New PC Guidelines

Listed below are some general guidelines for maintaining your new PC and your data.

Backup

You should consider backing up all of your important computer data. At any given moment any electronic device can fail, leaving you without the data you depend on.

Our policy is to ask personnel to store ALL their data in their "My Documents" folder, even if the data is not a "document." So, in your "My Documents" folder you may have other folders that contain mathematical data, drawings, even email backups. See the help sheet regarding backing up your files for more information.

Backup Software

See the help sheet regarding backing up your files for more information.

Backup Media

You can back up your data to local DVD's, CD's, zip drives, USB drives, floppy disks and/or your remote network drive.

Be certain that the media is correct each time you back up locally. If you backup to CD/R, do not randomly put CD/RW or DVD disks in the drive for backup. This will either waste the capabilities of the disks or the disks may not record at all, leaving you with a false sense of security.

Manuals and Disks

Please put all manuals and installation disks in a safe place so they can be found readily in case your machine needs to be re-configured.

Spyware Protection

Windows Defender

Currently, Windows Defender is your first line of defense against software that can "steal" your identity and compromise your security as well as Kettering's.