Microsoft will again follow (steal?) a feature from Mac, re-install from the cloud. Good for them... -=Lare=- To date, reinstalling Windows has meant using a local copy -- either something already stored on your PC (and thus at risk of going bad) or something external.... Source: Windows 10 will let you reinstall the OS from … Continue reading Windows 10 will let you reinstall the OS from the cloud
Linux distributions are a third OS option for folks who want an option besides Mac or Microsoft. You can try these very easily without having to install them on your system by booting them as a 'live CD' from a CD or a USB drive. Just go to the Ubuntu, Antix or Linux Mint … Continue reading Getting into Linux
The weather today became a storm of the decade, the storm of 2019. And individually I think we all decided that tonight's EPCUG meeting was canceled. But with all the snow and power outages eventually I got to thinking about other things. Something I'd seen in the news recently. A company called Zoom that was … Continue reading Tonight’s meeting was canceled, Zoom
Since EPCUG is a group associated with making the most of computers I found this post at MAKEUSEOF quite interesting. I didn't know about some of the boxes for drives now available. Maybe they could be plugged into the back of the Xfinity modem as a network drive? Ideas folks? -=Lare=- https://www.youtube.com/embed/ABOgDaTMlZA?feature=oembed Don’t throw out … Continue reading 7 DIY Projects You Can Make With an Old Hard Drive — MakeUseOf
Our group has evolved from being a PC computer group to an 'All things computer' type of group. The notebooks coming to the meeting are mostly Windows, but Don brings a Mac, Steve has machines with a variety of Linux OS's on them, I have my new acquisition, a Chromebook, and everyone has an Android … Continue reading Computer Variety
We've had a new guest the last few weeks who lost his website support and was unable to update his website. Most of our meetings attend to computer operation and web discoveries but we've had some fun problem solving WordPress managed websites. WordPress operates about a quarter of all websites on the internet, quite an … Continue reading Keeping a WordPress Website
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Hicurdismos is a crafty example of an emerging tactic that's having greater success at roping younger people into tech support scams. Instead of cold-calling would-be targets, scammers are using online pop-up ads and fake security warnings to encourage people to contact a bogus support center. Source: Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support … Continue reading Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers’ malware | ZDNet
Since it is a holiday (and I'm not sure if the Market will be open) we will not plan to meet on Monday, May 30. Hoping everyone will find an enjoyable way to celebrate all our service people.
It’s December already! I lost a month after my wife’s stroke but she is doing pretty well so I wonder what we might do at a meeting to celebrate the season. As a group of Geeks I would assume we would do something computery, but what could it be. Does anyone have some thoughts? I’ve thought … Continue reading The Holidays are coming!