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The Computer Group

Leader:  John Howlett phone 01530 461774
Helpline: help.computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk


The Computer Group meets twice a month on the first Wednesday and third Monday of the month.

We are not all computer geeks, but we do have members who know something about most types of computer whether it is a Windows PC, an Apple Mac, an iPad or an Android tablet.
We also discuss how to look after the files, music or photos on your computer, how to make backups or how to copy them to DVD or all sorts of "interesting" problems.
One thing we can't do is undertake hardware repairs, but we might know someone who can!
So if there is something you don't understand about your computer, from the simplest to the more esoteric, come along and we'll see what we can do for you.
OR
We now have a new Computer Helpline so you can email us with any problems or questions. We can email you back, or better still, you can come along to the next meeting and someone should have worked out your problem and be able to talk you through it.

Send us details of your problem to help.computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk


Computer Group
1st Nov 2017
Seven computers arrived with a few problems to be solved.
Jane wanted to look at ways of managing her photos in Windows 10. We looked at editing them using the available tools, then saving copies rather than overwriting the original.
We also discussed the merits and uses of Optical versus Digital zoom on cameras
There was a side bar on downloading iTunes to enable connecting an iPad to a PC, it not being quite as straightforward as connecting to an Apple machine.
Jane needed to set up her scanner to connect to her PC. Suggestions were made and she will pursue this offline.
We helped Peter from next door to eliminate unwanted emails and to cope with controlling Windows 10 updates.
Finally, Bic was busy preparing a web page for a Justgiving campaign to raise funds for the Health Centre. The Webmaster and John H pitched in there with help.
We next meet on Monday 20th November at 16 Winchester Way at 2.00 pm.