Computer Problems! I see Danny Burke of PC Magic as soon as a month to type out any issues on my laptop and to assist me transfer ahead with an web information product enterprise.
Danny spends most of his week rescuing enterprise house owners who’re having issues with their Computer Problems!
Last week I requested him for the recommendation he would give a enterprise proprietor who was having bother together with his laptop. This is the recommendation he gave me:
Keep issues easy in your laptop. Don’t use it for video games and many others. Just use it for enterprise. Danny finds that half his clients have brought on their very own issues by the extras they’ve downloaded from the web resembling:
Additional toolbars for web explorer.
Unnecessary utilities like web pace boosters which seldom work.
Eye sweet resembling wall paper changers, animated cats and many others
All most companies want is
- A base working system
- An e-mail consumer
- An internet browser
- An workplace suite
- A firewall and anti-virus system
Don’t obtain any previous stuff off the web. The extra stuff you place in your arduous disk, the extra seemingly it’s that you’ll have issues. Microsoft can’t test all of the totally different functions you would possibly obtain for compatibility.
Your first graphics bundle and one other graphics bundle would possibly battle over the file extensions. Try to stay with one bundle. Similar issues happen with music and video gamers which shouldn’t be on a enterprise system anyway until you might be in that subject.
Don’t improve until you could possibly title three good causes to improve. After Danny gave me this recommendation, I quite guiltily tried to improve my BT broadband service to the brand new mixed BT Yahoo broadband service.
Sure sufficient as quickly as I had put in the brand new service, issues began to go flawed. Things that had labored earlier than (like hyperlinks in emails) now not labored. I’m not blaming BT Yahoo.When I uninstalled the brand new service every thing began working once more.
Danny feedback: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” When you improve, the file codecs are generally totally different from the sooner variations of the software program. This means you can’t return to the sooner variations as a result of they do not recognise the brand new file format.
Do not assume that newer variations are higher than the sooner variations. All you’ve gotten finished is make the software program producer richer!
Have a firewall and virus checker and hold them updated
Back up your information. 90% of corporations who’ve a catastrophic information loss go bankrupt inside two years. You ought to have two copies of necessary information and three copies of important information saved in three totally different places.
One copy must be in a hearth protected off web site. This must be customary follow. You can’t belief Computer Problems. Sooner or later they’ll get you! If you do not again up, you might be an fool and deserve all you get!
Today I obtained this message from an ezine proprietor
A variety of you despatched me an advert this week, which
I had saved on my arduous drive and guess
My laptop crashed and I misplaced each one.
I’ve a backup laptop, however no adverts.
Please re-send your adverts so I can get them in
the Friday version.
Sorry for the difficulty.
The ezine proprietor is clearly a pleasant particular person however he might lose clients who have not received the time to resend their adverts. No one likes to repeat their efforts.
Maybe his laptop crashed as a result of he had damaged not solely the again up rule however a few of the different guidelines.
As a normal precept, use your machine and do not tinker with it. Once it’s working, go away it alone!