Mike Halsey

Building and Upgrading a PC

Date: This event took place live on May 03 2012

Presented by: Mike Halsey

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

First Thursday Webcast. With computers now more powerful than ever before, and with wallets being squeezed, there are more and more reasons to hang on to your existing equipment. But how can you breathe new life into an ageing PC on a tight budget? In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, shows you how to quickly and simply get extra life and performance out of your PC, fix common hardware faults and what to look for to build a fantastic new PC from scratch.

About Mike Halsey

Mike Halsey is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for "Windows Expert - Consumer" and an editor for technology websites, Windows7News.com, Windows8News.com and gHacks.net. He also provides technical support on his own website, TheLongClimb.com. You can keep up to date with all of Mike's events, articles and get access to exclusive giveaways on Facebook.

He has worked for many years in second and third-line IT support, and is a technical beta-tester for Microsoft. Mike also works as a teacher of English, maths and ICT, helping those without qualifications and the long-term unemployed gain what is for some, their first ever qualifications. Mike is the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out and the free 170 page The Windows 7 Power Users Guide, he lives in Sheffield (Yorkshire) UK with his rescue border collie, Jed.

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