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Announcement: PC Computer Repairs NYC

Computer Repair, Maintenace, Installation, Web Design and Tech Support – New York City, NY

When it comes to servicing your computer, we strive to provide business and home MAC and PC users in NYC Manhattan and Brooklyn with a service oriented experience. All of our service professionals are Microsoft Certified MCPs. We provide small business to medium business, home, house calls, onsite and off site dropoff computer repair NYC.

For small businesses the experts at b4computers can:

  • Setup Microsoft Windows Server domain and workgroup networks
  • Repair Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 operating systems
  • Setup, upgrade and repair Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo and other servers
  • Provide secure internet access through a VPN LAN
  • Setup a business network with domain configured windows server environment

For business and home the experts at b4computers can:

  • Perform the service and repair at your business, home, or you can come to us
  • Fix problems encountered with all standard hardware and software for server, desktop, tower, laptop, notebook, and netbook.
  • Provide service to install, Windows upgrade and repair for Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.
  • We repair and are experienced with all manufacturers such as Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, IBM, ThinkPad, Vaio, Toshiba, Mac, Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac and others.
  • Upgrade and repair laptop, desktop and tower computers
  • Repair cracked laptop screen, dim or flickering LCD screens for laptops and LCD monitors
  • Update your operating system with fixes, drivers, and security updates
  • Train you on how to operate your computers and keep them updated so you encounter fewer problems
  • Computer hardware and software upgrade advice
  • Configure the software to enable us to service your computers remotely
  • Setup secure and encrypted wireless networks
  • Extend wireless networks to reach all rooms and spaces
  • Service your computers with privacy and confidentiality in mind
  • Hard drive data recovery

We do not sell any parts directly to the client. Parts can be purchased by the client or we can purchase it for you to perform the repair. What it costs us to acquire the part is what you pay.

Onsite in home PC computer repair service is at $75 per hour plus parking if applicable.
Onsite business workstation and server computer repair service is at $90 per hour plus parking if applicable.

Contact: Peter Coach  631-965-5110


Virus removal NYC, Malware removal  Manhattan, Adware Removal Brooklyn

In the early age of computers viruses would try to display a message on your screen, delete your files and break the operating system. Now most viruses are trying to make money off of you. They do this with

Google ads that either you click on or they get paid simply showing the ad. We can remove the virus and repair your computer so its safe to use and with restored performance. You can get a virus from an email attachment, adobe flash, java, website and programs you download. We provide virus removal services in Manhattan Brooklyn New York. We can provide this service at your business and home or you can drop off your computer in New York City.

There are many types of computer viruses:

Boot sector virus – Infects your hard drive and works in the background.

Browser Hijacker –
Infects Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome redirects the page you want to visit to an advertisement website page. When you search on Google changes the search result with new links that redirects to ads. Changes your home page to a fake search page. It also can display pop ups

Polymorphic Virus – Evades antivirus utilities by changing its own program to prevent detection.

Resident Virus – Loads a side virus that restores the main virus when deleted

Rootkit Virus – Invisible virus that hides and runs in the background

Trojan Virus – Gets installed when loading a program or utility you want

Keylogger Virus – Records your passwords and sends them back to virus creator

Ransomware – Stops you from using your computer until you pay with a green dot MoneyPak. This shows up in many forms like the FBI computer virus

Worm – Is a virus program that copies and multiplies itself by using computer networks

Fake Antivirus – Logos and images look almost like the real thing. They run a fake scan then displays a result page of all the viruses it found. Then asks you to purchase the program to remove them.

Spyware / Adware – tracking and storing Internet users’ movements on the Web and serving up pop-up ads to Internet users.

If you would like more information on all the different types of viruses out there click below.

