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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 between us we know something about most types of computer whether it is Windows, Apple Mac, iPad or Android.

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 if we can help.


Email our Computer Helpline with any problems or questions. We can email you back, or better still, you can come along to the next meeting and someone may 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

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16th May

There were seven of us today, with a series of problems to attend to.
Dorothy has problems with Google blocking her access to shopping sites. It seems that her VPN, installed as a security measure, has had the opposite effect! The advice seems to be to turn off the VPN setting in order to go shopping..
She also has a problem with BT, her email provider, making things difficult with her emails.
And finally, she has been finding it impossible to annotate or rename photos. It seems as if OneDrive has a folder named ‘Pictures’ and any search on the PC for pictures defaults, unknown to her, to that.
However, her photos are on her ‘C’ drive. She can now go ahead. She might use OneDrive for backup but needs to think about that.
Peter is making slow progress with his music, transferred form vinyl, to the laptop. Currently the results are sounding wavery as if under water. He worked on his setting to see if he can rectify the problem, and will report back on the results
John reported an inexplicable slow down in one of his AutoCAD drawings. That has been solved by removing a specific embedded element. If it can be reinstated more simply, he will do that.