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At Home Computer you really don’t have to know anything to get started. All the guides here are step by step tutorials written in plain English for people like you & me working from home.

At Home Computer Course

A series of computer guides linked together in a logical progression. Each page of the course builds upon the previous and leads onto the next.

At Home Computer Guides

Standalone computer guides to getting things done on your computer. Specifically written for the home computer owner.

Email clients.

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been looking at email and how we use it. And I was asked if I could write a simple guide to using email clients to handle our messages.

Blue @ symbol

An email client is just a fancy way of saying “a program to get your emails for you”.

That’s all an email client is.

In many ways, they are better than collecting your email through webmail (logging in to your account over the Internet) because they provide a consistent user interface.

If you’re using Yahoo, Outlook.com and Gmail, they all look a little different. But using a client, it’s always the same, because it’s always the same program. regardless of where the emails are coming from.

Windows Mail app is open. Text reads "How to set up Windows Mail App".

Windows Mail app icon. Text reads "How to use Windows Mail App. Windows 10 and 11".

Windows 11 Is Finally Released.

Windows 10 update page. "This PC doesn't currently meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11" is highlighted.

In October Microsoft released Windows 11. The good news is that it’s a free upgrade if you’ve already got Windows 10.

The bad news is that not many computers will qualify for the upgrade due to Microsoft imposing stringent hardware requirements. In fact, most PC’s older than 2 years will struggle to meet the requirements.

And that’s a crying shame because there are many, many computers out there that could easily run Windows 11.

Here at home computers, currently, only one of my machines can be upgraded to Windows 11 (without resorting to some jiggery-pokery) and I reckon there’s going to be an awful lot of people in the same boat as me.

So, if like me, your computer doesn’t match up to Microsoft’s idea of what a computer should be, what should you do? The answer, don’t worry about it.

Windows 11 doesn’t actually do anything that Windows 10 can’t do. In fact, underneath the fancy looks, it is Windows 10.

Sure, the Start button and menu have been moved from the left-hand corner of the Taskbar to the middle and when you open a program window, it has rounded corners instead of a sharp 90° angle.

Oh, and the Settings panel has been messed around with, so now you can’t find anything at all.

Windows 10 Updates Until 2025.

Currently, Windows 10 will continue to receive updates until 2025 and it’s the updates that are the important thing. Without the updates, your computer becomes ever more vulnerable to online threats, and so do you.

To see how to check your Windows 10 is up to date click here

If You Can,

Should You?

Windows 10 and Windows 11 desktops. Arrow pointing from one to the other. Text reads "Should you upgrade to Windows 11".

Assuming you’re one of the lucky ones that are offered the upgrade to Windows 11, should you take it right now?

Christmas Is Coming, Let’s Go Phishing.

Santa Claus with bag of presents climbing into a chimney pot.

Santa isn’t the only one getting busy at this time of year.

Scammers are working overtime around the world to help relieve you of your money.

Phishing scams are everywhere, on the phone, in text messages and of course, by email.

Be vigilant, be aware, never let your guard down.

Every phone call, text message or email is a suspect until proven otherwise.

Silhouette of boy fishing from end of a jetty. Text reads "What is Phishing?"

If you know how it works, you’re more likely to spot it.
Stay ahead of the game.

Email message and a person looking shocked. Text reads "I know xxxx is one of your password on day of hack".

This phishing scam is scary because the password quoted will be one that you’ve used.

Guides From The Computer Course.

Folder with files being looked at through magnifying glass
Chapter 1

Find Your Files

Find your files and folders with ease

Scissors and a pasting brush over a computer folder
Chapter 1

Cut & Paste

Move files and folders anywhere on your PC

Chapter 5

Backing Up

Save your important files

Chapter 2

Tag Your Photos

Add keywords to your pics

Chapter 2

Windows Accounts

All about the different types of accounts

Chapter 3

Downloading

We all need to do it sometimes

Chapter 3

Password Manager

How to save your passwords into Google Chrome

Chapter 4

Gmail

Insert pictures, links and attachments into Gmail emails

Latest at Home Computer Guides.

Print & Save Yahoo Emails

If you’re using Yahoo, this is for you.

How Does A VPN Work?

Just how do VPN’s keep your browsing private.

How To Use Youtube

Beginners guide to using YouTube.

Playing Music

If music be the food of..

Norton and Avast logo with a bag full of cash. Text reads " Norton buys Avast and AVG"

Do You Use Either Norton Or Avast?

Security giant Norton has taken over its biggest rival Avast. The deal is reported as being worth around $8 Billion.

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