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Housekeeping your PC

                   Training Session




Patricia O’Brien                      3 May 2010
What are our Aims?




To know how to:

•Improve the Security of our PCs

•Improve Performance of our PCs


Patricia O’Bri...
First things First!




   Back up your important files!!!
microsoft.com/athome/security/update/howbackup.mspx




Patrici...
Security
We will learn how to:



•Set up Passwords and New Users

•Deal with Viruses and other nasties

•Install Kaspersk...
Set up Safe Passwords
and Add New Users
What is a strong password? See:
microsoft.com/athome/security/privacy/password.msp...
Which Versions of Windows
and Office are running?
To find out which version of Windows is installed:


•     Click on Star...
Install Kaspersky
(virus checker and firewall)


Download the application and get step by step
installation instructions f...
Spyware


Go to:


 sussex.ac.uk/its/ws/software/virusspyware


To install Ad-aware and SpyBot



For more information go ...
Update the Operating System


Install the latest Service Pack first, Service Packs are HUGE.
Instead of downloading them, ...
Automatic updates with
XP + Service Pack 2

• Click Start and then click Control Panel.


• Double-click Security Center. ...
Extra downloads for Office


Go to:


 office.microsoft.com/ProductUpdates/




Patricia O’Brien                        3 ...
Install Mulberry


How to access your Sussex email:


 sussex.ac.uk/its/email/sussexemail



Downloading the Mulberry E-Ma...
Time for a Break!




Patricia O’Brien             3 May 2010
Performance
We will learn how to:

   •Delete Temporary Files
   •Empty the Recycle Bin
   •Use Disk Clean Up
   •Defragme...
Delete Temporary Files

To improve the performance of your computer you should
regularly remove temporary files.


To dele...
Emptying the Recycle Bin



•Double click the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop


•Check the listed files are no longer requ...
Use Disk Clean Up


•Click Start/programs
•Select Accessories/system tools
•Select Disk Cleanup
•Select the tick boxes to ...
Defragment the hard disk


•Select Start/programs

•Select Accessories/system tools

•Select Disk Defragmenter

•Click Ana...
Checking the Hard Disk
for Errors
  •    Select My Computer
  •    Select the local disk (C:)
  •    On the file menu, cli...
Remove Unused Programs



•Select Start/Control Panel

•Select Add/Remove Programs

•Select the program you wish to remove...
Any questions?




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  1. 1. Housekeeping your PC Training Session Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  2. 2. What are our Aims? To know how to: •Improve the Security of our PCs •Improve Performance of our PCs Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  3. 3. First things First! Back up your important files!!! microsoft.com/athome/security/update/howbackup.mspx Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  4. 4. Security We will learn how to: •Set up Passwords and New Users •Deal with Viruses and other nasties •Install Kaspersky (virus checker and firewall) •Update the Operating System and Office •Install Mulberry Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  5. 5. Set up Safe Passwords and Add New Users What is a strong password? See: microsoft.com/athome/security/privacy/password.mspx To set up or change User accounts: •Click Start/Control Panel and select User Accounts •Then select the required option to: •Set or change passwords or create new user accounts NOTE: Only set Computer Administrator rights for users if they really need them! Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  6. 6. Which Versions of Windows and Office are running? To find out which version of Windows is installed: • Click on Start and choose Run • Type winver and click on OK To find out which version of Office is installed: • Start Word • Select the Help menu and choose About Microsoft Word Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  7. 7. Install Kaspersky (virus checker and firewall) Download the application and get step by step installation instructions from: sussex.ac.uk/its/facilites/software/ And select: Kaspersky anti-virus Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  8. 8. Spyware Go to: sussex.ac.uk/its/ws/software/virusspyware To install Ad-aware and SpyBot For more information go to: ncsu.edu/resnet/spyware/spyware.php Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  9. 9. Update the Operating System Install the latest Service Pack first, Service Packs are HUGE. Instead of downloading them, you can order a CD from: microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/default.mspx Then go to: update.microsoft.com And Click on Express to install the latest updates Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  10. 10. Automatic updates with XP + Service Pack 2 • Click Start and then click Control Panel. • Double-click Security Center. You should see a window that looks like the one below: Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  11. 11. Extra downloads for Office Go to: office.microsoft.com/ProductUpdates/ Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  12. 12. Install Mulberry How to access your Sussex email: sussex.ac.uk/its/email/sussexemail Downloading the Mulberry E-Mail client sussex.ac.uk/its/ws/mulberry/index Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  13. 13. Time for a Break! Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  14. 14. Performance We will learn how to: •Delete Temporary Files •Empty the Recycle Bin •Use Disk Clean Up •Defragment the hard disk •Check the hard disk for errors •Remove Unused Software •Manually Delete files Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  15. 15. Delete Temporary Files To improve the performance of your computer you should regularly remove temporary files. To delete Temporary Internet Files: •Start Internet Explorer •Select the Tools menu, and choose Internet Options •Under the General tab, click the Delete files button Use Start to find and delete other temporary files Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  16. 16. Emptying the Recycle Bin •Double click the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop •Check the listed files are no longer required •From the file menu select Empty Recycle Bin Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  17. 17. Use Disk Clean Up •Click Start/programs •Select Accessories/system tools •Select Disk Cleanup •Select the tick boxes to delete the following unused files: Temporary Internet Files Temporary Files Recycle bin •Click ok Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  18. 18. Defragment the hard disk •Select Start/programs •Select Accessories/system tools •Select Disk Defragmenter •Click Analyze •If the hard disk requires defragmenting •Select Defragment Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  19. 19. Checking the Hard Disk for Errors • Select My Computer • Select the local disk (C:) • On the file menu, click Properties • Click the Tools tab • Under Error-checking, click Check Now • Under Check disk options, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box. Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  20. 20. Remove Unused Programs •Select Start/Control Panel •Select Add/Remove Programs •Select the program you wish to remove •Click the Change/Remove button •If necessary, remove files or folders manually Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
  21. 21. Any questions? Patricia O’Brien 3 May 2010
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