Welcome to IT Whizz

Kate Head BSc MBCS CITP has more than 25 years experience in Information Technology after working for various companies ranging from national power utilities to private banks; during a lull in employment she found that some of her friends and colleagues had been happy to pass her details about the help they had received for their various IT and computer problems to their friends, so after attending one of the early "Forward at 50" (then renamed "OWLE50+") training courses for women who wanted to set up their own business developed by the London Metropolitan Business School Centre for Microenterprise (CME) in Moorgate, London, Kate started IT Whizz in April 2007.

Kate says

"I support clients who work from home with no access to IT Support.
I help them get the best out of their PCs/software/IT while also trying to make sure that they have a basic awareness of how their computer works, and how best to keep safe online.
I know that they shouldn't have to worry about their data being infected by viruses, or their email Inbox being filled with rubbish, but these days it is all too easy for such things to happen without any apparent action from themselves.

I also support clients who have been given a computer to keep in touch with their family and although they have been given a quick introduction of how to use the basics, often they need a bit more support when they have problems, or need a quick reminder, which I am able to supply."

Several long-standing clients have provided testimonials about the help they have received.

If your PC was still working when XP support ended on 8th April 2014, you may prefer to use one of the Live CD/DVD list of Linux versions to see how you get on with it.
If you are happy using it then you can install Linux on your PC from the running Live version.

Another excellent system, is the ReactOS download, based on previous versions of Windows.
The open-source project started in 1996, as a Windows 95 clone, which was continued in 1998 with the gradual addition of features from later Windows versions.
As of November 2016 ReactOS is considered alpha software (i.e. still in early development); although it is missing some features, many Windows applications are already working with it (e.g. Adobe Reader 6.0, OpenOffice etc).

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