Site Technical

Virus

Please make sure your virus definitions are kept up to date. Update every Monday morning is a good practice.

You have to purchase a subscription to use the live update.

For a manual update go to the links page of this website.

The size is currently 2.7mb. This will take 15 minutes to down-load on a modem and is updated over the weekend.

Backups

Virus and HDD failures will wipe your data forever!!! .

Backup all your data and check that it can be restored. Remember those local spreadsheets and documents.

Anti Virus

27/3

Norton has expired the Version 2 Win 95 and are no longer providing the updates on the net. (The NT version works) Start up

R/Click Start Open Programs Startup

These programs are always run when your computer loads. Each is running using memory and resources e.g. FASTFIND Create a new directory named startsav and move unwanted icons to this directory.

UPS

27/3

Uninterruptible Power supply

This is a mains voltage power source for a computer. In simplified terms there is a battery charger, a battery and a 230volt AC converter in the box supplied. The greater the VA rating the longer the computer will run without mains power. This gives a between 5 - 10 minutes to close down the computer.

New Hardware

27/3

Record your changes. Save your old hardware profile before adding the new driver. CP-System-HW Profile-Copy 000327-(YYMMDD)

If your additions fail you can return to the old configuration. The faulty driver / device can then be removed.

4/03 If you move your computer make sure the mains power lead is fully plugged in. Loose plugs blow up computer power supplies and other hardware.

4/03 If you are having electrical problems (computer hardware) check your mains power voltage. By law it must be  230 +/- 12v (5%).

4/03 Are your solar garden lights not working. Remove the rechargeable batteries and fully charge in an external charger.

4/03 When your car window screen fogs up, turn on the air-conditioning and blow cold air. As both the inside and out side are cold condensation can’t form.

6/03         Don’t reinstall or upgrade windows with-out advice. You will probably need all original application CD’s disks and download all driver’s for Windows XP.

6/03         Plan upgrades, budget for a test and training before you commit.

6/03         NEVER NEVER restore over a live file. Restore to a test system, check control totals and rename files or directories.

6/03         Have documented restore instructions.

6/03         Always have a test system to try out transactions .

6/03         Have a EOM (End of month) system to reprint statements.

6/03         The EOM system should be burnt to a CD and kept forever.

 

1/8            Murray & Roger will continue to support the NZA  product that has been purchased by MYOB.

1/8            LCD MONITORS  - Beware certain models May have manufacturer defects on arrival from new. These visible defects May be within “Manufacturers Specification”.

1/9            Infra red mouse will not work on some shiny surfaces. They need contrasting colours to make them work.

Norton is releasing a new anti virus update nearly every day at present. Update your anti virus definitions at least every Monday morning

April

Appoint a Co-ordininator for your site to liase with internal and external computer queries. Have a deputy.

Set up a computer file to record queries and keep supplier documents.

CD Writers are the preferred backup medium. XP does not automatically write data to the CD writer.

Restore your backup to a test system to verify the operation and data.

Set up a End of Month checklist which includes the restore test.

March

Murray has spent the majority of his time last year implementing larger installations. The last two have been a 33-user distribution site and a 10-user manufacturing site. These implementations, because of their complexity, require project planning and take several months to complete.

CD writers. These are now the most economic form of backup but the backup must be checked for validity and a test restored.

Virus. Please make sure your virus definitions are kept up to date. Update every Monday morning is a good practice.

You have to purchase a subscription to use the live update.

For a manual update go to the links page of this website.

The size is currently 2.7mb. This will take 15 minutes to down-load on a modem and is updated over the weekend.

Backups. Virus and HDD failures will wipe your data forever!!! .

Backup all your data and check that it can be restored.

Remember those local spreadsheets and documents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Windows 7

We now installing computers with Windows 7 Professional and hardware Virtualization Technology. These computers are working well.

The computers can all run XP Mode.

The extra cost of the hardware and  Windows 7 Professional is paid back in ease of installation and options.

Our policy is not to install computers without Windows 7 Professional and hardware Virtualization Technology.

XP professional  computers will continue to be installed.

Vista computers with problems need to be upgraded to Windows 7 Pro.

 

Virtualization Technology. Only certain processors will run XP mode.

We suggest only to purchase computers that run Intel or AMD XP mode. Your special old programs that work under XP May  continue to work.

The list of processors.