Format Your Mac & Reinstall The Operating System

A clean install is a great thing to do to your mac computer , especially if you have just installed / updated one operating system on top of another , such as a move to Yosemite  First backup by using Time Machine : Time Machine Guide  Make sure you can access your backup ! Collect your programs if you need to reinstall them Make sure you know your Apple ID and password Erase the hard drive and reinstall the operating system : Format Guide  Check for updates at the App store ( sign in ) Open Migration Assistant from Utilities and recover your system : Recover Guide

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Facebook Privacy – iView – Backup – Online Backup For Your Photos

Facebook Privacy Notice  There are a new rush of Facebook privacy notices appearing that will do absolutely nothing to protect anything you do on Facebook Checkout this article : That Facebook Privacy Notice  Here is how to configure your privacy on Facebook : Privacy Basics Smartphone & Tablet Use By Children In 2013 the US Department of Health recommended that children under two years of age should not be in front of a screen at all, and over that age the maximum leisure screen time should be no more than two hours a day. Everything in moderation  I have seen children interviewed saying they use them for 4 hours or more at a time – with their parents approval  Back issues & neck issues , can develop with prolonged use They are not a baby sitting device  Internet Use By Children Over The Holidays  I get calls from parents saying “what can… Read More

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iTunes – Backup , Restore

iTunes is the dominant music software on my clients computers and I am constantly asked about: Backing up iTunes to an external hard drive Restoring iTunes to a new computer Moving iTunes to a new computer This link from Apple will help you and gives the answers whether you are on Windows or on a Ma Back Up Your iTunes Don’t forget to de-authorise iTunes from computers you will no longer use and also remember you can de-authorise all your computers once a year if you forget.

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10 Step Backup & Re-install Guide For Your Computer

If you are going to re- install your operating system on your Windows computer , from Windows XP – Windows 7 you need to follow a step by step system. Here is my system  1.BACKUP & ORGANISE Documents Photos Movies Music  iTunes Folder Emails Address Book Internet Favourites Organise Software Installation Discs & Keys 2.REINSTALL WINDOWS  Format and reinstall Windows  Via Installation disc Via Restore from factory setting which is usually activated at the boot menu 3.SETUP WINDOWS Setup computer via onscreen instructions  Keyboard / Location Check drivers for devices in System Hardware Note:Do not turn on Automatic updates yet 4.INTERNET Setup Internet access 5.WINDOWS UPDATE Go to Windows Update Select custom updates Install ALL updates – then reboot Return to custom updates and repeat above step Repeat until no more updates are left 6.ANTIVIRUS SOLUTION Install anti virus & make sure it is updated Reboot and check again for… Read More

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Should You Scan A Backup Before Restoring

If you have backed up all your data to an external hard drive and are restoring that data to your computer , especially a new computer , it may pay you to scan that data with an antivirus software in case you have accidentally backed up an infected file. In your backup you should have only backed up files not programs . Keep your backup to Documents Pictures Music Movies If you have downloaded programs then keep these separate from the above files and scan them.

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