Compuboost was founded in 1992 as a computer sales and service store. Since then we have serviced over 250,000 pcs in the southern Orange County area.
Notebook or Laptop PC
AIO All in One PC
Windows or OS Installation
Windows installation is typically through DVD or USB flash. Todays motherboard use two types of installation. The first is called legacy, and all operating system data is on the drive. The second is called UEFI. This difference is important as the OS serial number (Product code in Windows) is actually embedded in the motherboard itself. This is so that is Windows is reloaded, there is no need to type the Product code, it comes from the motherboard itself. Starting with Windows 8, then Windows 10, this is the prevalent case today.
Files transfer to New system
There are three scenarios for reinstalling a new Operation System (OS, mac or PC)
- New OS installed on formatted drive that is separate from older drive, files copied from old drive to folder on New OS in new drive. This is commonly used on new system, or failed hardware on old drive.
- New OS from non-formatted drive, files are moved from old OS to new OS. This is if the old drive is undamaged. This procedure is common in removing virus and malware.
- Reconstruct Image. Entire drive is imaged, sector by sector. Then system is tuned up and repaired as needed. This method only works if the original drive and windows is undamage. It is most commonly used when increasing the size of a drive, or upgrading from rotational drive to Solid State Drive (SSD)
Tuneup PC or Mac