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#1 misty woods

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 12:46 PM

Hello. I am of a certain age and almost clueless about this newfangled computer malarky so I am hoping to learn a few things here from you good people! Being rather slow on the uptake I hope if I do have any queries that they'll be answered as though I am a three year old spaniel. Cheers xxx

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 01:04 PM

Hi Misty - Glad I am no longer the only "new girl in town" - I'm also hoping I'll be able to learn more about computers. There's nothing like a little browse in my newly acquired "Laporte's PC Help Desk" to make me feel utterly inadequate. Maybe someone out there can tell me which book(s) I should have read before trying to read this one. I have read through most of my "Alan Simpson's Windows XP Bible," and that has been helpful, but large portions of it seem very basic. Is there an in-between book someone could recommend? Thanks loads! (I am also of a "certain" age and wish I could have been introduced to the computer age when I had more brain cells.)

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#3 tg1911

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 02:28 PM

Hello misty woods, and alburnus.
Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

misty woods,
You'll find we have a very patient bunch of members, here.
If you receive any replies to a question you have, that you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask for help.
We're here to offer help to the inexperienced, experienced, and everyone in between.

alburnus,
I can't recommend any books, but I can recommend a good place to start reading.
Our Tutorials are a wealth of information, in easy to understand language.
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 02:59 PM

Welcome to BC!
Couldn't say it any better than TG1911.
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:26 PM

Thanks for the welcome, guys - by the way, I love your chosen icons. I have to figure out how to do that - it looks fun.

I have been reading your tutorials, and they are helpful - thank you. I still am managing to complicate things for myself though. I'll slog through and eventually the things I am reading and learning will "sink in," and I'll be less frustrated. This environment is unfamiliar to me and I am not normally appreciate of most change, though I try to work deliberately against that, so I don't become too stodgy. It's hard work. :thumbsup: (Yes, I see your "smiley" icons - I'll get to that, eventually.)

It;s really helpful to read previous posts too.

Thanks again!

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:27 PM

Oh, another thing I learned - the smiley icons put themselves there for me - yikes - how will I ever keep up, if even the smiley guys are smarter than I am?!

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:34 PM

Hi my name is martin, been using PC's for years and just been 'discovered'
by SPYFALCON/ SKYFALCON bug. thanxxxxxxxx people out there.!!!!!!!!!
this has just turned my other PC to sludge. Have read on here how to get rid of it.
Could be a long night! I am reading on one PC and then transferring info to
other pc. Is ther a way to download info and programmes onto a floppy
to load onto other PC, cos' other PC does not internet load etc etc???
cheers martin HELP

#8 tg1911

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:37 PM

Oh, another thing I learned - the smiley icons put themselves there for me - yikes - how will I ever keep up, if even the smiley guys are smarter than I am?!

Patience alburnus, patience. :thumbsup:

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, martin-k.
Just copy the information to a floppy, and transfer it to the other computer.

Edited by tg1911, 13 February 2006 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 04:32 PM

Thanx tg1911 I thinkl the :thumbsup: helped. Thought I was going to go :flowers:
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 04:20 PM

:thumbsup: to BC! misty woods and martin-k.

Good Luck,
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Edited by yano, 23 February 2006 - 04:21 PM.





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