Basic Skills Development

Guide on the Side provides expert instruction on how to:

  • password protect your computer and files.
  • backup your entire computer to protect against catastrophic failure.
  • restore your system to a previous date (typically used to recover from corrupt files).
  • use remote assistance and learn why it is sometimes needed.
  • install, use and keep updated an effective computer security service.
  • install other software programs.
  • create a music or video CD / DVD using your system media package.
  • scan, print and/or fax, using your printer and/or computer and network.
  • efficiently manage files; save and store personal items, such as photo's, letters, and other documents.
  • use a flash memory drive; take your data with you, while you are away from home or the office.
  • set up and reset your internet access as required.
  • search for, review, and both securely and safely purchase items found on the Internet.
  • manage your Internet browser (e.g. avoid phishing; block unwanted pop-ups).
  • efficiently use your email program or webmail, reduce SPAM, send and receive attachments.
  • set up your email to advise your contacts you are away (e.g. vacation message).
  • locate relevant health-related social networks - give and share advice with peers worldwide.
  • achieve a great deal more success and satisfaction with your computer and related digital devices.
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