that Windows 10 Home edition is gone now, rather than a few months...

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EVGA & Intel changes

Posted by on Sep 19, 2022 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on EVGA & Intel changes

EVGA recently announced they are no longer going to make video cards with Nvidia chipsets. It seems like EVGA & Nvidia went hand in hand like Intel and… Pentium, or Celeron… but wait, that’s going to be gone too! Yes, Intel is going to do away with the Celeron & Pentium names as well. I’m not sure which is more significant. In one hand, EVGA is one of, if not the most recognized video card brand manufacturer. On the other, the words “Celeron” and “Pentium” have been in the Intel family for YEARS. While these are both pretty big changes, EVGA’s changes seem like the bigger change, here’s why. Intel will still in fact make these cpu’s, the names will just be different. Plus, the majority of the world (probably) doesn’t realize that these CPU’s still exist. We all know the Core i series of cpu’s and most of our customers purchase those cpu’s except for a select few that need the more inexpensive cpu’s as their builds do not require an i3.  EVGA on the other hand, is not going to be associated with Nvidia what-so-ever in the near future. If you are a big fan of their products, this may be a deal breaker going with an EVGA video card in the future due to this separation. I personally have an EVGA Nvidia card in my system right now at home and love every minute of it. I am also a big fan of Nvidia. More than likely, in the future, I’ll have to go with an Asus or MSI Nvidia card as I believe the chipset of the card is the more important choice than the maker (if that makes sense). What do you think about these changes? Feel free to connect with us on Facebook or Twitter regarding these...

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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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