I recently had to set up a new computer for my wife Alison. Whilst the set up of the iMac was fairly easy to do, I needed access to all the various usernames and passwords to set up email accounts and log-ins for our main websites and blogs.
Unfortunately her old PC had died a few weeks before, we had back ups of all the data files, but all the email address details etc were on bits of paper and in my head!
So I decided to solve this problem with some pages in my A5 Filofax, and below are the results of a mornings work.
Whilst you might not understand all the terminology, don't worry about that because if you are giving these details to a technician or servicing person, they will be very pleased with the level of detail you have recorded on these sheets and it will be quicker for them to set up your new machine or to fix a problem. Or ask them to fill in the details for you, so you have a separate record of the settings.
I also have a sheet for recording log-ins for various websites... and remember to change your passwords every so often and to use a mix of characters.