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Problems?

The "Problems?" courses will help you to deal with common computer problems and start to do things for yourself. 
You'll benefit most if you have basic keyboard & website skills  - but it's well worth having a go!  There's plenty of help on hand.

Printers/monitors & webcams find out how to install a new printer & which ones are the best buys - install monitors & webcams & adjust them - what to look for.
Troubleshooting Windows learn what the error messages that pop up really mean & know which ones to worry about - know what you should be doing regularly.
Backing up important data how to avoid losing treasured pictures and important documents if something goes wrong - look at alternatives & see which best for you.
Recovering from errors the basic things you should do now to deal with future problems - how to use useful programs in Windows & other software.
Recognise virus infections how to know if your computer has been infected - what you can do & know when you need support.
More about antivirus know the difference between a virus, worm, trojan etc. - how they spread - what damage they cause - where to find help & information
Change colours & text size learn how to increase the size of text on the internet & in other programs - try changing the colours used to help with dyslexia & vision
How the PC works know the names of parts of the computer, what they do & how they work together - learn more about the specifications required by different users & what upgrades are possible.
DIY basic upgrades how to add extra memory or a new hard drive to your computer - try installing new cards & drivers - practice on a demonstration machine.
Download/use StarOffice find out how to download a free version of StarOffice including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database - learn how to start using them & how to save files in Microsoft Office formats.