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#1 touse

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 07:19 PM

It's not that I'm too lazy to go through the tutorials, not at all. It's just that there are so many of them and often, when I pick one that is of interest to me I soon find myself confronted with a concept I'm not familiar with. Having to look it up, I start cross-reading etc only to end up with eight different tutorials opened and half of the compupedia. It can get ovverwhelming.

So, I like to go about it a bit more orderly and start from the very beginning. And maybe profit from the experience of readers who've been there?

What (specific) tutorials do you recommend I start out with? (Think of me as the noobiest of the noobs.) Something about the basic set-up of a computer maybe ...

Any suggestions?

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 11:16 PM

I guess I would read tutorials in this order, and if the tutorial is something you already know, then skim it and move to the next:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/safely-connecting-a-computer-to-the-internet/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/the-importance-of-disk-defragmentation/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-automatic-updates-explained/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/manually-remove-programs-from-add-remove-programs/

These are all very general topics about aspects of using your computer. You could then read the tutorials on using IE, or Firefox, using system restore for whatever version of Windows you have installed.
Once you learn the terminology, which I know can be off-putting, reading will become easier and easier. And don't hesitate to post questions here at BC because we all of us began when you are now.
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Posted 15 January 2005 - 04:01 AM

Thank you, jgweed!! Your list is a most welcome guideline. The first tutorial already provided me with some answers. I'll keep reading. Next, I shall want an internet connection of my own to play with (You couldn't provide one of those as well, could you?)

touse :thumbsup:




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