Computer Know-How

Articles give instructions on how to perform various functions on a computer, and on also contains articles on subjects such as viruses and malware.

Backing up your computer - how and why
This articles addresses several basic questions about performing computer backups: Why should I back up my computer? What should I backup? ...
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Changing a read-only file
  Setting a file to read-only status helps you to protect the file from changes to the file's content or accidental deletion. If a file is set to r...
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM
Cleaning your computer display
Flat screen monitors, also called LCDs, require special care when cleaning: You can use a solution composed of 50% water and 50% rubbing alcohol (is...
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 10:36 AM
Finding out what operating system your Windows computer uses
Here are instructions for getting information about the operating system of your computer. 1.  Right-click on your Computer icon (usually a Win...
Tue, May 10, 2016 at 9:36 AM
Finding out what version of OS X you are using
From the Apple () menu, choose About This Mac. The About This Mac window shows your OS X version number. In the example below, OS X El Capitan is installed....
Tue, May 10, 2016 at 2:27 PM
Maintaining your Mac
While Macintosh computers require considerably less diagnostic maintenance than PCs, good practices in file organization, safeguarding data, and malware...
Tue, May 10, 2016 at 12:42 PM
Maintaining your Windows PC
Over time, you may notice that your computer isn’t running as smoothly or as quickly as it once did. There are many reasons why your computer’s perfor...
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 10:43 AM
Changing your Mac computer's password
When you change your Mac computer's password, you are ONLY changing it for your Mac computer. Your LOIS, myLesley and Lesley email password is not chang...
Wed, May 11, 2016 at 10:27 AM