Terms & Regulations

Our schedule changes daily, depending on other clients, traffic conditions and public transportation. You should allow us a one hour margin from your appointed time. If we schedule for 5:00pm, we might arrive as late as 6:00pm, but we always try our best to be punctual

Time = Money
When your technician comes over, please remember that time is money. Although we work very fast, we are not psychic and can never be 100% sure how much time a certain task could take. The charge is by an hourly rate, even if it takes 4 hours to do something you thought would take only 2 hours.

One Hour Minimum
The first charge is always for arriving/traveling and the first hour of work. Even if your problem is fixed after 9 minutes, you will still have to pay for the entire hour. After the first hour, charges will be made for parts of an hour (for example, 2 hours and 10 minutes).

We accept cash or checks (with a preference for cash). If you are a business, we can invoice you, and set up a time to be paid. For remote/online service, we accept payment through or Google Checkout.

Coverage Area
Since this is New York, most of our traveling takes place on public transportation, which means that if you live too far from the city, there will be an extra charge for the first hour (the hour that includes the traveling fee).

Contact: Peter Coach  631-965-5110




Microsoft Office 2010
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Announcement: Office 365 for professionals and small businesses (Plan P)

Click the ‘Buy’ button to begin setting up your account.

Microsoft Office 365 is a pay-as-you-go subscription service. Sign up today and get virtually anywhere access* and the productivity features listed below.

Computer Systems Cloud Specialist has configured a custom collection of Microsoft Online Services especially for you.

Review your customized collection here:

Buy Office 365

Get started with the right Office 365 plan for your organization here. Office 365 for professionals and small businesses is just $6 per user per month.

This purchase offer includes:
– 1 user licenses Microsoft Office 365 (Plan P1)

Additional partner information:
516 307-6619


Per user/month

Key Features


Email, calendar, contacts, personal archive, and 25 GB mailbox storage with 35 MB attachments with Exchange Online


Online document viewing and basic editing capabilities with Office Web Apps


Easily access and view files from your mobile device with Office Web Apps


Consistent file formatting from desktop Office versions to web versions with Office Web Apps


Sites to share documents and information with SharePoint Online


Easily design and maintain a professional-looking public website with SharePoint Online


Instant messaging, presence, online meetings, and PC-to-PC audio/video calls with Lync Online


Share your desktop with colleagues and partners with Lync Online


Premium antivirus and anti-spam filtering with Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

Microsoft Office 2010
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How to user Azure Multi-Factor Authentication?

What is Azure Multi-Factor Authentication?

Two-step verification is a method of authentication that requires more than one verification method and adds a critical second layer of security to user sign-ins and transactions. It works by requiring any two or more of the following verification methods:+

    • Something you know (typically a password)
    • Something you have (a trusted device that is not easily duplicated, like a phone)
    • Something you are (biometrics)


Username and Password      Certificates      Smart Phone      Smart Card      Virtual Smart Card      Username and Password

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is Microsoft’s two-step verification solution. Azure MFA helps safeguard access to data and applications while meeting user demand for a simple sign-in process. It delivers strong authentication via a range of verification methods, including phone call, text message, or mobile app verification.+

Why use Azure Multi-Factor Authentication?

Today, more than ever, people are increasingly connected. With smart phones, tablets, laptops, and PCs, people have several different options on how they are going to connect and stay connected at any time. People can access their accounts and applications from anywhere, which means that they can get more work done and serve their customers better.+

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is an easy to use, scalable, and reliable solution that provides a second method of authentication so your users are always protected.+

Easy to Use Scalable Always Protected Reliable
Easy to use Scalable Always Protected Reliable
    • Easy to Use – Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is simple to set up and use. The extra protection that comes with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication allows users to manage their own devices. Best of all, in many instances it can be set up with just a few simple clicks.
    • Scalable – Azure Multi-Factor Authentication uses the power of the cloud and integrates with your on-premises AD and custom apps. This protection is even extended to your high-volume, mission-critical scenarios.
    • Always Protected – Azure Multi-Factor Authentication provides strong authentication using the highest industry standards.
    • Reliable – We guarantee 99.9% availability of Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. The service is considered unavailable when it is unable to receive or process verification requests for the two-step verification.


