Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Computer and Internet Safety - Not Just for Writers Part 2

Last month, I wrote about the end of Microsoft’s support of Windows XP.  Since then, I found a few additional articles that my readers might find of interest.

Lifehacker provides information on upgrading your old computer. I tried doing that with mine and it did not turn out well. If you wish to keep your old computer, I suggest reading the following article:

However, I recommend buying a new computer. Clark Howard and Kim Komando offer some advice here 

What did you decide to do?

Happy writing!

Debbie A. Byrne has a B.S. in Mass Communication with a minor in History. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is working on her first children’s book.


  1. Debbie, great tips on internet and computer safety. I recently got a new laptop with Windows 8.1 and didn't need to change my router. But, I'm sure every situation is different. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You are welcome Karen! I am trying to keep up with the various issues regarding computers and the internet. We writers rely on them so much.


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