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Resetting Your Computer

Many times we do not know what to do when our computer fail to operate properly, normally fails are produced by a virus in our machine, today is very easy to install antivirus but is also very easy to have a new virus that our “free” antivirus cannot detect, it happened to me couple of times and the only solution for me is to reset everything.

Here just a few tips that have helped when I had to reset my laptops:

1. Even before you have a problem please have a back up of all your documents information, it is recommended to have a back up at least once a month when we talk about house computers, but if is an office computer you should do that once a week.

2. Whether you have your information saved or not I should recommend to make a new back up of everything that you may need, well do this if your computer allows you to do so.

3. Have ready all the programs that you want to install in your computer such as operative system, office tools, graphic design software, and most important the BIOS C.D. that contains all the drivers for your P.C. Well, today is not that difficult to find the drivers on internet but you need a bit of practice searching and installing them, also if we want our computer with windows 7 and if we have the DVD we normally can relax after the installation because Windows has a massive data base and it has most of the drivers for P.C. in the markets.

4. Choose the antivirus that is going to be installed in your computer.

5. Install the operative system and choose to have a second partition in your hard drive (here you can storage all the information afterwards) and right away your antivirus and then proceed installing the rest of the software.

6. Once you have all the programs ready in your computer you are ready to download the files that you have saved from your previous version of operative system but before you do that please allow your antivirus to search carefully for any virus, so you are not risking to have virus in your P.C.

I have experienced that after you reset your computer totally you are from that moment more careful when you download information, music or videos, all these because you do not really want to repeat the experience of saving all the information and installing everything again.

I hope this few tips help you when you decide to start over with your computer, we need to know that in this days without a computer we are like without clothes to dress.


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Always use an external drive. It will save you every time.

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  about 7 years ago
C4rmen  

It pays to be careful and the first thing to do it get that antivirus up and running. And absolutely have back up on removable drives. Good info again Sarah.

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  about 7 years ago
Barbara9  

thanks for the wonderful information

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  about 7 years ago

Use an external back up hard drive all the time, had problems before, been there done that. But if its external one can always take it with plug to another computer and continue working using the external drive.

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  about 7 years ago

Yes, you are right , I do prefer external drive instead of DVD.....

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  about 7 years ago

What do you think of using an external backup hard-drive?

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  about 7 years ago

It's the best option, but keep doing anti-virus check up!

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  about 7 years ago

Good idea and suggestions Sarahesposito

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  about 7 years ago
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