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Things to remember about your computer

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Most of us are running a Windows computer. Here are a few things to think about when setting up your computers.

1. Turn off all entergy settings and screensavers. If this is a laptop set it to full power all the time.

2. Set Windows Update to, Download but let me choose when to install. This way if there is a update that needs to reboot your pc, it will not happen during your show or when you don't want it to. You could unplug the network cable or turn off your wireless card to keep this from happening also.

3. If you have a password on your Windows account, remove it. This way if your pc reboots at anytime, it will not stop waiting for you to type in your password. The pc will reboot and if you have the LOR to begin at startup, the show will begin all by it's self without any human touching the PC.

I hope this helps anyone that may have had these problems or any newbie's that may be trying to figure out what is wrong.

Thanks to everyone for making the holidays special for the people around them. Everyone knows the world can always use more smiles.

Thanks

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Thanks about the computer sounds. I did say something about backing up in another post.

Thanks Guys

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Here is a idea about backing up your data.

If you have more than one computer in the house and have the hard drive space, copy the LOR folder to the other computer or a external hard drive. You could also burn everything to a DVD. I had a hard drive go belly up on me and recovery was as simple as reinstall the software and copy all of the data back into the LOR folder. Then all I had to do was reassociate the MP3's with the sequence, DONE.

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and you could use auto login if you have to use a password ( like with RemoteDesktop) by:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.
    Clear the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" check box, and then click Apply.
  3. In the Automatically Log On window, type the password in the Password box, and then retype the password in the Confirm Password box.
  4. Click OK to close the Automatically Log On window, and then click OK to close the User Accounts window.
then if the computer reboot it logins and start the show by itself.

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I also went into the BIOs and have my computer set to automatically turn back on after a power outage. That way if I am not home and the power hiccups, my computer will turn itself on once the power is restored. You can still do a standard shutdown when you want to.

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