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Welcome to Mad Scientist Technologies

Mad Scientist Technologies is a technology solution provider based in Quincy, Illinois and has been serving west-central Illinois communities since 2001. Founded as a computer research and support center, Mad Scientist Technologies’ has grown to encompass many new and exciting areas of the technology field. Some of our services include: Computer Support and Repair, Data Management Services, Networking Services, Websites Development and Hosting Services, Business Solutions, IT Consulting, and much more…

We offer many support options to get your technology woes resolved in a timely manner, by our team of former system administrators and network engineers:

  • On-Premises Support
  • Remote Assistance Support
  • Telephone Support
  • Email Support
  • Online Resources

No matter what your technology problem is, we will find the right solution for You!

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Windows Vista Hotfix Support Ends Today

Today, April 11, 2017 marks the end of support for Windows Vista.

What does this mean? If you are still using Windows Vista, your computer will receive its last group of Windows Updates and will not see any future updates from Microsoft. Your Vista based computer will continue to work but you will not get any security patches.

Microsoft Windows Vista was released in early 2007 to the general public. Upon its release many reviewers and tech professionals panned Windows Vista, because of its higher system requirements and buggy drivers. However, Windows Vista built the base for Windows 7, which was hailed as a better Operating System.

Even though many may have hated Windows Vista, I found it a refreshing vision of Windows. I personally used Windows Vista for my primary operating system until Windows 8 arrived.

So, today I honor Windows Vista, for the improvements that it brought to the computing landscape. Which made many people’s computing experiences better for it, even if they didn’t know that at the time.

Poll Results: How Often Do You Replace Your Computer?

The results are mostly, in – for our current poll question.

How Often Do You Replace Your Computer?

We posed this question to our readers and passersby for over an year and we have decided to wrap this poll up. The results are as follows.

Answer# of Votes% of Votes
Yearly or Less22%
Every Other Year88%
Every Three Years1515%
Every Four Years2626%
When it Finally Quits Working3535%
Upgrades as Needed / Infinite1414%

Based on the results, most people will replace there computer when the machine finally fails. I don’t know if this means that the computer just stops working or when it just become so slow and unusable that it might as well have stopped working (As in cases of heavy spyware infections on Windows Based Machines). But that is a failure on my part in creating the poll.

A new poll will be up in a week or so. Until then, share your thoughts on this poll below in the comments!

World Backup Day 2014

World Backup Day 2014

Today is March 31, 2014 and it is World Backup Day!

What does that mean? Lets start with what is a backup. The World Backup Day organizers say it the best way:

A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.

Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

World Backup Day

So today, March 31, is the day of the year to bring awareness of the importance of making backups of your digital life.

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Windows XP Support Ends in less than 30 Days

Windows XP

If you heard about it or not, the end of Windows XP is now upon us – April 8, 2014. Yes, everyone’s (mostly) favorite operating system is just a few short weeks away from being put out to pasture. Thus ending one of the oddest events in Microsoft’s empire.

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Remote Support

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