Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

PostPoints tips: Ease holiday tech troubleshooting

Few family gatherings these days seem complete without a "can you take a look at the computer?" request from a host to a guest. If you, as a guest, frequently find yourself asked to provide that tech support, remember to pack two extra things in your luggage--a spare, high-capacity USB flash drive and a spare HDMI cable. Use the first to carry copies of any large, recent system patches, then back up your host's most important data; the second can come in handy if any relatives get any new high-definition video equipment but (a not-uncommon occurrence) forget to buy the cable for it. If, on the other hand, you'll be the person asking for help, you can do tech-savvy relatives a favor by locating your original software CDs or DVDs and leaving them next to the computer, in case any of those programs need to be reinstalled.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  December 22, 2009; 9:02 AM ET
Categories:  Tips  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Snowbound but not offline
Next: No, Microsoft Word's not going to vanish on Jan. 11

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company