281-647-997721733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110, Katy TX 77450 • Mon-Fri: 8.30am - 6.00pm, Sat: 10am - 4pm
281-647-997721733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110, Katy TX 77450
Mon-Fri: 8.30am - 6.00pm, Sat: 10am - 4pm
281-647-9977

21733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110, Katy TX 77450

Mon-Fri: 8.30am - 6.00pm, Sat: 10am - 4pm
HOW TO VIDEOS 2018-03-12T22:29:17+00:00

How To Videos

How can thermal paste method spread under your computer’s heat sink? Watch this video and find out!

It is not necessary to cover the whole CPU/heat spreader, because most of the heat is concentrated around the core area which is at the center. Ensuring that the center of the CPU is thoroughly protected with thermal paste is most important. A heat sink might dissipate heat, but unless you have applied thermal paste your expensive CPU can be easily if not immediately damaged.

Impress Computers has experienced technicians ready to professionally repair your computer hardware and install any hardware components that you may need on or off-site. We serve home users and small to mid-sized businesses in the the Houston and Katy, Texas areas and are located at 21733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110. Call us today at (281)-647-9977 and find out if Impress Computers can work for you!

In this video, Impress Computers president Roland Parker discusses local and online or network back ups of your personal data.

Making sure you have the right software and hardware tools is critical to ensuring a safe backup or transfer of your secure data. If not done properly you could lose your all of your documents, photos, music, and videos permanently.

Impress Computers has experienced technicians ready to professionally back up your computer’s data or transfer it to a new or fresh installation PC. We serve home users and small to mid-sized businesses in the the Houston and Katy, Texas areas and are located at 21733 Provincial Blvd Katy TX 77450
. Call us today at (281)-647-9977 and find out if Impress Computers can work for you!

In these two videos our technicians discuss what to look for when diagnosing issues with your computers motherboard.

The motherboard is the central component of the computer. It is connects all of the hardware making up the PC such as the hard drive, power supply, and input/output devices together. It also contains the CPU (processor) and many other connections for various extensions like PCI cards, cooling fans, and RAM (memory). Understanding what to look for when cleaning your computer or diagnosing issues is key to preserving the life of your computer and deciding on a whether or not it’s time for a replacement.

Impress Computers has experienced technicians ready to diagnose and repair all of your hardware and software issues. We serve home users and small to mid-sized businesses in the the Houston and Katy, Texas areas and are located at 1718 N. Fry Rd, Ste 315. Call us today at (281)-647-9977 and find out if Impress Computers can work for you!

In this video Impress Computers’ Mike discusses how to clean your computer the right way.

No matter where you place your PC chances are likely that at some point it will accumulate dust. If you want to preserve the lifespan of your computer it is crucial to perform regular cleaning. However, the internal components of a computer are fragile and sensitive.

Impress Computers has experienced technicians that can professionally clean and tune up your PC when the time comes. We serve home users and small to mid-sized businesses in the the Houston and Katy, Texas areas and are located at 21733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110 Katy TX 77450. Call us today at (281)-647-9977 and find out if Impress Computers can work for you!

In this video Impress Computers’ Roland Parker discusses creating and utilizing a System Restore Point on your Windows PC.

We all know what it’s like when something goes wrong with your computer. No matter what caused it a virus or faulty software installation can lead to serious implications on the functionality of your computer. Fortunately Microsoft offers a solution for those of us who are not computer experts. System Restore allows you to save the current working condition of your Windows operating system in order to restore it in the event of an error. It might not always fix everything but it’s just a few simple steps that can definitely make a difference.

Impress Computers has experienced technicians ready to professionally repair your computer software and install a comprehensive anti-virus that you may need on or off-site. We serve home users and small to mid-sized businesses in the the Houston and Katy, Texas areas and are located at 21733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110, Katy TX 77450. Call us today at (281)-647-9977 and find out if Impress Computers can work for you!

In this video Impress Computers discusses the process of identifying computer parts when attempting to diagnose problems.

Understanding the internal components of a computer can help you identify when something goes wrong. Hardware to pay attention to includes the CMOS battery, RAM, processor, fans, video cards, hard drives, and power supply. Each component has specific specifications suited to your motherboard and knowing exactly what those specifications are is crucial to avoiding the possibility of damaging your computer or hindering it’s functionality.

Impress Computers has experienced technicians ready to professionally repair your computer hardware and install any hardware components that you may need on or off-site. We serve home users and small to mid-sized businesses in the the Houston and Katy, Texas areas and are located at 21733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110, Katy TX 77450. Call us today at (281)-647-9977 and find out if Impress Computers can work for you!

