How to manage own computer?

  1. How to manage own computer?
    Do you have any good advice?
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  3. by   emily_mom
    What do you mean, exactly?

  4. by   renerian
    I am not sure what you mean either? Could you explain more fully. Maybe we can help you.

  5. by   a-rose
    Such as ¡°how to install software or to manage important files or to prevent virus¡-s attack etc.¡±
  6. by   Aussienurse2
    I still can't cut and paste, no help here, sorry. But good luck!
  7. by   kristi915
    Well, for preventing virus attacks I suggest Norton Antivirus.
  8. by   ChainedChaosRN
    Buy one of those "Idiot/Dummy" books. Worked for me a few years ago

    ...uhhhh...maybe I shouldn't admit that.
  9. by   prmenrs

    There is a series of books titled Complete Idiot's Guide to (things like computing or cooking or all sorts of things). They have a lot on cumputers.

    Don't feel insulted by the titles. It DOES NOT MEAN you are an "idiot". They just explain things in very simple terms. I don't know how easy they are to understand if English is not your first language.

    They can be found on or Barnes and Noble or any other book site.

    I have Norton's virus program, too. For installing programs, I just follow the directions on the package.
    Last edit by prmenrs on Jan 27, '03
  10. by   LaurieCRNP2002
    Another book series to consider is the "Dummy" series...."Internet for Dummies", "Windows for Dummies", etc. Like the "Complete Idiot's Guide" series, it is not intended to insult anyone, just provide clear, simple explanations. They also can be found at, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Waldenbooks, etc

    As far as installing programs, nowadays (at least for Windows), once you insert the CD into your drive, a lot of programs have "wizards" that walk you through the installation of the program step-by-step.

    Feel free to send me a private message/email if you have any further questions. Hopefully everything here will help you get started

    Newly minted MSN
  11. by   bewbew
    You should first up get get an anti-virus program, either buy one, ie: Norton or Mcafee, or get a good freebie, such as AVG.....

    You then should have a firewall to prevent hackers etc, again buy Norton, or try another good freebie, Zone Alarm.....

    To get rid of adware, get Adaware

    or try Spybot SD

    all the above sites will explain more about these programs.....

    You should also regulary scan your disks, if you have Windows this is called 'scandisk', under accessories--system tools......also 'defrag', again under 'system tools', or try free Diskeeper Lite, MUCH better, and faster.....

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Friendly Expert Computer Help - In Plain English

    Hope this helps.......
  12. by   a-rose
    Thank you very much!
    And how to manage important files to avoid being lost?
  13. by   prmenrs

    How do you plan to celebrate your New Year holiday? I hope you don't have to work!!
  14. by   eldernurse
    I am taking a non-credit course on how to run my computer. I have windows xp, a cd burner and a scanner. I can barely turn the thing on! It is offered by my Community College and it starts in February. I can't wait.