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    Windows operations, in general

    I need to take classes that show me how to remove (intelligently!!!!) software, make changes to the registry, and remove other unnecessary files without making a mess of my computer. What should I start with and what other classes should I look for? In my current level of knowledge, I use "System Restore" a lot! Thank you!

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    Re: Windows operations, in general

    Taking "classes" about computers is such a localized topic that you just about need to start by investigating local options. Someplace to start is a local "junior college" where sometimes computer classes are conducted on a non-credit basis on a variety of topics. Other places to check out are local computer clubs/user groups which often have training classes. You might have to join to get at the classes, but that's usually not a big deal. Speaking of joining, I don't know how old you are, but I have some experience with a national organization called SeniorNet which may have a unit in your locale. Local computer stores also sponsor classes but they may not have anything in the specific areas of which you asked. And on that point, my personal thought is that you'd be BEST served if you could find a friend/neighbor/relative whom you "trust" (as far as computer know-how) and work out an arrangement for once-a-week (or whatever) session, addressing some of your quite specific topics.

    You see the problem is that most computer classes are on topics like a particular piece of software, i.e. Word, or a generic topic like spreadsheets, or..... Well, I think you get the idea. And Good Luck in your search!

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    Re: Windows operations, in general

    Besides Big Al's good suggestions there might also be a potential in some Adult Education classes IF, repeat IF, they aren't for a specialized program as Al has pointed out.

    Also consider a good technical manual like "Windows- Inside and Out", from Microsoft Press or "Woodies Windows XP for Dummies". The latter being more basic , the former more technical type of reference.

    The there is the BEST way......experience in the school of hard knocks. <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Windows operations, in general

    You might also check with you local "genealogy groups".

    We have a Computing group within our Genealogy group. We try to help each other out with computing problems and present different programs and tricks at the meetings.

    One of the biggest thoughts, is if you did NOT install it do NOT remove it.
    You can list (here) the different programs that you want to remove and some one will help you out.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Windows operations, in general

    Computers have been knocking me about for some years, now, and I'm still dumb as ever when it comes to the innards of computers and how they work. I know how to mess up a computer real good and then not know what to do to fix it! :-)

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    Re: Windows operations, in general

    Well, scout around for some of the classes suggested but I think most of them will be software oriented, not hardware.
    Maybe the XP for Dummies book would be a good place to start and it does get very basic and easy to follow.
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