'I thought I was too late to join the world of computers, but even though I was starting at the very beginning, I got to grips with it much more quickly than I expected.'


Starting to use a computer can feel like a visit to a foreign country – things look familiar but you can’t speak the language. Getting to grips with computers is much easier than learning a new language. Our guides will set you on the right path.

Getting started

Introductory guides to help beginners get going.

Choosing a computer

These guides will help you to make the right choice.

Using a computer

How to get going with your computer.

Windows 8

Essential explanations and step-by-step guides to the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.

Windows 10

All you need to know about Microsoft's latest operating system for PCs, Windows 10.