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Windows XP - Home, Media, Professional

You know the old adage - if something seems too good to be true, it usually is? When we first heard of Reimage we thought it was another gimmicky, quick fix, that couldn't possibly work the way it says it does.

In an era when big companies like Best Buy's Geek Squad spend millions and millions of dollars extolling the virtues(?) of its sundry services, many folks with broken computers will simply pick up the phone and call Geek Squad or another heavily-advertised computer repair service. It's not until the repair is finished that the computer owner realizes how Geek Squad can afford all those cute(?) Volkswagens and that multi-gazillion-dollar ad budget.  The shock is the bill - if you have your computer repaired in your home it will cost $299.95 - if you lug it into a Best Buy near you, you'll pay $199.95. And what do you get for that much money? Well, let's take a look:

"Agent Work Time: 3 to 4 hours

A Geek Squad Agent will:

* Troubleshoot 1 computer using Geek Squad tools
* Repair any operating system issues (boot issues, blue screens, etc.) using Geek Squad tools
* Remove all viruses, spyware, malware and rootkits on the computer
* Apply AgentTweaks, modifications and all operating system critical updates
* Perform computer optimization
* Test operating system for proper functionality
* Provide you with an estimated cost for hardware repair(s) or upgrade(s) needed to provide a complete solution "

The above pricing information can be verified at Geek Squad's Web site here.

There is no way this should take 4 hours. Three hours is a stretch.  But, that's beside the point. For $300.00 you could darn-near buy a new, low-end computer. The real shame of this Geek Squad rip-off business is that people will call Geek Squad simply because they don't know who else to call and Geek Squad's enormous advertising budget has made "Geek Squad" a brand name. It used to be that products earned a reputation as a brand name by their quality - today companies can buy brand-name status and that's a shame. And something else. Many people who reach for the phone and call Geek Squad have older computers so, sometimes, the cost of repair at $299 is more than the computer is worth.

So, today, we're pleased to tell you that there's a viable computer repair option to Geek Squad that will cost you much less, won't require you to have strangers come into your home - or you to lug your computer to a Best Buy, and perform almost the same exact repair that a Geek Squad "technician" (and we use that term loosely) would. Only instead of taking three to four hours it will take between 20 and 30 minutes and cost you a lot less.

And because we like to be upfront with you, we'll tell you that we've applied for and have been granted affiliate status with Reimage which means if you use the service we get paid a commission. If you have a problem with us getting page you can cut us out of the picture by visiting the Reimage Web site - it won't cost you less but we won't get a penny. But we don't affiliate with products we haven't tested, reviewed or that don't work.

We've spent quite a lot of time evaluating Reimage because it sounded too good to be true. And it's not 100% perfect yet and the one-time repair charge, while not anywhere near Geek Squad's pricing, is not nearly as good of a deal as the three computer repair sessions for $79.95. That's a real bargain - less than $30 a repair? Compare it to Geek Squads one-time in-home repair of $299.95 for almost the exact same services.

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What is Reimage?

Reimage is a web-based service runs via an ActiveX control and repairs damaged Windows XP systems . It will remove viruses, adware, spyware, and other things that don't belong and replace things that do belong but which it finds are damaged or missing - things like drivers, registry keys and values, and important Windows system files that have become corrupted or have been accidentally deleted. Reimage repairs Windows XP PCs remotely over internet and specialized and even allows you to create a bootable CD in case you can't boot your Windows XP PC.

Reimage works by applying a set of predefined actions based upon its huge database the cornerstone of its patented technology it uses to repair XP systems. By referencing over 4 million registry and components, Reimage looks for components or objects that are missing, new objects or those changed by viruses, malware or other malicious software. In short it finds things that should be there but are missing and replaces them. And it finds things that shouldn't be there and removes them. Amazingly no user-data or important legitimate installed programs are affected - that means you won't lose anything. You can undo anything that Reimage changes and Reimage comes with a money-back guarantee.

It's amazing technology and based our trials, expert reviews and user reviews, Reimage offers you the opportunity to fix your Windows XP system at a fraction of the cost of Geek Squad or other computer repair services. Best of all you don't have strangers coming into your home and you don't have dismantle your computer setup to haul it somewhere else to have it fixed. And it takes only 30 minutes or less. If you want to learn more about Reimage, watch this short YouTube video.

It does seem to be too good to be true, but it does really work. It's certainly much cheaper, even if you opt for the one-time repair charge of $65.00, than Best Buy's outrageous $299 charge to basically the same thing that Reimage does. If you opt for the 3 PC repair option, you can repair use Reimage to repair your computer three times in one year - or you can use it to repair any three PCs - at anytime (in a one-year period) for $79.95 - which is an outrageously good deal - especially if you have more than one Windows XP PC or your family members have PCs in need of repair.

A couple more things:

Don't use Reimage for minor repairs. It's meant to be used when your computer is running poorly and when you would consider taking your computer into a repair shop or having someone come and fix it. It does work well for most people and if it doesn't do what it says it will do for you, you can get your money back. If you're thinking about formatting your computer and reinstalling Windows XP - then you really need to try Reimage first. They claim they can make your computer run like new - but that's a very subjective statement. We don't know about that - but it can repair most Windows XP systems in 30 minutes or less for a fraction of what you'd pay a PC tech.

Reimage is for Windows XP computers only. Support for Vista is coming, but not available yet.

Reimage is not a replacement for, nor is it intended to replace your anti-virus software, anti-spyware software, Registry Mechanic or anything else that helps you maintain and protect your computer. Think of Reimage as you would a computer repair technician - something you can use to repair a computer that is not working correctly. It does not replace nor is it intended to replace your security or maintenance software.

Reimage offers a "Free Scan". We are not fond of this approach but many use it. The scan is free and it may find problems with your PC, but they may be minor and not causing you any problems at all. In fact, almost every PC has some problems - but continues to work fairly well. If you're not having major problems with your computer - don't run the free scan. It may cause you to purchase a service you really don't need. If you are having problems with your XP computer - BSODs Blue Screens of Death), error messages all the time, programs that don't run properly, extremely slow startup and shutdown times, programs that take forever to start - i.e. major problems then by all means run the free scan. Keep in mind, though, to repair errors and fix your computer is not free. We just want to make that crystal clear.

And again, we want to point out that we have been approved as an affiliate of Reimage and we will receive a commission if you buy Reimage via the link below. But we only applied for affiliate status after we were convinced that Reimage could help many of you by repairing your Windows XP systems. Regardless of whether you use the link below and purchase a one use or three-use Reimage license, or visit their site directly - and we'll earn no commission - Reimage is a excellent choice to consider if your Windows XP system is in need of repair. Please consider it before calling Geek Squad - you'll save a ton of money and your Windows system will run much better.

Use the link below if your Windows XP computer needs serious professional repair. We'll get a commission, you'll pay the same price as if you went to Reimage directly - and we'll both be happy!

Reimage -  XP repair in minutes. Ultimate professional repair tool. No set-up, no loss of data or applications.

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