Windows 11 !!! Yes you are seeing this right!

Ok so back in 2015 Micosoft said that Windows10 was going to be its final release and it would then just get updated ( not upgraded ) , well….Windows10 is set to retire in 2025 and say hello to Windows….11

One VERY clear change is currently the “Start” button is going to be in the centre of the taskbar, though hopefully there will be controls to move this to your preference.

Its going to be a free release ( not sure how long this period of free will last! )

More info here

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Update on site visits

If I can carry out any work via remote then it will be done that way.
The best option is the remote control / telephone support.
Any on site visits that I am carrying out I shall be wearing gloves ( and using other means of cleaning ) I can wear a face covering if required ( Though it often steams up my glasses! ), I prefer taking card payments ( as advised via guidelines ), cash is ok, cheques I am phasing out.
I truly hope this finds you well and look forwarding to either seeing you or talking on the phone.

Take care and keep safe.

Kindest Regards
Adrian @ Userfriendly

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Update 10th June 2020

Slowly making moves for more onsite visits, just waiting on some PPE to get here, however if I can still work remotely then that will be the prefered method, social distancing will of course need to be observed.

Payment methods are now either BACS / Card or if needs be cash, I am hoping to phase out cheques due to bank charges.

Thanks – Adrian

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Windows 10 Update STOP!

There are issues with the new windows 10 update, please do not install this update just yet

https://www.itpro.co.uk/operating-systems/microsoft-windows/355812/microsoft-warns-against-installing-windows-10-may-2020?_mout=1&utm_campaign=itpro_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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Update on how Userfriendly-Devon are open for business

Hi All,

Ok so not much has really changed after the recent announcement from the goverment, So here I am still in favour of ‘If I can do it remotely’ then thats how it will happen.

Anything that I can not do via remote control, I will collect the device(s) bring them back to the workshop, carefully clean and then carry out the work, and then bring the device(s) back ( after carefully cleaning again ) , In the local area I’ll not be charging for any time for collection and delivery.

This is to ensure that my cleints, family and myself are being kept as safe as possible.

Looking forward to when we can all safely go back to a new kind of normal!

Keep well and keep safe, and remember Adrian here at Userfriendly-Devon is still very much open for business.

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[ Another Update ] New Measures in place ( in red )

I am still open and able to fix your computer issues.

All but critical work can and will be carried out via remote assistance, either via remote control and/or telephone ( and other communications like Skype )


*Critical work – This will be accessed on a case by case system, please understand if its deemed that work will be carried out via remote then it means its a job that can be done that way*


The best option is the remote control / telephone support. 

Any on site critical visits that I am carrying out I shall be collecting the equipement ( please try and carefully clean it ) and I shall carry the work out back at base, and then return the hardware ( collection / delivery in local area will not be charged for ).

I am also currently only taking card payments ( as advised via guidelines ) 
I truly hope this finds you well and look forwarding to either seeing you or talking on the phone.

Take care and keep safe.

Kindest Regards
Adrian @ Userfriendly

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Update!

 I am still open and able to fix your computer issues.

All but critical work can and will be carried out via remote assistance, either via remote control and/or telephone ( and other communications like Skype )


*Critical work – This will be accessed on a case by case system, please understand if its deemed that work will be carried out via remote then it means its a job that can be done that way*


The best option is the remote control / telephone support. 


Any on site critical visits that I am carrying out I shall be cleaning my hands before and after the visit for both clients and myself safety, I am also currently only taking card payments ( as advised via guidelines ) 
I truly hope this finds you well and look forwarding to either seeing you or talking on the phone.

Take care and keep safe.

Kindest Regards
Adrian @ Userfriendly

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Open for Business a message from Adrian @ Userfriendly

Hi Adrian here, i do not normally send out emails in this way, But with recent events I thought updating my clients would be a good idea.

Ok…with recent events I though I’d let you know that currently I am still open and able to fix your computer issues, If of course you’d rather not have a physical visit, then I can still do most work via remote control software, I would send you a link and talk you though the install process.

And of course the phone line is always open if I can help over the phone.

If you are feeling unwell, then the best option is the remote control / telephone support.

Any on site visits that I am carrying out I shall be cleaning my hands before and after the visit for both clients and myself safety, I am also currently only taking card payments ( as advised via guidelines )

I truly hope this finds you well and look forwarding to either seeing you or talking on the phone.

Take care and keep safe.

Kindest Regards
Adrian @ Userfriendly

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Weather Warnings

Ok, so with the current weather warnings and possibilities of thunderstorms, it is always advisable if you are going to be away from home for a number of hours to make sure your computer(s) are turned off ( and possibly unplugged ) and if possible unplug that broadband router both from power and the BT connection ( its still earthed otherwise! )

And more importantly…keep safe out there, this weather is quite nasty at times!

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Full Fibre for Devon!?

According to Openreach they are on track for March 2021 to bring full fibre to your door, with an estimate of 4million homes and businesses getting connected.

To carry out a check ( and to register interest in true fibre ) follow this link ( Click Me! ) although looking at their map Torbay seems the closest with Totnes and Dartmouth not even appearing let alone smaller towns etc like Kingsbridge or South Brent

**Update** Kingsbridge is down for this roll out, its just not got a date for it yet!

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