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At Home Free Computer Course and Guides is the best way to learn to use your computer.

Here At Home Computers, I believe the best way to learn anything is by doing it.

So here we work together to get you moving. Just me, you, and your PC.

I'll lead and you'll follow. The steps are very easy to understand.

So we're working with each other, building the foundations. Each page in the course follows on from the previous page and leads to the next.

With the free At Home Computer Course, you're not alone.

computer course chapters.

Click the chapter button to quickly jump to the chapter your working on. or simply scroll down the page.

Chapter 1.

Absolute beginners. So you're just starting out eh.
Then start here.

Chapter 2.

You already have the Essential Skills.
Then this is for you.

Chapter 3.

Looking after your stuff.

Chapter 1.

essential skills.

This is the first chapter. Considered by many in the industry to be the best place to start.

start here

A little introduction to how this website works. Getting the best from the pictures & videos. An obvious place to start.

windows desktop

Since every time we turn on the computer, we end up at the Desktop, we'll take a quick tour & see how to set it up.

control a window size

Programs open inside what's called a window. It's how Windows gets its name. The clever thing is you can control the size & position of these windows.

Finding your files, your stuff, on a computer, can be difficult for beginners. But it doesn't have to be.


A place for everything & everything in its place. Folders just make sense to use.


How to save files, where you want them, so you can find them again later.

more about saving files

There's more than one way to save a file. And we need to be able to use this method.

opening files

How to open a file from within a program. It's so easy to do, you'll wonder why you're not doing it.


copy & paste

An absolute must have skill. It's so easy to do once you've done it a few times.

cut & paste

Sounds like Copy & Paste, and it is, but with one big difference. We'll look at how to Cut & Paste, and how it differs from Copy & Paste. It can be a real time saver.

select more than one file

Now your copying & cutting, you'll want to speed things up by selecting more than one file/folder at a time.


Chapter 2.

building on the basics

Chapter two. We're moving beyond the basic skills now. Hold onto your hats.

write a letter

The skills you'll learn & use in this seemingly simple task can't be overstated. And anyway, just occasionally, we'll need to send someone a letter.

how to download

Downloading is synonymous with computers & the Internet. And since your connected to the net, you'll have to know what you're doing when it comes to downloading.

file formats

The format is the way in which your computer saves your files. It can be tricky, but together, we'll make it easy.

uninstall a program

Essential to remove those troublesome programs that you don't use. Incredibly easy once you've had a go.

about e-mail

E-Mail, what can I say. It's at once brilliant and a burden. We'll look at how it works.


Chapter 3.


Chapter three. Anything could happen, so be prepared.

New Guide

To kick off the security chapter, we'll look at anti-virus programs.

about backups.

We need to talk about backing up. What is it? How can you do it?

back up your files to a USB stick

No matter how good your defenses, or how vigilant you are, it only takes a moment to get infected. Protect yourself from losing your most precious stuff by backing it up to a USB stick.

New Guide

Have you heard of phishing? What exactly is it? How does it work?