This is Your Final Warning….

Crying Man CartoonOK…OK, I admit that nothing terminal is going to happen to your computer (or you!) if you don’t upgrade to Windows 10 but one thing’s for sure, if you don’t accept the free upgrade before 29 July 2016, you will have to pay Microsoft at least $US109 for the privilege when you finally realise the world’s leaving you behind!

Of course, if you’re planning on replacing your old clunker laptop/desktop in the very near future (ie this year!), upgrading to Win 10 is a bit of waste of time but for everyone else….
T I M E   I S   R U N N I N G   O U T ! ! !

I came across an excellent summary of facts (with a little positive spin thrown in for good measure) on the internet recently and I want to share it with you.

Here are my Top 10 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10 right nowContinue reading

The Waiting is Over – It’s Time to Upgrade!

Confession: I’m a Windows 10 fan! I’ve been using it since September 2015 and I have absolutely no complaints about it. It’s easy to use, easy to navigate, packed with features and 100% better than Windows 8….and it was free! I even like MS Edge, the new browser – how sad is that!! Of course there are a few things which could be improved in Windows 10 but that’s nothing unusual for Microsoft software and certainly not cause to criticise what appears to be the most robustly created Windows Operating System ever. Heck, it even runs well on older ex-Windows 7 machines with 2Gb memory.

What really concerns me though is that the July 29th free upgrade deadline is fast approaching and there are still a lot of members out there who haven’t upgraded for whatever reason. Continue reading

Windows 10 Anniversary update

Windows 10 ScreenWindows 10 is nearly one year old come July and we expect an update to come out to all of you who have switched to 10 in the past nine months. The Update will be free for users [non-business] including those using W7 and 8, but not after July when you need to pay for an upgrade.

What can we expect to see in the birthday edition?

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Newsletter – February 2016

Open Days

Open Days are being held at the Learning Centre from 9.30am on Thursday the 11th and Saturday the 13th Feb. Come along and speak to us regarding which is the best course to suit your needs and sign up on the day. And invite your non-member friends. We will be promoting our Open Days at Coastlands and the Waikanae Library on Tuesday 9th Feb.


Courses being run this term are as follows: Introduction to Computers, Managing the Data on your PC, Managing and Editing Photos, Introduction to Word, Introduction to Internet Banking, Email, What Can I do on the Internet, iPad Basics and Android Tablets for Beginners. Plus the usual workshops: How do I, Q and A, iPad and Android tablet/phones. Two Special Interest Groups have been set up: Apple Mac and Digital Photography if you are interested come along to the open days or phone
Teresa (04) 298 3132.

Windows 10 Upgrade

Win 10 BackgroundHave you upgraded to Windows 10 yet or are you still a little nervous about the process – why not come and discuss it with the experts on the Open Days. We’ve upgraded all the computers in The Learning Centre to Windows 10 without incident so we can now offer our members Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 to use during our courses. We are holding Windows 10 Introduction Courses this term so you can see the Upgrade Process for yourself as well as get some hand’s-on practice with Windows 10 on our Learning Centre PCs. We are also in the process of upgrading all our courses to run on Windows 10.


We are always on the lookout for more tutors so why not contact Kuini at here or come along to one of the open days and discuss with other tutors who will be there.   Neighbourly

We have recently joined as a Community Organization and will be using it to communicate with the wider Kapiti Community. If you haven’t already joined  at why not sign up so you can see what we’re saying to your neighbours about SeniorNet.

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Have fun computing

Chairman Brian




Are you organised for 2016?

GrandparentsHow is your Christmas/New Year break going? Finished all the jobs you wanted to get done? Sick of the grandkids yet? Completed the upgrade of your PC/Laptop to Windows 10 yet? Feeling a little guilty about not getting organized for the next couple of months? ….I suspect you’re not alone there!

SeniorNet has an excellent programme planned for Term 1 of 2016 and if you’re quick you might be able to book a spot on one of our upcoming courses. Click here to see our latest Course and Workshop Timetable and start planning your time around some further education. Continue reading