At Home Computer Guides
Non techie, plain English guides to getting stuff done on your computer.
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As At Home Computer guides are added, they’ll appear here first. The guides aren’t from any particular section, just ordered by date.
Love it or loathe it, email is here to stay. Our lives are increasingly dependant on being able to access email. Virtually everything we do will require some form of email confirmation, booking or receipt. I’m hardly ever asked for my home address, but nearly always for my email address.
These email guides will, hopefully, serve to help you to get the most out of your email service, because you can do far more than send simple massages.
The email services I cover are the big 3. Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo.
How to add pictures, links & attachments to Yahoo Emails.
How to add pictures, links & attachments to Gmail Email.
How to add pictures, links & attachments to Outlook Emails.
Have all your messages from various email accounts delivered to just one inbox. Easy to do
When personal computers were first made available to the general public, they were a huge technological leap forward, but they simply didn’t have a use. Until the Internet was created. The ‘net is why we need PCs.
The Internet Guides section of At Home Computer will grow and grow. There is just so much out there to be discovered and shared.
Windows is the operating system that underpins your computer. Quite simply, it’s how you tell the machine what you want it to do. Master Windows and you master the machine.
Windows User Accounts
Windows User Accounts Explained. Create user accounts on your home computer. Microsoft & Local accounts. Administrator & Standard users
Show Image Thumbnails
Show thumbnails of your images (pictures) instead of file names when you open a folder. Your computer will often show you the file names…
How to setup a new computer. So you’ve unboxed it and plugged it in, now what? Read this guide to setting up your PC. Powering it on for the
remove Your Windows Password
How to remove the password from your Windows 10 account. Fed up with having to enter a password every time you start your computer?
File Explorer Is Missing
File Explorer often goes missing from your Taskbar. It’s such a useful link that we’ll need to replace it. Click the Start button..
Set The Correct Time On Your PC
How to manually set the time and date on your Windows 10 computer. Sometimes they just don’t know what day it is. Right click on the clock…
PC Audio Guides
Create music CDs that play on and on and on. The CDs will play in most modern Cd players. Perfect for long car journeys or lazy Sunday afternoons.
Easily copy your audio CD collection to your computer using Windows Media Player.
We’ve all got some music files that we copied years ago with Windows Media Player. Convert them to MP3 files.
Computer Networking Guides.
Here At Home Computers I often run into a problem that I’m sure you’ll have met if you’ve got more than 1 computer. The file I want, be it a picture, a document or piece of music, is on my other machine.
Obviously you could just grab a USB stick and transfer the files between computers like that. But there is a better way. Computer networking.
By networking your computers together, they’re able to talk to each other. Which means that you can access files that are on one machine from another. You could simply view that file, or you could edit it, or you could even transfer it to the computer you’re using.
These days there are lots of different ways to do it and so I’ve created a selection of networking guides to help you get setup.