How Azure Multi-Factor Authentication works

The security of two-step verification lies in its layered approach. Compromising multiple verification methods presents a significant challenge for attackers. Even if an attacker manages to learn your password, it is useless without also having possession of the trusted device. Should you lose the device, the person who finds it can’t use it unless he or she also knows your password.+

Methods available for Multi-Factor Authentication

When a user signs in, an additional verification request is sent to the user. The following are a list of methods that can be used for this second verification.+

Verification method Description
Phone call A call is placed to a user’s phone asking them to verify that they are signing. Press the # key to complete the verification process. This option is configurable and can be changed to a code that you specify.
Text message A text message is sent to a user’s smart phone with a 6-digit code. Enter this code in to complete the verification process.
Mobile app notification A verification request is sent to a user’s smart phone asking them complete the verification by selecting Verify from the mobile app. This occurs if app notification is the primary verification method. If they receive this notification when they are not signing in, they can report it as fraud.
Verification code with mobile app The mobile app on a user’s device generates a verification code. This occurs if you selected a verification code as your primary verification method.

For the mobile app verification methods, Azure Multi-Factor Authentication works with third-party authentication apps for smart phones. However, we recommend the Microsoft Authenticator app, which is available for Windows Phone, Android, and IOS.

MFA Authentication is one way of preventing Ransomware hacking you OneDrive cloud storage also you have Version History in Office 365 to restore previous version of data…

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What’s todays difference between Office 365 and Office 2016?

What’s todays difference between Office 365 and Office 2016?

Applies To: Office for home,
Office 365 is a subscription service that includes the most recent version of Office, which currently is Office 2016. It comes with the applications you’re familiar with, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, plus extra online storage, ongoing tech support at no extra cost, and more.You can choose to pay for an Office 365 subscription on a monthly or yearly basis, and the Office 365 Home plan lets you share your subscription with up to four members of your household. Different Office 365 plans are available for home and personal use, as well as for small and midsized businesses, enterprises, schools, and nonprofits.Office 2016 is also sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Office applications for one computer. One-time purchases are available for both PCs (such as Office Home & Student 2016) and Macs (such as Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac). One-time purchases don’t have an upgrade option, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you’ll have to buy it at full price.Office Online is the free version of Office that you can use in your web browser. Try the Office Online apps.

Ready to install Office? See Install Office on your PC or Mac.

Compare Office 2016 as a one-time purchase to an Office 365 subscription

One-time purchase
(Example: Office Home & Student 2016)
Office 365 subscription
(Example: Office 365 Home)
Cost Pay a single, one-time cost Pay a small monthly fee, or save by paying for a full year
Office applications Included Get Office 2016 applications, like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Your apps won’t be updated when new features are released. Included Get the latest version of Office applications, like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Right now that’s Office 2016, but your version will continue to receive new feature updates. PC users also get Access and Publisher.
Feature updates Not included Security updates are included, but you won’t get new features that are added to Office 2016. Upgrades to major releases are not included. Included Your version of Office will always be improving. Get the latest features and updates from Microsoft. Major upgrades to future versions are included.
Install Office on more than one computer (Mac or PC) Not included One-time purchases are designed for a single operating system, so your copy of Office is good for either one Mac or one PC. Included With Office 365 Home, you can install Office desktop applications on up to 5 computers, which can be a combination of Macs and PCs. If you don’t need all of those installs, share them with members of your household.
Install Office and get advanced features on tablets and phones Not included Get basic editing features only on your tablet or phone. Included Get extra features when you sign in to Office apps on your device. With Office 365 Home, you’ll get these extra features on up to 5 tablets and 5 smartphones.
Extra online storage Not included Not included. Included Securely store your files in the cloud and access them from anywhere. Get 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage per user, for up to 5 users.
Technical support is included Not included Initial technical support is included for installing only. Included Contact us throughout your subscription at no extra cost for help with technical issues, or for subscription and billing support.

