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Chrome Book

(8 Posts)
Anniebach Sun 14-Jan-18 09:07:29

I recently bought one because I so dislike windows 10,

Not a good move, I don't understand the wretched thing .

Oh I miss windows 7

Anyone use a chrome book please?

Charleygirl Sun 14-Jan-18 12:38:12

Sorry Annie I have not. I am clinging on to Windows 8 but for how much longer I do not know.

tanith Sun 14-Jan-18 12:48:10

I think you need to sign in to a google account to use the Chrome book. That's as much as I know but if you look on utube there are tutorials there.

Anniebach Sun 14-Jan-18 14:15:22

I got as far as signing into google, under instructions from younger granddaughter, now I am baffled . I will look on utube.

Charley, I want windows 7 back

hildajenniJ Sun 14-Jan-18 14:20:19

I don't have a Chromebook but as I understand it, you use them like a tablet and install apps. I think I might like one, but at present can't afford it.

NanaMacGeek Sun 14-Jan-18 18:24:01

I don't know if it would help to think of the Chromebook as a computer, part of whose 'brain' (the hard drive where long term storage takes place) is in Google's cloud on the internet. Therefore, the only way for the Chromebook to work properly is for the Chrome browser to contact your reserved storage space in the Google cloud. (This is not strictly true, the Chromebook can work ofline but you need to download what you want to work on before going offline.) Chromebook requires you to contact Google, either by logging in and via any of the apps you download from the Playstore.

You will be able to read Microsoft documents but not write them using Word, Google provides alternative apps that will save docoments in a format that Word can read. You can save documents and photos on an external drive if you want but Google provides a certain amount of cloud storage free for the first 2 years, after that you will have to pay for it.

If I were you, I would take it one step at a time, decide which activity you want to carry out on the Chromebook (such as set up your calendar) and Google it, then follow the instructions. There is always help.

The Chromebook is a simple system but the way it works is different to Windows. You will never have to worry about antivirus and updates, Google takes care of that. I hope you soon get used to it.

Anniebach Sun 14-Jan-18 18:46:52

Thank you NanaMac x

Anniebach Sun 14-Jan-18 18:47:10

Thank you all who replied x