March 2006

Vol. 3, Issue 3
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Top Story of the Month
In this Issue…
Top Story of the Month The 5 W’s and H of computer backups The Strive for Five Contest Question Lets see if you are computer savvy Spiritual Word of the Month Growing Pains Customer of the Month Darlene Treadwell Company of the Month Silverline Specialtiesphone Tips of the Month Windows and MS Office Tips

The Three Primary Ways to Backup
By John C Dvorak, PC Magazine (www.pcmag.com)

There are three primary ways to backup: selective, incremental and full backup. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.
The most common form of backup is the selective backup which is usually done by hand. With selective backup, you simply select specific data and programs to backup. These are the ones that usually cannot be replaced if lost. Its fast and takes care of minor problems, should they occur.

Incremental backup usually requires a software package that you must buy or which is often obtained if you buy a large capacity external hard drive. The software makes a full backup at first then after that it only backs up the changed files. The advantage here is you don’t waste a lot of time repeating full backups. The full backup is a complete copy of the entire hard drive. It can be done by hand or with a software system. It is the most time consuming and is usually done overnight. Let’s look at these options in more detail.

SELECTIVE BACKUP
Determine the important Files on your hard disks and back them up onto writable CD’s or DVD’s or numerous tape backup systems that can be bought specifically for backup functions. Most recent computers come with a writable CD or DVD burner and these can be used to make a backup copy of important data. Be sure and store the backup disks offsite and someplace safe. (Safe deposit box at the bank.) The key to success here is to know where your data files are. If you have any uncertainty, you can backup the entire directories with the programs and the data files. It would be wise to do this with QuickBooks and your Email outlook file. Again, be sure and place your backup disks in a safe place in case of fire or natural disaster loss. It doesn’t do you much good to backup all your data only to have your office or house burn down with the backup files also in the fire. This is the risk you also take when your backups are done on a second hard drive or external hard drive hooked to your master computer.

INCREMENTAL BACKUP
Once you go through the trouble of backing up all the data files you need to copy, there is no reason to copy them over and over again each time you backup. The next time you only need to backup those files that have been

The Three Primary... (cont.)
changed. This is the incremental backup. Some backup software programs do this for you by marking the files that have backed up. When they see a file that isn’t marked they will back it up. You can do this too. If you backup once a week, you just note the date of the earlier backup and just copy the files modified or added after that date. If you think that this process is too cumbersome you might want to consider using a backup program that does this for you automatically. (www.han-soft.com)

Customer of the Month
This month we would like to congratulate

Darlene Treadwell
as the March KCC Customer of the month!

FULL BACKUP
With today’s computers doing a full backup usually requires a lot of writable DVD’s or a redundant hard drive. Essentially you are copying everything that is on the hard drive. For example, if you have 40 Gigabytes of files on your hard drive this would require about 10 Writable DVD’s. It is much faster and more effective to buy an inexpensive second hard drive and hook it to the machine and backup everything onto it. Some people call it “mirroring” or “cloning”. Traditionally full backups were done onto magnetic tapes and data cartridges. Quantum, Seagate, HP, Western Digital and others still have various forms of data cartridge systems available for small businesses. These tend to be expensive solutions but if you are archiving data as mentioned above, rather then merely backing up, this may be a good solution for you. In this case, the backed up data can be removed and stored. Expect to pay between $400 and $1600 for these drives. They usually come with specialized backup software designed for the equipment. Companies over 10 computers would use the full backup solution and a tape drive to do this every night. In April we will tackle how often you should backup, and the different types of backup systems that exist today.

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On Saturday February 24th, 2007, Kingdom 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 CONTEST 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. Here is the first of the 12 questions…

Q. What computer company did Steve Jobs get his idea of a mouse driven
Operating system from? Hint: go rent “Pirates of Silicon Valley”

Spiritual Word of the Month The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance
Be still, and know that I am God... — Psalm 46:10

Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. Perseverance means more than just hanging on, which may be only exposing our fear of letting go and falling. Perseverance is our supreme effort of refusing to believe that our hero is going to be conquered. Our greatest fear is not that we will be damned, but that somehow Jesus Christ will be defeated. Also, our fear is that the very things our Lord stood for— love, justice, forgiveness, and kindness among men— will not win out in the end and will represent an unattainable goal for us. Then there is the call to spiritual perseverance. A call not to hang on and do nothing, but to work deliberately, knowing with certainty that God will never be defeated. If our hopes seem to be experiencing disappointment right now, it simply means that they are being purified. Every hope or dream of the human mind will be fulfilled if it is noble and of God. But one of the greatest stresses in life is the stress of waiting for God. He brings fulfillment, "because you have kept My command to persevere . . ." ( Revelation 3:10 ). Continue to persevere spiritually.

Company of the Month

The company of the month is always recognized for providing the gift for the customer of the month. This month we would like to recognize SILVERLINE SPECIALTIES for providing the gift — a KCC branded stress squeeze phone so Darlene does not have to throw her real phone when she is frustrated. Silverline Specialties is the best if you need promotional products for trade shows, leave-behinds, or advertising for you product or service. Bonnie Silverman is the owner and she can be reached at www.silverlinespecialties.com or at (770) 579-1700.

Tips of the month
How to Change the Windows Logon Screensaver
When you start Windows, if you don't click a user name on the Welcome screen or press CTRL+ALT+DEL to log on if prompted, after ten minutes the default Windows logon screensaver will start. You can change this logon screensaver by editing the registry. Here's how: 1. Click Start | Run. 2. In the Open box, type: regedt32 or regedit. 3. Click OK. 4. n the registry editor, navigate to this key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop 5. In the right pane, double click SCRNSAVE.EXE. 6. Type the filename of the screensaver you want to use as the logon screensaver in the Value Data field of the Edit String dialog box. 7. Click OK. 8. Close the registry editor. Note that if the screensaver file is stored in a location other than the System32 folder, you must type the entire path in the Value Data field.

Microsoft Office How-to: Fast Navigation in Long Word Documents
To navigate longer Word documents, use the Edit/Go To command, or press F5. Word opens the Find and Replace dialog box with the Go To tab active. In the "Go to what" box, choose how you want to move -- to a page, line number, table, and so on. Your choice determines the display of the "Go to what" list. For example, if you select Line, Word displays "Enter line number." To move "absolutely" (for example, to go to Page 5 if you've selected to move by pages), enter 5. To use relative addressing (to go five pages forward), use +5. Word changes the label on the "Next" button to "Go To." Click on that button to make your move.

How to Print a Device Manager Report
You can print out the information about your hardware devices on your Windows XP computer by creating a report. Here's how: 1. Open Device Manager: In Control Panel, open the System applet and click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button. 2. To print info about a specific device, double click the device type and then click the specific device. 3. Click the Action menu and select Print. 4. In the Print dialog box, select Selected Class or Device in the Report Type box. You can also print a system summary, or a report for all devices and system summary.

How to Prevent Receiving of Files over an Infrared Wireless Link
You can configure a wireless link that uses infrared to enable or prevent receiving of files over the link. This is useful if you want to ensure that other computers can't use infrared to send files to your computer. 1. Click Start | Control Panel. 2. Click Wireless Link. 3. Under File Transfer, clear the checkbox that says "Allow others to send files to your computer using infrared communications." 4. Click OK.

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