Thursday, November 23, 2023

Don’t Be a Turkey: Master Your PC Like a Pro

Have you ever felt like a “turkey” when using your personal computer?

Do you find yourself making the same mistakes over and over again? 

If so, you’re not alone. 

But don’t worry, here's are Cool Tips to avoid these common Turkey pitfalls and become a savvy Cool PC user.

1. Ignoring Updates

PC Turkey: Ignoring system and software updates. 

Cool Tip: Regularly update your system and software. 

Updates often contain important security patches and new features.

Here's how to do it.
  • For Windows, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
  • Click on ‘Check for updates’.
  • If updates are available, click ‘Install now’. 

2. Not Backing Up Data

PC Turkey: Not backing up important data. 

Cool Tip: Regularly backup your data. 

If your PC crashes and you haven’t backed up your data, you could lose all your photos, documents, and other important files.

Here's how to do it.
  • Connect an external hard drive to your PC.
  • Open the ‘Backup and Restore’ tool in the Control Panel.
  • Click on ‘Set up backup’, and follow the prompts.  

Don't Be a Dumb Turkey
fig. 1 - Don't Be a Dumb Turkey

3. Using Weak Passwords

PC Turkey: Using weak or same passwords for all accounts. 

Cool Tip: Use strong, unique passwords for each account. 

If a hacker cracks your password for one account, they could potentially gain access to all your accounts if you use the same password.

Here's how to do it.
  • Use a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • Don’t use personal information in your passwords.
  • Consider using a password manager. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


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