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It also makes good sense to have a back up system. A desktop and laptop, two desktops or two laptops are combinations to consider.
The key to a happy back up computer plan is to keep Both systems updated. If you don't, then you may not only have the security system to update, that needs a restart, you will most likely have a Windows update that can take well over an hour.
After days of non-use the back-up computer horror that happened to me today: Security update ran without a problem. On the restart, Windows update shoves in. Over an hour later, I can finally use the system. Problem: Norton won't open. I don't recall that happening before. Check this, check that. Read this, read that. Norton Chat, Email. Install. Update...error code auto fix. Minutes later, Norton opens, working fine. System working as well as I can tell. Then, for an extra laugh, I accidentally deleted a device from the security. The error is quickly corrected.
Why after the Windows update Norton didn't open is a mystery. I see from searching the Internet, the problem isn't new.
In summary, keep all your devices, phones, tablets, desktop and laptops up to date on all the upgrades, especially the security system. If you have a relative or friend that has limits to activities and people, then consider talking to them about a computer with Internet access. Share your time helping them to adjust, and learn the positives, and, negatives of being online. Help Open the World for somebody.