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How to Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10

Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10

How to Download and Use Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10


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Microsoft has released a Start menu troubleshooter for Windows 10 that will troubleshoot and hopefully automatically fix your Start menu problems.

This tutorial will show you how to download and use the Start nenu troubleshooter to troubleshoot and automatically fix Start menu problems for your account in Windows 10.

Here’s How:

1. Download the Start menu troubleshooter from Microsoft below.


2. Save and run the downloaded startmenu.diagcab file from above.

Note   Note
The Start menu troubleshooter will only run and will not be installed in your Windows 10.

3. Click/tap on the Advanced link in the Start menu troubleshooter. (see screenshot below)

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4. Check the Apply repairs automatically box, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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5. The Start menu troubleshooter will now check for problems with the Start menu. (see screenshot below)

Note   Note
The troubleshooter checks for the following issues:

  • If Start Menu & Cortana applications are installed correctly
  • Registry key permission issues
  • Tile database corruption issues
  • Application manifest corruption issues.
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6. If the troubleshooter finds any problems, it will attempt to automatically fix them. You can click/tap on View detailed information to see the troubleshooting report details. (see screenshots below)

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7. When finished, you can close the Start menu troubleshooter.

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Windows 10 Upgrade ? Ends Today

Microsoft: Windows 10’s free upgrade absolutely, positively ends today
The “Get Windows 10” app is going away at midnight, though. (Or just about.)

Officially, the free upgrade period for Windows 10 expires at 11:59 p.m. (UTC-10) on July 29, 2016. For Americans who never think beyond Pacific, Eastern, Mountain or Central time, that means that you have just a bit more time beyond midnight to complete the upgrade—unless you live in Hawaii.
One catch if you’re a procrastinator: according to Microsoft, all upgrades must be fully completed by the deadline—you apparently won’t be able to wait until the last minute. As part of my update of how to install Windows 10, I found that I needed a solid two hours (maybe more, maybe less) to upgrade an older PC. We don’t know what exactly will happen if you’re in the middle of the upgrade when it expires, but it’s probably best not to find out.
There’s good news, though: Microsoft’s intimated before that the “Get Windows 10” (GWX) nagware will stop tonight, and that was confirmed today. “On July 29, the notifications will end and clicking on the icon in the system t

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Microsoft Planner Now Available to Office 365 Cloud Users

Microsoft Planner Now Available to Office 365

The Microsoft Planner service has gone live and is being rolled out gradually to Office 365 business and education subscribers worldwide, starting as early as today.

Microsoft Planner was previously available at the preview stage, where it went by the “Office 365 Planner” product name. It’s now being delivered to organizations with “Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5, Business Essentials, Premium and Education subscription plans,” with availability expected in “the next several weeks,” according to Microsoft’s announcement.

This application is designed to let organizations set up collaboration plans for getting projects done with other people. The Microsoft Planner interface has so-called “Cards,” which are used to show assigned tasks within the overall project’s “Board.” There’s also a “Hub” or “Charts” view that graphically shows a plan’s progress, including who’s behind schedule in a color-coded scheme (see screenshot).

[Click on image for larger view.] Overall view of a plan using Microsoft Planner. Source: Office blog post.

A user creates a plan, assigns tasks with dates, sorts the tasks and then assigns people to the tasks, according to Microsoft’s quick-start guide.

Microsoft Planner uses the Office 365 Groups capability. It will automatically create a Group, which shows information about resources and people in an organization. In addition, every Office 365 Group automatically will have Microsoft Planner capabilities.

Microsoft Planner will just arrive by default for Office 365 subscribers, without intervention by IT pros, which might be something for them to consider. The only end users that won’t automatically get this application will be Office 365 Government plan users and organizations subscribing to Office 365 through China’s 21Vianet Group, according to a Microsoft support document for IT pros.

