Comparing the MaNova system to QuickBooks is like comparing a Lamborghini to a Pinto – there is no comparison!  We didn’t notice what we were missing until we made the change.  We needed something that would keep track of the entire repair process and manage our inventory efficiently and effectively.  We found this with MaNova.  We went from using paper service orders to going almost completely paperless in under a week!

Ryan Hardee,  a-i Computer Solutions

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Techniques you need for running a computer store

Most people imagine that running a computer store is easy and doesn't need much technical skills: as long as you're able to reinstall a windows and replace a hard drive, you'll be able to handle most of the repair jobs. That is not true when running a business, install a windows in 10 minutes and in 2 hours make much difference. For most repair shops, the two biggest costs are from your rent and the payroll for your technicians. There is not much you can do for rent amount once you signed the lease - that's a fixed cost, but for the payroll, the technician time, you could use some tools or techniques to save their time and improve their efficiency.

Our MaNova software can help you manage the daily operations, but won't help you to fix a computer. However, we do have a lot experience about how to fix a computer more efficiently which we'd like to share with you. It includes:

  • Boot from network, save time on finding your boot disk, also benefit for those new Ultra books or Netbooks without a optical drive.
  • Boot to network, install windows from images which saved on file server
  • Install Driver Automatically (You know how much time you spend on finding drivers)
  • OEM System Pre-Activation (How many times have you called Microsoft to activate a windows?)
  • Making your own All-In-One Boot Disk
  • Image tools, like Ghost, Image-X
  • Unattended Program installation

Beside the list above, there're a lot smaller things, like how to repair a bad sector on hard drive. Although, you can find those topic through Google, some times there are too many answers. We'll tell you the best based on our practices and experiences.