Windows XP What’s Next?
Not ready to upgrade?
Take these steps
1) Update your Windows XP operating system. Go to Internet Explorer, Select Tools, Update Windows. After a few moments, Select Express. This may take a few minutes based on your Internet connection. Install the recommended updates. Once complete, reboot the computer. Go through these steps again and again until there are no additional updates.
2) Update your software by starting the each application. Most application offer an Update option under Help. If you don’t find this option, check the software updates on the manufacturers website.
3) Add a second browser. At an Internet search window, like Google.com, search for Google Chrome or Firefox Mozilla. Follow the prompts to install the software.
4) Uninstall Microsoft Outlook Express. Look carefully, only Outlook Express presents the biggest risks. If you have other versions of Outlook, continue to use them. How do you know. open Outlook, check the version under Help. To uninstall Outlook Express or any applications, go to Control Panel, then to Uninstall Programs. A complete list of installed programs will be displayed. Select them one at a time and Uninstall.
Ready to upgrade?
If you are able to purchase a new computer, decide how much you can afford. The minimum for a good PC is about $375. Shop around at the local superstores, at CDW, Dell, Newegg, and TigerDirect. These are all reputable places to purchase a computer or laptop. Purchase only when you are ready to begin using the computer, then don’t look at the ads, stores, or websites again. Technology mostly gets better and cheaper overtime. Know that you made a good decision when you did, and don’t fret that next week it will be better.
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As owner and Chief Technologist of IndyTeleData, Steve has been a life-long technology guru. He is excited to add Columnist for the Southsider Voice to his resume.