In this video Impress Computers’ lead technician Andrew discusses what the Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader software is and how to install it.

Whether you are watching a video on You tube or reading a document online you’re probably utilizing Adobe software. Adobe Reader is what allows you view PDF files, and Adobe Flash is the software that allows you to watch videos and interact with other types dynamic content while browsing the web. Installation is simple and quick, but if you don’t know what you’re doing there is always the possibility of making a mistake or installing fraudulent software.

Impress Computers has experienced technicians ready to professionally install or diagnose problems with any software that you may need on or off-site. We serve home users and small to mid-sized businesses in the the Houston and Katy, Texas areas and are located at 21733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110 Katy TX 77450. Call us today at (281)-647-9977 and find out if Impress Computers can work for you!

In this video Impress Computers’ lead technician talks about what Java is and how to install it safely.

Java, although not required software, is used by enough websites to be considered essential when browsing the web. Installing it can be tricky because there are many websites claiming to offer Java when in fact they could be installing fake versions containing viruses, spyware, or malware. Making sure you are on the official Java.com website is the first step; remembering to uncheck installations for unnecessary officially bundled software such as the Ask Toolbar or McAfee is another.

Do it the right way! Impress Computers has experienced technicians ready to professionally install Java and diagnose Java related issues whether you need it on or off-site. We serve home users and small to mid-sized businesses in the the Houston and Katy, Texas areas and are located at 21733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110 Katy TX 77450. Call us today at (281)-647-9977 and find out if Impress Computers can work for you!

In this video Impress Computers’ lead technician discusses how to make sure your kids are browsing the internet as safely as possible.

If you have kids and have used the internet you know how dangerous it can be for them and your computer when browsing the web. In the Windows operating system Microsoft offers a feature known as Windows Live Family Safety. This program allows you to know what your kids are doing and control exactly what they’re doing while online. This includes blocking websites, setting time limits on web access, and block programs such as specific games or online chatting applications. By making a separate Family controlled account you will also be protecting your personal documents and PC functionality in general.

Impress Computers has experienced technicians ready to professionally guide you through or install parental control software in order to protect your kids from the dangers of the world wide web. We serve home users and small to mid-sized businesses in the the Houston and Katy, Texas areas and are located at 21733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110, Katy TX 77450. Call us today at (281)-647-9977 and find out if Impress Computers can work for you!

In this video Impress Computers’ Roland Parker takes a look at how to close pop-ups properly in order to prevent virus infections.

If you’ve ever browsed the web for a period of time you have probably experienced pop-ups in some for another. Pop-up ads often contain links to fraudulent software that infect your PC with malware such as fake anti-virus, which can severely slow down and corrupt files on your computer. The people that make these pop-ups aren’t dumb either: what looks like a typical “x” to close a Window may very likely be a link to the virus! Pressing “Alt” and the “F4” key at same time will close those pop-ups securely so that you can begin taking steps to ensure your computer is free of infection.

Impress Computers has experienced technicians ready to professionally repair your computer software and install comprehensive anti-virus that you may need on or off-site. We serve home users and small to mid-sized businesses in the Houston and Katy, Texas areas and are located at 21733 Provincial Blvd Ste 110 Katy TX 77450. Call us today at (281)-647-9977 and find out if Impress Computers can work for you!

Benefits of Disk Defrag and Disk Cleanups as well checking how much hard drive space you have left

How to Backup Your Outlook Data File. Brought to you by Impress Computers in Katy TX and Houston TX

If you would like to do a basic health check on your computer you can use the Windows Task Manager.

1. Right Click on the Task Bar
2. Left Click on Task Manager
3. Click on the Performance tab

This will show you the performance of Your:

1. CPU – Processor
2. Memory
3. Disk 0 (Hard Drive)
4. Network

When the computer is in idle status, everything should be near 0%. If any one component is running high then it indicates a potential issue.

It is also a good indicator if your pc is running slow and you may need RAM (Memory)

What to do if you get a Pop Up Asking you to phone Microsoft – THIS IS A SCAM
1. Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL
2. Click on Task Manager
3. Applications
4. Click on the Icon that has the program running with the fake pop up
5. Click on End Task

Once closed go ahead and do a DIsk Cleanup by typing “Disk Cleanup” in the Windows Search, by the start key. Check all boxes and delete the temp files.

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