Summer 2006 Vol.

1, Issue 5

In this Issue…
Top Story of the Month Your laptop has a battery, why not your desktop?! The Strive for Five Contest Question Lets see if you are computer savvy Spiritual Word of the Month Do we really need God around? FREE Software of the Month Spyware Doctor 4.0 Customer of the Month Katie Waxer, RSG Worldwide Recruiting Tips of the Month Windows and Outlook Express tips

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Batteries NOT included (Until now) By Eddie Hines
UPS usually means “What brown can do for you!” now the question is what electricity can do TO you. UPS stands for uninterrupted power supply. In other words, a battery for your desktop computer. When the power goes out in your home and you have a laptop, you notice that the laptop stays on? That’s because it has a battery inside of it that can lasts up to 3 hours depending on the computer model. That way you can still work even though there is no power. But for the poor desktop computer, once that power goes out its lights out for you work and your data. Sometimes a power outage can even damage your hard drive, peripherals and also your power supply. The reason for this is that your power supply in your computer depends on a CONSTANT flow of electricity flowing though it at 110 Watts of energy. If you flow gets interrupted suddenly, there is not alternate source that the computer can gets its energy from so it shuts off immediately. And I am not only talking about power outages either. What about brownouts, power surges, or a short in the electrical socket. Well lets explain what happens in each case with your computer and how a UPS can help protect you. A brownout is when the power drops sharply into your house but still stays on. Think of a garden hose that has a good flow of water going through it. If I put a kink in the hose to weaken the water supply (That’s what a brownout actually is), then the water flow will become stagnant. If my computer can only operate on a certain flow of electricity going into it, then the pc will get “sick” and stop working, thus damaging the internal parts. When a UPS senses that the upcoming flow of electricity will be less than expected, it will borrow energy from its reserves to make the computer believe the flow of power never changed thus saving the pc from any damage. Once the brownout is over then the UPS will go back to normal and letting the flow of power go to the computer. A power surge is when too much power comes through to the computer. That will instantly destroy the power supply of the computer and possible the hard drive. The UPS will act like a water dam and prevent excess power from getting to the computer. It will sort of eat up

CONTEST

On Saturday February 24th, 2007, Crown Computers will turn 5 years old! To celebrate we are going to have special events each month leading up to the big event…a big party and dinner to celebrate the 5 years. At that party a BIG prize will be given away. To help qualify people to win that BIG prize, each club member and person who have given over 5 referrals in the past 5 years get one ticket. The rest of the tickets will be given to the first five people that can answer the 12 trivia questions that we are going to ask, one a month. If you can email me with the RIGHT answer BEFORE the end of the month, you will get an additional ticket. For those who get it right within 24 hours of receiving this newsletter you get an additional gift mailed to you. Well good luck to all. Answer from June’s question: “Start me up”, Rolling Stones

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What is “Wi-Fi” short for?

Batteries NOT included.. (cont.)
the excess energy into its internal battery and only let what the pc feels is safe energy to get in. this problem plagues people living near mountains that have a lot of lightning so I recommend a UPS in these areas. Shorts in electrical sockets means that too many appliances are fighting for the same source and the socket explodes. A UPS can prevent this from affecting your computer but immediately stopping the bad flow of data from getting to the computer and turning on its own source of clean power and giving that to the PC for up to 1 hour depending on which UPS you buy. Home PCS usually use APC products that give 18 minutes worth of battery backup in case of a power loss and protection from brownouts and power surges. They usually cost $80 in retail stores Home offices and small corporate centers will use a stronger product that last up to 2 hours on no power. These retail for about $300. Whichever product you get rest assured that you and your data will be the better consumers for it.

Customer of the Month Spiritual Word of the Month
This month we would like to congratulate

Katie Waxer of Recruiter Solutions Group
as the July KCC Customer of the month!

Dependent on God’s Presence
Those who wait on the Lord . . . shall walk and not faint — Isaiah 40:31

There is no thrill for us in walking, yet it is the test for all of our steady and enduring qualities. To "walk and not faint" is the highest stretch possible as a measure of strength. The word walk is used in the Bible to express the character of a person— ". . . John . . . looking at Jesus as He walked. . . said, ’Behold the Lamb of God!’ " ( John 1:35-36 ). There is nothing abstract or obscure in the Bible; everything is vivid and real. God does not say, "Be spiritual," but He says, "Walk before Me. . ." ( Genesis 17:1 ). When we are in an unhealthy condition either physically or emotionally, we always look for thrills in life. In our physical life this leads to our efforts to counterfeit the work of the Holy Spirit; in our emotional life it leads to obsessions and to the destruction of our morality; and in our spiritual life, if we insist on pursuing only thrills, on mounting up "with wings like eagles" ( Isaiah 40:31 ), it will result in the destruction of our spirituality. Having the reality of God’s presence is not dependent on our being in a particular circumstance or place, but is only dependent on our determination to keep the Lord before us continually. Our problems arise when we refuse to place our trust in the reality of His presence. The experience the psalmist speaks of— "We will not fear, even though . . ." ( Psalm 46:2 )— will be ours once we are grounded on the truth of the reality of God’s presence, not just a simple awareness of it, but an understanding of the reality of it. Then we will exclaim, "He has been here all the time!" At critical moments in our lives it is necessary to ask God for guidance, but it should be unnecessary to be constantly saying, "Oh, Lord, direct me in this, and in that." Of course He will, and in fact, He is doing it already! If our everyday decisions are not according to His will, He will press through them, bringing restraint to our spirit. Then we must be quiet and wait for the direction of His presence.

