Google helps teach computer basics to parents

If your parents are old and just getting used to running a computer, this is one website which could help them. This site from Google is designed to help kids teach their parents and grand-parents about computer basics.

The website lets you select from more than 50 basic how-to videos for Windows and Mac computers and send them to your parents, grand-parents, elderly friends, senior citizens, or anyone else who you think could use a little help with the basics of comuters.

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The videos explain some very basic yet useful tasks, which many of us may take for granted, but which some may need help with; and include tutorials on how to copy-paste, change screensaver, make text bigger to read, create a strong password, etc.

Here is an example on how to change screensavers in Windows 7.

You can create a custom email, address it to you mom or dad, select the videos you want to attach and send it – all in a few clicks. The recipient will receive your mail with the link/s to the video tutorials you selected.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.