There can be any number of times when one might require computer support of one form or another. When you consider that more and more people around the world are now either owners of personal computers or have obtained greater ease of access to a personal computer – the reality is that the need for relevant education and support has only increased in direct if not greater proportion, as well.
Computer support is not only limited to the PC hardware, where a monitor, hard-drive or motherboard may be in question. Computer support also includes the operating system and all additional software. You need only browse the internet for available PC applications to get a glimpse at the enormous market for software support. If, for example, your accounting software requires an upgrade and you are told that the upgrade will only function under warranty if the operating system is of a certain version, then you can quickly understand how easily maintaining your computer functioning properly can get beyond the capability of the average, novice computer user.
Now, should the worst happen, and your computer is out of warranty and your hard drive crash – then you are looking at needed support in accessing all the trapped, or otherwise lost data in your hard drive, transferring it to your replacement computer and loading all the necessary and current software onto your replacement computer in order to access the data from your original, or previous computer. The importance and increasing need for adequate computer support is not a component of our growing dependence on computers that should be overlooked.
Computer users are thereby encouraged to carefully research their options when buying or upgrading their computer. This involves a careful study of the costs involved between the various options for computer support should help be required. Each computer user must also asses his ability to personally troubleshoot, should a problem arise.