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June 2013 LCCU Meeting • Organize links, images, and files for your projects, trips, hobbies, etc. using Evernote notebooks. We’ll use a multiple laptop purchase project as an example. Judy Grindle will demo • We'll discuss backup strategies using the software built into the various versions of Windows. • We’ll answers members’ other questions: • How do you get rid of unwanted toolbars, search engines or home pages from your browser?
June 2013 LCCU MeetingEvernote Notebooks • Organize links, images, and files for your projects, trips, hobbies: • Download Evernote or use www.ninite.com to install. • Sign up for an Evernote account to save Notebooks online and synch Notebooks between computers, tablets & smart phones. • Notes may include text, links, images, attached documents & files, recorded audio . • Share notes or notebooks by email, by url, or to Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. • Premium version extend searches to contents of documents & PDFs.
June 2013 LCCU MeetingEvernote Notebooks • File, New Notebook; File, New Note. • View: Snippet view, etc. • Note: Share, Copy, Move. • Notes by (sequence), Search • Synch • Notebook: share, stack • URL for Judy’s Laptop Shopping Notebook: http://www.evernote.com/pub/judy_g58/laptopshopping .
June 2013 LCCU MeetingBackup Types • File & folder backup: Available in Windows XP Pro, and in all versions of Vista, 7 & 8, can be installed from system discs for XP Home. • System Image: Available in Window XP Pro, called “Automatic System Recovery Backup”, in Vista Business, Enterprise & Ultimate, called “Complete PC Backup”, and in all versions of Windows 7 as “System Image”. In Win 8 it’s available under “Windows 7 file recovery”. • File History: In Windows 8, saves files in libraries, desktop, contacts & favorites, backing up changes frequently (e.g. hourly).
June 2013 LCCU MeetingBackup Strategies • Windows Vista Home and XP Home – run file backup, full or incremental. • Windows XP Pro, Vista Business, Enterprise & Ultimate and all versions of Windows 7 - schedule file backup daily or weekly, backups after the first are incremental; create a system image at same time or monthly or quarterly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVif-1g7CB4 • Windows 8 – Backup with file history daily or as frequently as every 10 minutes, and make a system image every month or two.
June 2013 LCCU MeetingFile Backup How-To • Run file backup: • XP: All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Backup, Backup or Restore Wizard, Backup files and settings, My Documents and Settings, Type, Destination and Name, under Advanced, specify Normal or Incremental, Finish. • Vista: Control Panel, Backup and Restore Center, Backup Files, Set up automatic File Backup, select destination, files to backup, and how often. • Windows 7 file backup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_jih9HukwI
June 2013 LCCU MeetingImage Backup How-To • Vista - create a system image (not available in Vista Home): Control Panel, Backup and Restore Center, Complete PC Backup, select where to save the backup and which discs to include. • Windows 7 System Image Backup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3f4ag__8Cw and Restore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3Wrsfa89n4
June 2013 LCCU MeetingWin 7 Backup Reference • Search for “Ed Bott Chapter 11 Backup” and click the first link, for .pdf file from the book “Windows 7 Inside Out” . • How To Use Backup and Restore in Windows 7 from www.howtogeek.com
June 2013 LCCU MeetingBrowser Toolbars, Disabling • To disable the Toolbar in Internet Explorer: • Go to your Tools menu and select Internet Options. • Within the Programs, click on the Manage Add-Ons. • Select the Toolbar and then click Disable. • If you want to disable the Toolbar in FireFox: • Go to your Tools menu and Select Add-Ons. • Select and highlight the Toolbar. • Click the Disable button.
June 2013 LCCU MeetingBrowser Toolbars, Uninstalling • If you have the Windows 7 or Vista operating system: • Go to the Start Menu and select Control Panel. • Under Programs or Programs and Features click on Uninstall a program. • Select the Toolbar, then select Uninstall/Change and then, when prompted, click Yes or Uninstall. • If you have the Windows XP operating system: • Go to the Start Menu and select Control Panel. • Click the Add or Remove Programs icon. • Select the Toolbar, then click on the Remove or Change/Remove.
June 2013 LCCU MeetingBrowser Toolbars, Uninstalling • If you cannot delete the toolbar in add/remove programs: • Install & run Malwarebytes Anti-malware. • Install & run Comodo Cleaning Essentials.. • If all else fails: • Install “Hijack This” and create a log. • Post log on Bleeping Computer to get help identifying items to delete as HTJ does not discriminate between good & bad software. • Malwarebytes forum lists “Other groups authorized to help with HTJ logs”, if needed.
June 2013 LCCU MeetingBrowser Homepage, Changing • In Internet Explorer • Navigate to the desired home page(s) • select "Tools" , "Internet Options”, "General" tab. • Under Homepage, click “Use current” button. • In Firefox: • Navigate to the new desired home page(s). • Select Options, Options, General tab. • Click “Use current pages” button.
June 2013 LCCU MeetingBrowser Search Engine Removal • In Internet Explorer • select "Tools" , "Internet Options“, "General" tab • Under Search, click "Settings". • Select search engine and click Remove button. • In Firefox: • Click icon to left of search engine name and select “Manage Search Engines”. • Select search engine & click Remove button.