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The Computer Group

Leader:  John Howlett - computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk - 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 at 2pm.

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


Future programme
DateTimeVenue

Wed 7th Nov2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 19th Nov2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Wed 5th Dec2:00 pm16 Winchester Way


3 October

We had five today but few problems.
John D reported that his PC is now merely reluctant to shut down, and has to be switched off manually. Apart from that it is working normally. He had disabled programmes not needed right then, although this caused a few problems initially.
Pete had a similar problem with a strange message coming up. But after shutting down and rebooting it went away.
There was a general discussion of the behaviour of Windows software and the different hardware technologies now around, including the performance of dual and quad core processors and of advanced graphic cards.