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the Cost of New Computer Set Up

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$ 99
Jan 2008
Tempe, AZ
The price is for installation and setup of a Windows  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2008
Des Moines, Iowa
Technician stayed for almost an hour for setup  more... close row
$ 100
Apr 2008
Louisville, KY
Paying a neighbor to set up computer saved money  more... close row
$ 150
Jun 2008
Chicago, IL
Computer tech spent time setting up new computer  more... close row
$ 140
Feb 2007
Astoria, OR
Price including tips for computer installation  more... close row
$ 75
Jun 2008
Woodville, Tx
Computer tech did onsite setup  more... close row
$ 120
Feb 2006
Tampa, Fla.
Less than two hours to set up computer  more... close row
$ 200
Aug 2008
Maple Grove, MN
Option of extended warranty or professional setup  more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2008
Clay NY
College student set up computer  more... close row

Description of service

I paid 50.00 for a college student to come to my home and set up my new computer for me. She put the components together, made sure everything was plugged in and working fine, then she hooked up my cable internet service and got that ready to go. She loaded a virus protection and security program I had bought. She also recommended some free software off the internet and downloaded it for me. Then she made sure the computer settings would allow the updates from the web based software. She also set up the automatic updates and other tasks for the computer to do, and set up my screen saver, wallpaper and things like that.

Review of Service

Excellent service! This girl was very smart and knowledgeable about computers. She explained what she was doing while she did it and I learned a lot from her. She was very quick setting everything up. The only thing that took a little time was downloading and adjusting settings. She worked for about one and a half hours. She made me aware of free software I did not even know about, so that was very helpful.


Get a referral! Lots of people say they know how to do these tasks, but not everyone can do them well. (I had a previous bad experiance). Make sure you have all the programs, discs, hardware, cables and that stuff before the person arrives. Have a good idea of what you are going to be doing with your computer so you can tell the person who sets you up and they can suggest configurations or programs that will make your computer run better and more efficiently for the tasks you do, they can personalize it for you. Ask if the cost includes a follow up call or visit. Ask if they give a guarantee that you will be happy with the way your computer runs.

$ 160
Jan 2007
Woodbridge, VA
Setup assistance extremely helpful  more... close row
$ 125
Jan 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Save money by installing computer yourself  more... close row
$ 65
Aug 2008
Houston, Texas
Installation of a new computer  more... close row