She also insists on using Incredi Mail which I am not familiar with and has been erroring even though she has the paid version of that.
" The computer wants to update and says I must reboot! " (I have shown her endless times how to use the start menu but she seems to forget easily.
Maybe your brother was right and the net is a waste of time and money! The browser icon was circled and I had written under it Click here to get to the internet.
One thing you can do is check to see if anyone in her area offers FREE computer courses for seniors. Yeah I work with disabled people and I made a desktop like that because they would click the IE icon several times before it loaded and then that resulted in a slow computer.
She will be able to learn a lot by taking advantage of them. Mu mom however has learned the icons as I set up her computer the same as I have my netbook set up which she learned on.
After about 3 months, mom decided she did not want to use the computer anymore and the only time it got used was when she wanted to find out something when I was at her house. However my netbook is XP and hers is Win7 so a few changes.
I did that so that she could view the images larger due to her eye sight being very far sighted. Like an Irish man with a big rat walked into a bar. The man said, my daughter needs a mouse for her computer, so I had to chase one down this morning. It appears that Your problems might have been avoided or ameliorated by using a touch screen Windows 8 computer and putting the things She needs where they are on the screen at startup. Either way, Good Luck Roger She can start with the videos section there. Like an Irish man with a big rat walked into a bar. The man said, my daughter needs a mouse for her computer, so I had to chase one down this morning.
She knows the icons but mainly gets freaked out by anything that pops up. I looked and there are no computer classes during a time she can do it as she does not retire until 65 which is in 3 1/2 yrs. It appears that Your problems might have been avoided or ameliorated by using a touch screen Windows 8 computer and putting the things She needs where they are on the screen at startup. Either way, Good Luck Roger I had a feeling that was the case.
To be honest the first thing I did with Windows 8 was install Classic Shell so it runs like Windows 7.However for a Newbie I would have made sure to get a Touchscreen and not modify Windows 8.I didn't know where would be appropriate to post this as there are no errors or BSo D or anything like that. My mom was coming over to my place to use the net on my spare netbook but because of her eye sight she needed a bigger monitor. I do not let her register on Facebook because I feel she would fall for scams, as well as I have installed WOT and have taught her what the colours of the "donuts" mean. When she got a computer for internet use she was totally lost.We finally set her up at her apartment and now after years she has her own internet. Updates are done at 4am when I figure she won't be on the computer (she is on it a lot) but I have it not automatically reboot because she always has a lot of emails mid-post and not ready to send out and I don't know if Incredimail saves drafts or how as I don\t know that progam. She would call me and ask which button on the mouse to use.However this results in her calling me over and over again about the simpliest things such as "It says I have to update Java! I am trying to figure out an easier way as she gets frustrated easily and then goes on rants that sound like this: "Maybe I should not have gotten the internet. I finally put a piece of duct tape on the left click side and told her to click the duct tape. I made a screenshot of the wallpaper and edited it. I thought I already had it (she has the free version). So my question is, how do you set up a computer for someone like that to keep them safe yet not need thier interaction? Some seniors have an easy time of learning about computers and the internet. I had the same experience with my mother, who had used computers when she worked as a bookkeeper and account.