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    Basic Guide to using XP

    Christmas present time! (not for me I hasten to add!), my Dad (at 78) has just started using a laptop I gave my parents but he needs a guide that will hold his hand and guide him in very basic steps. Anyone come across a book that is very 'basic'. Seen the dummies guide but they always assume that the user will pick things up quickly and then jump into some more relatively compley stuff condeming the basics to the first chapter.

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    Is this xp pro? if it is set some settings through gpedit less things or more things cant do = less problems do this for starters

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    dummys guides are quite good and id lay odds xp ones are now cheap

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    Its not that he's having problems its just that he needs the basic help of how to do things. Got Logmein set up so that if he's got a problem I'm able to sort it out, but he just needs something to refer to as a guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Its not that he's having problems its just that he needs the basic help of how to do things. Got Logmein set up so that if he's got a problem I'm able to sort it out, but he just needs something to refer to as a guide.
    well wasnt thinking of problems just thought well less can go wrong, hmm could enrol for a little mini-class. well what he plans to do with the computer?

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    You could check with you local community centre. perhaps they have PC courses for seniors. They are cheap and hands-on

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    Thanks for the replies, he's already doing a simple all round PC course at the local community school, but from what he says its very simulated driven if you get what I mean, information, then multi choice questions, not very 'hands on' use which is why he's trying to put it to use at home. As for what he's going to do with it...the worlds his oyster, mainly the internet I think as he's a;ready been asking me what ebay is etc.

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    Wasn't there a version on linux released that was specially designed for 'older' beginners?

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