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Windows - basic computer instruction

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It's important to have a basic knowledge of Windows to effectively use Legacy and do a little troubleshooting. To quote from the Legacy manual, "Our technical support staff can answer questions only about Legacy. Questions about Microsoft Windows... cannot be answered. For help with Windows, please consult your Windows user guide" (Legacy 8 User Guide, p. 283). There are all sorts of places where people can get that basic Windows instruction.

1. Local senior centers

2. Local public libraries

3. Local genealogy societies generally have a computer group where you might be able to learn the basics

4. SeniorNet has groups around the world for people age 50 and over (although some groups might let slightly younger people attend). Their website is

5. Continuing education programs at local colleges.

6. For online learning, take a look at

• Help for most Windows features is readily available on your computer.

1. Open the Start Menu in the lower left corner of your monitor.

2. Next click on the Help and Support button.

3. Type your question into the Windows Help and Support window and select the topic you need.