Details of Technology Tips published in Community.com and other useful hints
An update on Superfast Broadband which is now available in most of the Sturminster Newton area.
Some people enquiring at the centre have been under the impression that their line
will be automatically upgraded, however the upgrade only happens when you order it
from your supplier and it usually involves a new hub. Typically it adds about £5
a month to charges but if you have not changed your contract in 2-
What speeds to expect: With ordinary broadband it was the distance from your house
to the actual telephone exchange that mattered, most of Sturminster gets around 10
Mbits/sec, but in parts of villages as low as 1-
Speeds above 10Mbits/sec are only really necessary for really heavy downloads (films,
iplayer etc), uploads (cloud storage, maintaining a web site), live TV, on-
SAVING PRINTER INK: Some fonts use significant less ink (or toner) than others. Compared to the most common TimesNewRoman or Ariel, the font Garamond used 28% less ink.
The stationers Ryman offer a free font saving 33% on the most common fonts. Search “ryman eco font”, go to the site and look for the download button in the top right corner of the page.
SYSTEM RESTORE: Should you download or install something that upsets your system, Windows has a Restore function that can restore all the system files to how they were on particular date (i.e. before the something that went wrong) – your personal files are not reverted.
This is not always switched on in Windows 10 because it needs significant disc space which some Windows phones and tablets do not have (but most laptops and desktops do have).
Once switched on, should something go wrong you can restore yourself or make it much easier for the Learning Centre or a professional to get your computer back to normal.
See also May 2016 article for backing up your personal files.
FILE HISTORY -
For most people the concept of Back-
In Windows 10 the concept of File History is introduced. As long as your back-
Full details of how to switch on and manage File History are in this PDF document.
Be aware that for the moment Microsoft confusingly use both terms BACKUP and FILE HISTORY in menus.
See also the February 2016 article for ability to recover SYSTEM (as opposed to personal) files.
Cloud Storage: Click the icon to read the full document on using cloud storage
1. Use cloud storage to access your files (most often pictures) from any computer whenever there is an Internet connection.
b. Access your files from any computer anywhere by logging into your cloud account
c. Set up an account to share files with family, friends or an organisation
2. Use Cloud Storage to back-
All about Passwords:
Which passwords are most important. How to choose strong passwords AND REMEMBER THEM! Please see this document for full details.
Expect a major upgrade (looks like and is a complete new installation) of Windows
10 during August/September -
Virtual Reality now in Sturminster
June 2017 Windows 10 Creator Edition
Microsoft started rolling out the “Creator” edition of Windows 10 in April. It is
effectively Windows 10.2 and is a major re-
Most users will not notice any difference to the look and feel, it is mostly about incorporating 3D, and virtual/augmented reality support within Windows. There is a more logical arrangement to Settings and the Edge browser has two new icons (top left) to manage tabs / web pages.
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