Katie Waxer has been helping families for years by giving the tech-smart person in the household what they need- a good steady paycheck. Specializing in technical recruiting, RSG Worldwide, based in Alpharetta, has been one of the leaders in job placement in the technical field for 5 years. They have many heavy hitting clients looking for just the technical skills you possess from desktop support, to programming, to database management. If you would like to talk to Katie and her staff about getting a now tech job today, please contact her at the number below

(770) 521-8890 rsginfo@rsgworldwide.com www.rsgworldwide.com

FREE Software of the Month
Spyware Doctor 4.0 - What’s new in this release?
• New Instant Messenger (IM) Guard Tool A new OnGuard real-time protection tool, IM Guard, protects users of Instant Messaging applications such as MSN Messenger from access to any potentially malicious URLs received. Such URLs can lead to phishing sites or sites which attempt to exploit your web browser. • New Ability to remove challenging new threats designed to elude elimination Some recent malware infections are installed as drivers which protect themselves from removal and along with other installed drivers, are protected from deletion by the operating system. However, Spyware Doctor has the capability of removing these malicious driver threats. Spyware Doctor is also capable of removing threats that attempt to shut down the Spyware Doctor application itself. • New Enhanced Ignore List with added security features The Ignore List is used to prevent Spyware Doctor from detecting specific items that you wish to keep. However, some recent threats have been found to add themselves to the Ignore List in an attempt to compromise Spyware Doctor’s detection capabilities. Therefore, the security of the Ignore List has been enhanced and integrity checks implemented to prevent such threats from attempting to compromise Spyware Doctor’s effectiveness. • New Enhancements to scanning tools Spyware Doctor includes significant enhancements to its scanning tools. The Disk Scanner tool has the ability to detect and remove threats that attempt to avoid detection by using alternative character formatting. The Browser Activity Scanner is now also able to detect potentially malicious cookies stored by Mozilla Firefox web browser. • New A System Restore point feature Spyware Doctor provides the option of creating a Windows System Restore point prior to threat removal. This works as a supplementary feature to Spyware Doctor's own Quarantine and Restore features.

Tips of the month
How Do I Do a "Repair Installation"?
Configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive. For more information about how to do this, please refer to your computer's documentation or contact your computer manufacturer. Insert your Windows XP compact disc (CD) into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer. (You can also boot with a Windows 98/Me Startup disk with CD support and run WINNT.EXE in the I386 folder on the CD) When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD. When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. Do not select this option. On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup

Tips of the month (cont.)
Control Programs That Run at Startup
The best way to prevent a program from running at Startup, is to check the program's own options for a way to prevent this. Most good quality programs will provide an option for this. If you can't find the option there, click Start, Run and enter MSCONFIG. Go to the Startup tab, and uncheck the item there. This method is not always 100% successful. An example is a program that you do use, but you don't want running automatically. Some programs will check to see if the program's own options say it should run at Startup. If the program thinks its supposed to load at startup, it will re-create the auto run entry. A small utility that can help you determine where things are loading from is Startup Programs Tracker, which can be downloaded here.

Backup and Restore Your OE Mail, News and Settings
Manual Backup: Your safest bet is to move the OE Mail Store to a new folder, on a different partition, if available and export a few Registry keys to back up all your settings. 1) In Outlook Express, go to Tools, Options, Maintenance. Select the Store Folder button. Change the location of the OE Mail and News store folder to a drive/partition/folder that will not be affected by the uninstall or re-install. This is especially true if you plan to reformat the system drive. You will be prompted to log off/back on, or reboot, do so. For a small utility that will locate, and optionally open your mail store folder, click here (Find and Open the OE Mail Store) 2) Do a Find on *.wab and copy all WAB files to a folder on the same drive/partition you used in Step 1. This can even be the same folder that you moved the Mail Store to (recommended). 3) Open Regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WAB\WAB4\Wab File Name. Modify the value to point to the folder you copied your WAB file to. NOTE: If you only have one available partition, complete steps 1 through 3. Then backup the contents of the folder(s) that you moved the Mail Store and WAB files to. This can be to floppy media, CR-R/RW or whatever you prefer. 4) Now export the following 4 Registry keys to a location that will be available after your reinstall, or whatever (a floppy will work for the REG files). If you're going back to a Windows 9X OS, you need to ensure you select Win9x/NT4 in the Save as type pull down. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Account Manager HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WAB\WAB4\Wab File Name 5) Uninstall XP and/or reinstall your desired OS. NOTE: DO NOT open Outlook Express until you completed this procedure 6) Recreate the folder(s) you used in steps 1 and 2, making sure the path is the same. NOTE: If you were required to backup your Mail and WAB files to other media, you can restore them now. 7) Open Regedit and delete the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities key. 8) Locate the 4 REG files you exported in Step 3 and import them into the Registry. 9) Open OE and enjoy. Note: Your passwords for mail and news accounts will have to be reentered. These are not saved in the Registry.

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