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Compare Computers L.L.C. is a locally owned computer company in Hays, Kansas. Compare Computers has been in business since 1994, providing quality products and services at reasonable prices.

We offer new and used computers, computer repair and support, hardware and software components, and a variety of other services.

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Microsoft Ends Windows XP Support - 04/08/2014

Today Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. As of today, there will no longer be any public security updates released by Microsoft for either program. We urge customers currently running Windows XP or Microsoft Office 2003 to contact Compare Computers L.L.C. for an upgrade to a supported version or for a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.


Windows 8.1 Update 1 Now Available - 04/08/2014

Update 1 for Windows 8.1 is now available through Windows Update on computers running Windows 8.1. This is a mandatory update that is required in order for future updates to install. Update 1 adds a number of new features to the OS and improves the usability of Windows 8.1 on devices using a keyboard and mouse. Customers needing help installing the update can contact Compare Computers L.L.C. for assistance.


Windows XP Support Ends 4/8/2014 - 03/13/2014

On April 8th 2014, Microsoft will be ending support for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. There will no longer be any public security updates released by Microsoft for either program. We urge customers currently running Windows XP or Microsoft Office 2003 to contact Compare Computers L.L.C. for an upgrade to a supported version or for a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.


Malware Encrypting User Files - 03/13/2014

Over the last six months, we have seen an increase in malware that encrypts user documents, pictures, and other files - making them inaccessible. This type of malware typically prompts customers to pay hundreds of dollars to decrypt the files within several days or the key to decrypt them will be deleted. We recommend that customers never provide credit card information to any malware program or site. Due to the encryption used, it may not be possible to decrypt the files on the hard drive - which emphasizes the importance of regular backups to external media. Be sure to also disconnect your backup device from your PC when not in use.


Beginning Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 - Now Available!

Beginning Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013

Compare Computers L.L.C. is proud to announce that our new book Beginning Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 by Kiel Emerson, co-owner of Compare Computers L.L.C., is now available.

With over 400 examples, this guide helps explain the many new features of both Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013. Our book walks you through common tasks in Windows 8 and how to use many of the built-in apps in the new operating system. Beginning Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 can be purchased directly by contacting Compare Computers L.L.C., or purchased online by visiting the links below:


Kiel Emerson: (785) 623-4303
Chris Emerson: (785) 628-6656
support@comparecomputers.net

Amazon.com:
Black and White Paperback Edition
Full-Color Paperback Edition
Amazon Kindle Edition

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3300 Vine St.
Hays, KS 67601

Tiger Book Shop
509 W 7th St.
Hays, KS 67601


Beginning Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 - Now Available!

Beginning Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010

Compare Computers L.L.C. is proud to announce that our new book Beginning Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 by Kiel Emerson, co-owner of Compare Computers L.L.C., is now available.

With over 400 examples, this guide helps explain the many features of both Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Our book walks you through using commonly used programs and how to perform a number of common tasks. Beginning Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 can be purchased directly by contacting Compare Computers L.L.C., or purchased online by visiting the links below:


Kiel Emerson: (785) 623-4303
Chris Emerson: (785) 628-6656
support@comparecomputers.net

Amazon.com:
Black and White Paperback Edition
Full-Color Paperback Edition
Amazon Kindle Edition


Windows 8.1 Now Available - 10/17/2013

Windows 8.1, the free update for users of Windows 8, is now available for download from the Windows Store. Windows 8 users can download this update by launching the Windows Store App or by clicking this link on your Windows 8 device


Windows 8.1 Preview Available - 06/26/2013

Windows 8.1 Preview, a beta version of the update coming to Windows 8 later this year, is now available for download. Take a look at the changes coming in Windows 8.1 in the video below:


Microsoft Security Bulletin - 06/11/2013

The Microsoft Security Bulletin for June 2013 is now available. Click here for more information on the security patches that will be released on June 11th: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-jun


Internet Explorer 10 Released - 02/26/2013

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 is now available for download. IE10 brings many of the features available in the Windows 8 version of the browser to Windows 7. Internet Explorer 10 is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, but will not be released for Windows Vista or Windows XP. Click on the following link to download the new version: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/download-ie


Start Screen Basics - 02/15/2013

For a basic introduction to the Windows 8 Start Screen, check out our Windows 8 Start Screen Basics video below:


LibreOffice 4.0 Now Available - 02/13/2013

The free open-source office productivity suite LibreOffice 4.0 is now available. LibreOffice is a full-featured suite of programs that offers many of the same capabilities as Microsoft Office. To learn more about LibreOffice and to download the suite, visit libreoffice.org


Microsoft Office 2013 Released - 01/29/2013

Starting today, Microsoft Office 2013 is now available. Office 2013 offers a touch-friendly design, with built-in SkyDrive cloud storage capabilities. Office 2013 is only available for computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8. For more details, or to purchase Office 2013, contact Compare Computers L.L.C. for more information.


Surface RT Tutorial - 11/19/2012

For a basic overview and tutorial of the Microsoft Surface RT Tablet, watch our Surface RT tutorial video below:


Windows 8 RTM - 08/01/2012

Windows 8 has officially hit RTM, which means the OS is now complete and is on its way to OEMs. Developers will be able to download the OS starting August 15th, with general availability for everyone starting October 26th. Contact Compare Computers L.L.C. for more information on the new OS, and for pricing and upgrade options upon release.


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Last Updated: 04-08-2014