Giving my old computer some TLC at GTT

“Giving my old computer some TLC” by GTT Volunteer, Vicky.

“With the help of the GTT Lab, I took apart my old computer, retrieved valued photographs and restored it to health!

It had laid abandoned behind the sofa for years – an old desktop with an outdated edition of Windows, gathering dust.

I was helped to repair it myself, this included unscrewing the back, blowing out the dust and ensuring things were able to work. It was the first time I’d ever looked inside a computer and there was a lot of dust in mine! “

Picture inside old dusty computer
Vicky’s old dusty computer


“Not only did I repair it, but I came away being able to identify the major parts inside and feeling like I’d learnt something. I truly believe that learning new things is so important for our wellbeing and confidence – at any age. I love the inclusive nature of GTT and their belief that anyone can learn with the right support.

My next mission is to update the operating system – with help of course.

Watch this space!! “

A Thank you to Steve Thompson from a student

I found Steve and the team to be friendly and very helpful. No problem explaining things over again – even if I went another time with the same question.
I was helped with the following:
· To reduce junk by downloading CCleaner
· How to go ‘incognito
· Obtaining insurance online
· Using a WiFi mouse
· Uninstall programs
· Help with Skype;
· Updating windows 10
I am sure I have missed some of the things with which I’ve needed help. It is good to know there is somewhere to go for advice.

Cheryll Pidd