Here are some common resources for computer purchase, upgrade, setup, and repair.

Computer Purchase – Iowa City Area

Computer Upgrade

Computer Setup – Windows

  1. Microsoft Security Essentials
  2. Windows Live Essentials
  3. Microsoft Silverlight
  4. Adobe Flash
  5. Adobe Acrobat Reader
  6. Java Update
  7. Google Chrome
  8. Mozilla Firefox
  9. – A free Microsoft Office alternative.
  10. Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium – Full version of Microsoft Office at $99 per year for 5 computers with easy one-click install.


For all computers, it’s important to have an external backup drive with a backup that includes a complete image of the computer as well as your data files. The software for this is included in Windows Backup and Apple Time Machine backup systems.

Computer Repair & Virus Cleanup


The following antivirus programs are from the download service at CNET. When you visit the download page for each program, be sure to only click on the official download button (see example) and avoid ads that include a download button.

Note: It’s best to create a Maintenance user account that can be used for cleaning up your computer in the event of a virus.

Apple Resources