If IT pros want to control the arrival of Microsoft Planner, then they will have to use the Office 365 Admin Center or Office 365 PowerShell to remove access to users, which means revoking the Microsoft Planner license. Exercising control over who can create Groups is done through Azure Active Directory PowerShell cmdlets.

Perfect tool to keep organized…

Get organized quickly

Easy to use

Launch Planner from the Office 365 app launcher with a single click. You can then create a new plan, build a team, assign tasks, and update status—in a few easy steps.

Configuring Your Desktop/Mobile Email Client for Office 365


Configuring Your Desktop/Mobile Email Client for Office 365

This page provides links to documentation on how to configure your email client to access Office 365. You can set your email client to access your Office 365 account using either Exchange or Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) settings.

Exchange Versus IMAP

There are several advantages to setting up your email client to use Exchange rather than IMAP settings. Exchange only requires that you provide your email address and password for set up; IMAP, however, requires additional server information. Exchange also provides direct access to the USC calendar that is a part of your Office 365 account.

At this time, ITS supports both methods of setting up your account.

Setting Up an Office 365 Account Using Exchange

For documentation on setting up your Office 365 account on an email client using Exchange, please see the links in the side navigation to the right of this page.

NOTE: The versions of Outlook that are listed below are the only versions that are supported by Microsoft for use with Office 365.

Outlook 2010 SP2, version 14.0.7015.1000 (and greater)
Outlook 2013 SP1, version 15.0.4569.1506 (and greater)
Outlook 2016
Outlook 2016 for Mac

To determine which version of Outlook you are using, please see Microsoft’s How to determine Outlook version information page.

Setting Up an Office 365 Account Using IMAP

Below you will find information on configuring ITS-supported email clients to access your Office 365 account using IMAP. You will need to know your Office 365 email address, password, and the Office 365 server settings in order to successfully set up your email client.

IMAP Server Settings

The following are the incoming and outgoing IMAP server settings for Office 365.

Setting IMAP (incoming) SMTP (outgoing)
Server Name
Port Number 993 587
Encryption Method SSL TLS

The following Microsoft links provide step-by-step information on how to connect your email client to Office 365 using the IMAP protocol.

NOTE: The versions of Outlook that are listed below are the only versions that are supported by Microsoft for use with Office 365.

Outlook 2010 SP2, version 14.0.7015.1000 (and greater)
Outlook 2013 SP1, version 15.0.4569.1506 (and greater)
Outlook 2016
Outlook 2016 for Mac

To determine which version of Outlook you are using, please see Microsoft’s How to determine Outlook version information page.

Getting Help

For assistance configuring your email client for Office 365, please contact the ITS Customer Support Center.

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I get my work office 365 email directly on my cell phone saves trips to the office

The best read-it-later service Instapaper – Outlook Now

In the read-it-later space, the two dominant players have long been Instapaper and Pocket. Each app has its own strengths and weaknesses, and Pocket has some features that could make it the ideal app for some use cases, but Instapaper is our favorite app for actually reading the best writing on the web … later.I save my articles and notes appointment in Outlook indexed/Tag easy to find later

But with Instapaper on my new iPhone I am ready to start using the app again it was great in the past.. Even looks better today. Helps me with reBloging get the Word out.. I am using MS Office 365 at work best Business solution office software you can by/offer to your employees… More productive .. I like it Peter Coach…

Instapaper has been one of the most recommended apps for iOS users since the App Store first debuted, and it’s no accident. It was one of the first apps on iOS to demonstrate the truly transformational power apps can have on a mobile device. Holding “the web in your hands” means something very different when you’re not just passively browsing that web but picking and choosing what parts of the web you want to hold and read comfortably on your couch. Other apps may do a better job of parsing images or organizing articles, but Instapaper does the best job of presenting the text of the things you want to read in the format you most enjoy reading. And that’s why it’s our favorite read-it-later service for iOS.

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