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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

18th November

A good team of 9 assembled today, although only two really had problems.
Peter needed more help in dealing with long, school photos. He wanted to scan them in to
his computer. The procedure was to scan them in one segment at a time. Edwin volunteered
to use his skills to stitch the segments together using Photoshop. This will have to be done
'off-line' and the results reported next time.
Alan Phillips is a new member. He has acquired a new laptop, and needs it to be able to
share files with his PC. The normal procedure seems to assume that the two computers
have different users; this is not Alan's case. He will need to use the Cloud to interwork his
two machines.
We helped him set up his new laptop on the internet, downloading the AVG free antivirus
software to protect him whilst he arranges for his MacAfee subscription on the main PC to be
enlarged to cover the laptop a well.
Alan will report next time.

We meet again on the 4 th December at 16 Winchester Way