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#1 Autodidact7

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 08:18 PM

I hope this question is permitted.  I am 65 yrs. old, retired, and I am very, very, computer illiterate.  I would like to learn much more about computers.  I have recently purchased a CompTIA A+ guide to PCs text by Schmidt, c. 2012; I have no intention of pursuing certification - but, I do desire to learn more about computers.  My system is a 5 yr. old DELL with Windows 7.  This site was reccommended to me by a supergeek. 

 

Plz advise me of resources to investigate (without charge) to increase my knoledge about computers.  I am not able to afford textbooks, with the exception of the above text, or enroll in college courses.  Also, I am studing tutorials from a CompTia A+ w/s, as well as studying tutorials about hardware by codesand.

 

Please advise.

 

Thank you.

 

Jim


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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

G'day Jim, and :welcome: to BC !!

 

(you will find the edit button beside the multiquote button in the bottom right hand corner of your post......click on the edit button and remove your email address....much safer for you )

 

You have come to the right place to learn....personally I believe in the hands on approach. On THIS page, click on a forum that interests you.....eg...windows 7.....that will open to THIS page   .......on the top right hand side, you will see a box with "Follow this Forum "  written in it.   If you click on that and then click in the confirmation box it will send emails to your email inbox each time a new topic is opened in windows 7.

 

If you are interested in any of these topics....look for the  box in the right hand upper side, and click on it and the confirmation as well. Each time a reply is made to this topic...you will receive an email...and that will continue for as long as the topic is 'live'.

 

Choose as many or as few Forums as you like....if one starts to fall outside your interest area.....return to THIS page, and click on "unfollow this forum"....and the emails will stop.

 

Practise navigating around the site. The more familiar you are with the various forums and pages etc etc the more you will learn.

 

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Good luck,

 

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#3 Autodidact7

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 12:23 AM

G'day Jim, and :welcome: to BC !!

 

(you will find the edit button beside the multiquote button in the bottom right hand corner of your post......click on the edit button and remove your email address....much safer for you )

 

You have come to the right place to learn....personally I believe in the hands on approach. On THIS page, click on a forum that interests you.....eg...windows 7.....that will open to THIS page   .......on the top right hand side, you will see a box with "Follow this Forum "  written in it.   If you click on that and then click in the confirmation box it will send emails to your email inbox each time a new topic is opened in windows 7.

 

If you are interested in any of these topics....look for the  box in the right hand upper side, and click on it and the confirmation as well. Each time a reply is made to this topic...you will receive an email...and that will continue for as long as the topic is 'live'.

 

Choose as many or as few Forums as you like....if one starts to fall outside your interest area.....return to THIS page, and click on "unfollow this forum"....and the emails will stop.

 

Practise navigating around the site. The more familiar you are with the various forums and pages etc etc the more you will learn.

 

Following and reading the various topics is one of the fastest ways to learn.

 

Good luck,

 

Brian






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