To install, follow this link to download and then install.
When installing use the following options:
- Default installation
- Personal / non-commercial use
Once installed, start and run the program
A guide on joining a meeting on Zoom.
The person initiating the meeting (host) will send you a email with a link.
This will look something like:
Just click on the link and follow instructions.
If it’s the first time that you’ve used Zoom then you’ll be asked to permit the download and installation of the Zoom app., otherwise you’ll be invited to start Zoom.
You’ll see a message something like this.
If you have Zoom Client installed, launch meeting. Otherwise, download and run Zoom.
If you’ve previously Zoomed then take the first option, otherwise take the second.
In the first case you may get a popup asking “Open Zoom meetings” – give your assent.
In the second case, affirm requests to install Zoom.
After this you’ll be asked to “Join with computer audio”. Click on this and you will join the meeting.
“cannot detect your microphone”?
If you get a message like this then either:
Link does not work?
If, for some reason, the link supplied by the host does not work, then ask your host for the Meeting ID and Password.
If this is your first Zooming then either go to www.zoom.us (for PC, laptop and Mac) or to the App Store (for your phone or tablet) then download and install Zoom (you’ll get instructions on screen).
Once installed and running, click “Join Meeting” and enter the ID and password.
LAPTOP or MACBOOK
The laptop is the ideal Zoom device as it has a microphone and a webcam. If your laptop does not have these then please refer to DESKTOP PC or MAC below.
Bottom left of the screen you’ll see an icon with Unmute/Mute. Click this to turn your microphone on or off. Beside that a camera icon. Click this to turn your webcam on or off.
Top right you’ll see either Gallery View (see everybody else) or Speaker View (see current speaker only). Click on this to flip between the two.
Once again, these have webcam and microphone. The controls described above under Laptop or Macbook are also available but the icons and their positions will vary from device to device.
Phone is not ideal because of the small screen size though they do have webcam and microphone. The controls described above under Laptop or Macbook are also available but the icons and their positions will vary from phone to phone.
PC or MAC with webcam and microphone
Process as per Laptop or Macbook above
PC or MAC without webcam or microphone
This presents a problem. One will be able to see and listen to the meeting but not participate.
On connecting, Zoom will remark on lack of microphone but will allow you to connect. There is a workaround which works thus using a smartphone.
Connect to the meeting on your PC. Ensure any microphone is disconnected and that the sound is turned OFF.
Connect to the meeting on your phone as well. The phone will give you webcam and audio while your PC provides the visual.
CONNECTING UP TWICE
If for whatever reason you want to connect to the meeting using two devices then ensure that on one of them the microphone and sound are turned off. Failure will mean echo and feedback which will disrupt the meeting for yourself and others.
If a file is deleted from Google Drive directly via the web or indirectly by deleting it from a sync’d folder on a computer then that file is moved into the Google ‘trash’ folder.
Cutting a sync’d file and pasting it outside the sync’d folder also puts the cut file into the Bin.
In theory, Google will delete it 30 days later.
In practice it doesn’t always.
This can lead to Drive filling up its available space and deleted confidential files lingering when they should have been confined to oblivion.
It’s good practice to occasionally clear out the Trash (or Bin as it’s called sometimes).
Go to: drive.google.com , scroll (if needs be) the left hand menu then into Bin or Trash.
You may also go directly to drive.google.com/drive/trash
Once there, click the dropdown beside “Bin” (or “Trash”) top centre and select “Empty Trash”.
Sometimes even this does not work – or does not take effect right away. If it doesn’t and your aim is to delete a particular file or folder then find that file or folder, right click and “delete forever”.
365 may be installed on up to 5 machines on the purchased licence. This is owned by what I shall call the Owner account. Each licence grants 1tb of Onedrive cloud space.
A Windows user on any machine may, but need not, be logged into an Office account. Possibles are:
With (1) and (2) there is sometimes confusion. Word/Excel may save direct to the Onedrive Cloud instead of locally without giving any indication. This can be prevented by ticking the “Always save to disk” under Option:Save
Onedrive can be set up to syncronise with a folder on a local disk. The folder location can be customised but it is always in a folder called “Outlook” or “Outlook company abc”. This is annoying as it means that one cannot specify the actual folder name (as one can in Google Drive Sync).
Multiple OneDrive syncs can be set up on the same computer even for . The number of computers syncing to any Onedrive does not appear to be limited.
Individual OneDrive folders may be shared online but syncronisation is all-or-nothing unless a 3rd party product like EgNyte is used.
We recommend G Suite as your email provider.
Google G Suite offers a plethora of facilities, the main ones being email, contacts, calendar and drive (cloud) space. These may all be set up on your phone as well as your computers.
Google charge £4.60 per month for each mailbox. Mailbox ‘aliases’ are free, for example if your email address is “email@example.com” then you could have mail addressed to, say, “firstname.lastname@example.org” sent to the same mailbox.
A222 can set up the G Suite account for your domain. This requires access to your domain registration account if it is not one which we have set up.
If you have an email account which you are replacing, e.g. “email@example.com” then mail from that account can be collected into the G Suite email automatically. This means there is no rush to tell your contacts about your new email address as you will receive email for both.
Our service includes:-
Our charge for this is £65; once set up you will pay Google direct each month for the service.
G Suite mail (Gmail) is web based. There is, however, a simple integration with the Outlook desktop program on your computer or laptop. We can set this up for a small fee if required. Such does not need to be done right away.
With regard to (6) above, there is no point in having the extender too near the router nor the target computer. A typical situation is connecting to a computer in an upstairs room. Experiment with the extender on the stairs, in a room above the router or next door to the router under the target computer.
ShellExperienceHost.exe is a vital part of Windows 10 but you can reduce it’s overhead.
This is a process which can run wild with resultant performance problems.
If you are running a decent security product then you don’t need this.
This may be disabled via the Registry.
Create or amend the following entry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Policies/Microsoft/Windows Defender/DisableAntiSpyware = 1
This is a DWORD type value.
Reboot and the process should be gone from your machine (hurrah!)