God bless your dad for sticking with it (My grandfather who was in his upper 80s when he had one gave it away after a couple months.... He couldnt understand it )
Dad's had a computer longer than I have. I can remember sitting with him one day (before I had any knowledge or interest in computers) - showing me Win 3.1 and I sat there looking at all this weird DOS stuff scrolling down the screen thinking "what the hell????"
He has messed around with computers for years and in earlier years was capable of upgrading hardware, installing software etc. Did a bit of photo editing as photography was his main hobby. But sadly, over the past few years his memory for how it all works has really deteriorated. Now, if I try to help him over the phone with simple things like how to turn off the power saving settings for his monitor, or how to delete emails - he doesn't remember how to do any of it, and it's as though he never knew how in the first place.
Dude111 An Awesome Dude Premium join:2003-08-04 USA kudos:11
Ya i understand .. We often forget that ALOT OF PPL dont know as much as we do or cant remember how to do things,etc and its important to SLOW DOWN and help them!!
I cant stand ppl who say things like "ITS THIER OWN FAULT" referring to ppl who fall for scams...
I disagree totally.... WHY IS IT THIER FAULT?? THIER LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING THE INTERNET IS NOT LIKE THIERS IS.... They dont know ppl are out to try and hurt them!!
I do hope you can get things straigtend out for Dad .. Win3.1 was quite different than Win98se -- 3.1 confuses me!! (It looks quite harder to navigate,etc than Win98se is!! -- Its mostly dos right? No windows shell?? (Like Win95 on))