HolmPC computer repair and support Blog introduction

HolmPC is a computer repair, support, maintenance and training company based in North Holmwood, near Dorking.

My name is Matt, and I am a computer engineer with 15 years experience in small, medium and large IT companies. When you work in an computing environment in a company of only 5 people, you get used to doing a little bit of everything, and so over the years I picked up many tips and tricks. Windows has changed much in that time, and there’s always more to learn! I decided I wanted to help people into computing rather than consulting in London, so I set up HolmPC in April 2011.

We aim to help with all types of computing problem, from the simplest to the more complex. We understand that the whole idea of computing can be daunting to start with, and there is nothing more satisfying than helping someone new to take their first steps with a computer.

There are so many things that you can do with a computer to enhance your life that the time has come that everyone can benefit, even the most hardened technophobe! Whether it’s talking to your grandchildren the other side of the world on Skype, or just ordering your weekly groceries, the power of the Internet is now undeniable.

I like to think that what makes us different is attitude. Many computer companies laud their knowledge over the less well-informed. People are made to feel uncomfortable because they don’t know their RAM from their ROM, or their floppy drive from their hard drive. I know what this is like from many other subjects (some of my friends do the same to me regarding mountain-biking, of which I know next to nothing but still enjoy) and I do my utmost to avoid making people feel bad just because they are starting something new.

I’m hoping to post items to this blog to help people with the sort of problems they shouldn’t have to call out a company and pay to get solved. Hopefully I can help people to solve the simple things themselves, and save money! If you have a particular problem you’d like me to cover, please let me know and I’ll do my best to help.