I started out over50 yrs go w/ a manual ROYALportable desktop or?TV tray op forhomework& term papersers; then used the manual desktop old clunker esktop in my first NYC office job .In the rehab OT dept , after My stroke; I used their manual desktop to relearn the QWERTY keyboard & see if I could type w/ only one hand w/o going nuts or break down tearfully in frustration.
To introduce me to the PC world, hubby bought me a simple BROTHER desktop 12" word processor.I was just recoovering from my stroke & we we we were not sure i I could learn & operate a more complicated machine single-handed.Then I got an IBM14" desktop; then a DELL
15"desktop; each more sophisticated w/morefeatures than thelast one.Heboughtme a GATEWAY notebook 20.5" w/ windows 7 as its' operating system ; difficult for me to transition to from my m my old word perfect system. Hubby was a 'word" guru & was there to help whenever I needed rescuing.He was also new to WINDOWS 7 & we both struggled together to learn it. w/o any rescue help. Hubby hs a TOSHIBA notebook 22" w/ a finger operated keypad mouse .I have realized that the ( forme) thebest way to learn to use any PC is to turn it on & try it out; have all the h safety software, installed& just see whathappens "IF I DO THIS or THAT" It can be fun if you view it as an adventure, an not a PASS/FAIL TEST ...a friend; neighbor or even a child from church or a can probably help you get sarted, PC tutoial oftware can guide you u through the varius softwares out there.I assumeyou alreadyknow your QWERTY keyboard "JUST NEED" to get past your fear/terror & start having fun
If you make mistake; so what; it is just part of the learning experience; you did notbecome a master cookie baker immediately,you learned through trial & error.If you goof w/ your PC nobody wil have to eat tough; burned or broken cookies; it wil be your secret unless you choose to tell others about it.