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Installing and Upgrading Software

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Installing and Upgrading Software When do you upgrade: There are a number of reasons for upgrading software, generally the main reason is that the software has been improved or security problems have been addressed, or it offers new functionality. You may also install or update software when a new piece of hardware is installed in order to make it compatible. Other reasons may include software which is no longer supported by the manufacturer. If the software in question brings new functionality to the computer system in day to day life and makes that task easier, then you should consider updating. You also upgrade when you need to or when you want to upgrade or when your system is not working properly, existing software fails to run correctly and when additional functionality required. Sometimes, your pc crashes, freezes, your PC runs very slow, Having Problems Shutting down the computer and Shutting down applications and sometimes its shutdown while you are doing something or you may just get blank screen. If you find that you need more power in your machine and then you can upgrade your components, when your computer stops doing what you need it to do, then it is time to consider upgrading or replacing the computer. You upgrade when your existing system is not work properly, when you need new hardware or new software for your system and sometimes it may be company policy that you upgrade systems. You upgrade to fix programming bugs and security holes. Describe the potential prompt that initiate new or upgrade software: When you upgrade the software it might not work because it may not be suitable for the system specification, so in that situation you will need to upgrade the system to allow that software to work. Upgrading new software is used in computing and user electronics, generally meaning replacement of software with a newer version, in order to bring the system up to date to improve its characteristics. ...read more.

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But the wrong is probably with the operating system. This does not mean your computer is broken. It is just an error and you can recover errors. Your computer freeze up because - You might be running an older software program that is not compatible with your version of windows. If so, then you will need to upgrade. - A memory conflict might exist between applications or between an application and windows itself. Try running fewer programs at once or running problematic programs one at a time to avoid potential memory conflicts. - You might not have enough memory installed on your system. Upgrade the amount of memory in your PC. - You might not have enough free hard disk space on your computer. Delete any unnecessary files from your hard drive. - Your hard disk might be developing errors or bad sectors. Check your hard disk for errors. You can shut down all your programs that are running, if that doesn't work, press and hold down the power button on the front of your PC's system unit until your system shuts off. You can then start up your computer again; chances are everything will be working just fine. The worst thing that can happen to your computer is that it crashes, completely shuts down without any warning. You should always wait for 60 seconds after crashes before you turn to turn on your system again. This gives all the components time to settle down and in some cases reset themselves. After a short while press your system unit's "on" button, then your system will boot up normally. If something in your system goes bad, you can run system restore to set things right. Pick a restore point before the problem occurred(such as right before installation) and system restore will then undo any changes made to monitored files since the restore point was created. ...read more.

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The process of installation will begin. 4. The AVG Welcome screen will appear - click the Next button. 5. Read the Software License Agreement for AVG Anti-Virus and click the Accept button. 6. The next screen should check the system status of the computer - wait until it has finished. 7. On the next screen leave the default selections checked (Standard Installation) and click the Next button. 8. Next, verify the user name, or enter a new one and click the Next button. 9. On the Installation Summary screen, click the Finish button to begin installation. 10. Once the installation has finished, click the OK button to complete the installation process. Configuring AVG Anti-Virus 1. Once the installation has completed the First Run Wizard will start - click the Next button. 2. At the next screen click Check For Updates 3. Select the check box that is labelled. Do not ask for update source next time and click the Internet button to download updates. 4. You might see a Update Selection window appear, if so, click Update to begin the update process. 5. You should now see a progress window that shows the status of the updates being downloaded. 6. After the updates have completed, click the OK button. 7. The next window gives you an option to create a Rescue Disk, if you do not wish to do this, click the Next button. 8. The next screen allows users to configure the email scanner, to do this click Configure Email Scanner and follow the instructions, if not, click Next. 9. The next window to open allows the user to scan the computer for viruses, click the Scan Computer button or, if you choose not to scan for viruses at this time, click Next. 10. The next screen allows you to register AVG Anti-Virus; registration can be skipped by clicking "Next". 11. Click "Continue" to complete the configuration process. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ambreen Kauser ID: 354842 Unit: 23 BTEC NATIONALS IN ICT ...read more.

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