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My Latest Guest Post on SuccessIsMotion.com – Learn More About Your Computer

I am having fun alternating articles for SuccessIsMotion.  This is my Education Week.  There have been a lot of virus attacks and other computer issues lately, so I was inspired to share ways to learn more about your computer!

No matter what computers, laptops, or tablets that you have – it is important to keep learning about your system.

If you buy a brand new computer, you may have technical support included.  Take advantage of asking all your questions and learn what you can for free.

Once you have to pay for support, there are other options.

You can find independent computer consultants online for less cost than the computer company at times.  Make sure and check for references and reviews before you pay them or hire them!

Online chat rooms and email groups can be found for every operating system and question that you have.  “Geeks” can really enjoy helping others.  Use your search engine to find helpful boards and groups for your system and questions.

Check to see if there are any clubs that meet IRL – in real life! – in your area.  I have been working with computers since the 70’s and I still learn a lot of new stuff from my 15 year old nephew.  Never discount technical knowledge because the person is young!!  You might find something on meetup.com.

Do you have a community college nearby?  There might be credit and non-credit classes on hardware and software that would be helpful.  They might have a fun club, too.

Always look for videos to help with an issue.  So many smart people post tremendously helpful information on Youtube.

You will save so much money if you can learn more about your computer, the programs that you need, and the issues that come up.  Maintaining a “clean” system is key!

Make sure that you develop a maintenance program to deal with virus attacks and more!  Don’t spend a lot of money on software – find out what free systems have worked well for others.  Most likely you will do well with that.

Good Luck!

Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry

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  1. June 16, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Sweet friend, this is a much needed post. Those nasty bug people are getting more aggressive and smarter. It is important to learn all you can, and to check frequently for bugs. Thank you for this informative post.

    • June 17, 2012 at 12:23 am

      Thanks for being such a great supporter, Donna. You are so kind.

  2. June 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

    A clean system really is key. I’d say 75% of the time I have to fix a friends computer is not due to viruses but to all of the crazy amounts of stuff they’ve piled up on their own computers. It just breaks my heart to see someone pay a company hundred of dollars and have their computers MIA for something that could easily be fixed in 10 minutes given the knowledge.

  3. Michelle
    June 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    You’ve shared some great tips Sally!

  4. July 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Great one Sally, we also hook loads of devices to our computers, thumb drives, portable hard drives, flash drive, SD cards and our smart phones. Watch out for viruses, Trojan horses mal wares there too.

    • July 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Wonderful reminder, Eunice. Thanks so much!!

  5. August 17, 2012 at 8:06 am

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