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How Do I? - the Apricot MS Series

The information provided in this section will guide you step-by-step through the processes often encountered by new users of the Apricot MS Series of consumer products. We will keep updating the information on these pages, as new items come along. Please check back often.

Add Hardware
This section focuses on the hardware aspects of your computer, Memory, Hard Disks, Printers, etc. and offers guidance on handling, installation and everyday maintenance.

Add Software
Generally, software is pretty easy to install - if you know what you need to do in the first place. We will discuss the general process of installing software, with references to software pre-installed onto your machine, as well as some top selling programs you may want to purchase.

Recover my machine
If you should ever need to completely recover your machine to its original shipped state - you will need to use your Recovery CD. In this section, we discuss the process of doing this, as well as providing guidance on precautions you can take to minimize loss.

Record Sounds
It may be quite obvious how you go about recording sounds - or it may not. There are a number of ways of doing this, and we will discuss these in detail.

Connect MIDI Instruments
Multimedia can be everything to everybody - but unless you know what goes where, it can be a big let down. This section aims to educate and stimulate you about various different aspects of multimedia, and what it can do for you!

Configure DOS games
Games have predominantly been targeted at MS-DOS customers, and only since the launch of Windows 95 have they really been used under Windows. Some games can require special configurations, which will be discussed here. We will also try to provide some useful hints and tips as well as links to some of the top game authoring companies.

Send & Receive faxes
In most cases, your computer can be used as a fax machine or ansaphone. It is probably true to say that the messaging software is not always as helpful as it could be either. In this section, we will cover the most common software applications used for these purposes and provide guidance on configuring, running and getting the most out of them.

Backup & Restore my computer
Though everybody talks about backing up your computer, there are few that actually do it. This section guides you through the process, step-by-step, and could at the end of the day save you a lot of time, effort and worry!


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