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Maintain Your Computer presentation

Page history last edited by William Straub 11 years, 6 months ago

Maintain Your Computer presentation -

Project work area




Working together using this wiki


Think of this wiki as a shared online whiteboard. Your entire group can share information using this wiki, making your research accessible to everyone. Play around with this wiki: Notice how you can add comments to a page, see what people have changed, and edit all the text.


Group members


  • Laura
  • Jen
  • William


Here are some of the basics of what we plan to present.

Laura will bring Mac. Jen will bring old hard drive to show people.


Pass out 3 x 5 cards (William will bring the cards). Ask what people are running for OS ? What they want to learn, problem they have/had? i.e. what do want us to cover?


I. security culture Laura-- think security, relate story of guy who lost not only his laptop, but also lost his only USB backup of his thesis, physical security as well as protecting data if stolen

Jen & William read cards - 5 - 10 minutes


II. backups -- William & all, strategies and techniques -20 minutes


esp. emphasize WebDav & using MyWebspace, USB sticks fail


III.gloss over external network security--mention access to free antivirus software and remind people to run a firewall and get software and security updates/patches -10 minutes ?


IV. hard disk performance -- checking for errors/scan disk and defragmenting-5-10


V. gloss over -- dusting/cleaning computer fans/heat fins and keyboards  -- emergencies/accidents 5 minutes

When it doubt, go to DO-IT.


Timing depends upon what people's initial questions are.

We need at least 5-10 minutes for questions.


Yes, this is probably more than we can fully covered, but it partially depends upon who shows up and what they need to learn.


Working Source Files


Poster, Adobe PDF format






 Poster, Adobe Illustrator format






Handouts for SLIS mailboxes, OpenOffice Draw format

handouts for peoples mailboxes6.odg





Slide show, rough draft, PowerPoint format

How To Keep Your Computer Running 2009 - 51.ppt



document to hand out to remind people what to do - updated





E-mail notification sent to Andrea

maintain your computer press release for Andrea-3.doc



 1/23/09 PowerPoint Update

lita-maintain your computer workshop.ppt

It's rough, and not terribly pretty, but it's a working draft. Let me know if you want me to make changes, or go ahead and edit/reupload.



1/28/09 PowerPoint update

lita-maintain_your_computer_workshop update- 112.ppt



Backup notes

 Notes on Backup strategies-4.doc





When should we meet?





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