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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


Ashby U3A Computer Group

315th Jan 2018
Computer Group
Six stalwarts turned out today.
Two significant tasks were either completed or set on their way to success.
Jane sat down with Steve and John H to set about assembling PowerPoint slides for her talk to the History Group on 'Finding the Foundling'. This involves her in acquiring pictures from different sources and assembling them into the necessary Folder for PowerPoint to use. Steve and John H guided her on the various ways this can be done, relevant to the different sources, such as email attachments, Web pics, screen grabs and so on. They were able to find an original photograph of Mozart conducting one of his symphonies. Well, that's what they said...
Colin from next door and John H had a go at helping John D delete an old copy of Windows 10 from his tablet. Not easy as the various menus indicated it wasn't there to be deleted, but the folders said it was. When the miscreant was located , it was found to be hiding in the Music folder, and moving it back into the Windows folder allowed a clean up to proceed.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 7th February at 2.00 pm at 16 Winchester Way.