Tip Number Deux
ALWAYS - NO EXCEPTIONS - create a new user when you change any hardware
ALWAYS - NO EXCEPTIONS - create a new user when you install a Nat upgrade
or new version.
take care of your system - defrag and ScanDisk a LOT. Delete temp
files, especially before installing new software.
NOT download/install any of the zillions of cute little utilities and animated
toys that are available everywhere on the net. Vireo are very real
possibilities and over writing of system dlls frequently happen that will
screw up programs that you need to get your work done. (if you do
anyway, at least keep a record of what they are and admit to tech support
that you did)
NOT tinker - if things work - don't fix them.
DO the easiest first - if things don't work - try rebooting your system
before changing anything - cures 90% of any of them problems I've ever
RUN "CLEAN & MEAN" - if 6), above, doesn't work - try removing everything
from your StartUp folder and chase down all other what-we-used-to-call-
TSRs-but-can't-any-longer-because-the-hall-monitors will-get-us and
turn them off. Turn them back on one at a time until you identify
which stupid "utility" that you didn't even know was running caused your
If 6), above, doesn't work - change only ONE thing at a time (and keep
a nice WRITTEN log of that ONE thing).
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