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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.
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

Wed 4th Jul2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 16th Jul2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Wed 1st Aug2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 20th Aug2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Wed 5th Sep2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 17th Sep2:00 pm16 Winchester Way

6th June 2018

Six attended today and discussed a variety of topics.
Scanning and cropping several photos simultaneously. It is important to keep a clear space between pics on the platen, or the scanner cannot separate them. The distance varies with the type and size of scanner.
Restore points: A first restore point cannot be fixed earlier than the current date. After that it can be so long as it is not before the first point.
Scams. We discussed several types of scams, both via computer, phone and at the door. John H showed a short extract from East Midland Today TV in which a local specialist gave a presentation to a group of older people, one of whom was our very own Colin Ellis.
There was a general discussion on avionics and the difficulty of the military keeping up to date.
Finally, John H offered a copy of Steven Hawkings' 'A Brief History of Time' for those brave enough to tackle it.