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Common Sense is not so common. IT would like to share a few ideas that have proven useful to the user community at AWC. If you have some common sense advise of your own, we'd love to hear about it. Please send your hints and tips to us in an .  
 

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Good Housekeeping

Back up BEFORE You Travel

Treasure Your Passwords

Safeguard Computer Settings

Double Check that Power Is On and Everything Is Connected

Shut Down the Wireless Network Connection when LAN Connected

Log off and Power down at Night

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Good Housekeeping

Don’t hang on to things you don’t need.

Don’t keep old files you are not using and will never use again.

Instead, move historical and obsolete data to a CD or DVD. Remember to delete the backup copy from the U:\, L:\, and/or S:\ drives.

 

Remove unwanted programs using the Add or Remove Programs utility in your PC’s Control Panel.


 

Only use AWC Licensed and Approved Software.

 

You are responsible for your data. Work smart to use data and systems to their best advantage.

 

 

 

Back up BEFORE You Travel

Plan ahead before you travel.

 

 

 

Treasure Your Passwords

Make a note of new passwords and keep them in a secured location.

 

 

 

Safeguard Computer Settings

IT Networks & Technologies recommends leaving the computer settings unchanged.

Many users experience problems that take a lot of time to resolve simply because they have changed the computer settings so that the PC is different from the way it was initially set up by IT PC Support.

As you move from PC to PC, either by using another user’s PC or by using one designated for group use, you will save time and energy if you leave these settings unchanged, and you’ll be able to adapt to a new computer when it’s time to upgrade.

 

 

 

Double Check that Power Is On and Everything Is Connected

We know it seems silly, but some users call for help only to find that the system power is off or that a cable is not plugged in properly.

Don’t let this happen to you.

When your system is acting up, it’s normal to feel frustrated and upset.

Take a minute to collect your thoughts and check for power and connections.

If you call for help with a system that is simply unplugged, you will feel embarrassment on top of the frustration you felt a minute before.

You’ll be glad that you took a minute to check the plugs prior to calling in a problem.

 

 

 

Shut Down the Wireless Network Connection when LAN Connected

There are several ways to disable the wireless network connection. Not all of these operations are available for all laptop systems.

Choose a process that is compatible with your configuration from the list below:

 

 

 

Log off and Power down at Night

Power down the computer and the monitor when you leave for the day.

 

 

 


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