Today, we will be doing a recovery on a HP Mini model 110-3518cl. After plugging in the computer, switch on the power which is on the right side of the computer, hold down or press the ESC key.
You should see the starup Menu
F1 System information
F2 System Diagnostics
F9 Boot DeviceOptions
F10 BIOS Setup
F11 System Recovery
Once you press F11 you should see the Recovery Manager. There you will be given three choices.
The first box gives you the option to choose:
Microsoft System Restore
Minimized image Recovery
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You have brought that new computer home. Now after you have unpacked it, and began setting it up for use. your ready to take it for a spin on the internet highway. But wait, hold on there. So much of us never think about the security of our computer. Then when things go array, we want to blame the computer.
After you click on Recovery there are three options before you. We are going to choose for this operation “Create a Recovery Drive” After you make your choice, Click the bottom tab marked “Next” then insert the thumb drive and the partition will be transferred to the USB Drive.
The link below will give you some other options to choose from also.
The next step is to protect your investment by protecting it with software. The Internet is just full of programs that want you to believe they can make your computer run faster. That is not the case. Only more memory or a faster Processor.
One of the first programs that you want to install is a good Anti-Virus, if you are a Home User, there is free Anti-virus for you to use.
The next thing we want to look at is FoxitReader. This is a PDF(portable document format) that you can use in place of Adobe Reader. FoxitReader has been in the business for along time. The link below will get you to their website.
Stay away from PC cleaner, Optimizer pro the list goes on and on. There is so much garbage out there you have to be extra careful, so if you find something make sure you check what type of problems previous users have had with that program.
What you do when you have forgotten your password and you end up locked out of your computer? This is a dilemma nobody wants. So, now what do you do? Well, if your me, you create what is known as a password reset disk. I know you can just reinstall the operating system but, what fun is that. You have to reload all the programs and files that you have.
If you wish to know how to do this you can click on the link below for Windows XP:
Here: choose where you have your thumb drive inserted and click “NEXT”
Here: type in your current password.
The Next step is to place this thumb drive where you can get to it, should you ever need it.
To make a Password Reset Disk For windows 8.1 You will need to set up a local account .
Bring up the Charm Bar
Type in the search field User accounts> on the left side below “Tasks” on the link click “Create password reset disk” Insert a thumb drive into one of the USB Ports. Then go thru the prompt clicking “NEXT”, choose where you have your thumb drive inserted click “NEXT”. Then type in your current password, click” Finish” and now place this device where you can find it.
Today we are going to be talking about installing memory. To find out what kind of memory we have we want to head on over to crucial.com . Once at the website your want to click on the memory ram tab, when it opens up go down and to the right where you will see Compatibility tools, move down and click where it says system scanner. A box will open click the box to agree to terms and conditions.
Click the Crucial downloading Tool above. Click run. Scan in progress will appear, than it will show how many slots you have on the computer, how much memory is installed, what type of memory and what it recommends.
To add memory, we first want to make sure were wearing the “electric static discharge strap”.(it goes around your wrist and it will have an alligator clip attached with a cord. This will be after you unplug the computer.
Now when you install memory you want to have two of the same, make sure you don’t mix the memory use 2 sticks of 256 or 512 you don’t want to use 1 gigabyte and one stick of 512 everything has to be equal.
Carefully slide the memory sticks into the slots, there are notches on either side, when you push down the plastic clips will lock into place After your done, disconnect the “electric static discharge strap,” . Make sure the memory sticks are in the groove before you place the cover back on and then plug-in the computer. When you start the computer up,you should see on the display what memory was added.