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Q&A with CIPCUG – Round 4

Windows 10 free upgrade expires 7/29, which means were are in the last 10 days of the countdown.  After the 29th you will have to purchase Windows 10 if you decide you want it.  Ventura County Computers has a page that shows you how to reserve your page by installing Windows 10 and then rolling back to Windows 7.  On the right column, under Recent Articles, it’s “Reserve Windows 10”.  If you are sure you don’t want it: Never10.

Toby Scott at the Q&A

This week’s following questions:

Zoe Murdock:  Hey, Toby. Microsoft has been trying to install Windows 10 on my computer for months. Every four or five days I have to reschedule. It’s not that I’m not going to do it, eventually, it’s just that I’m wondering how much it’s going to mess up my older application programs such as Word  and Photoshop. I mean, I’m in the middle of a book project. I can’t have my programs start NOT working. The question is, do I need to be worried?

Jerry Crocker: Facebook Live and Facebook Mentions…Do we need a SIG on that?

 

Andy Toth: I wish uninstall the Movies&TV app. What permissions do I need to uninstall it? I am sure I will find others as I try to uninstall them.

Andy Toth: Win10. Media player appears as a option in the right click menu for playing media but does not appear in the APPS dropdown. What do I need to do to add it?

Andy Toth: After upgrading from Win7 to Win10, the device manager shows that both video cards on my computer are working. The upgrade to Win10 made the Intel graphics video card the major one. What is the best way to enable the NVIDIA graphics card and disable the Intel Graphics with killing the display/computer?

Andy Toth: I have a laptop that was upgraded from Win7 to Win10. After the install I was able to play DVDs and plug in my IPOD and hear music from the laptop speakers. After installing WINAMP I can play music through WINAMP but When I put in a DVD or plug in my IPOD I can no longer Hear sound from either of those devices through the computers speakers. The mixer only allows me, to control system sounds, Internet Explorer and Thunderbird. The playback device dialogue shows that the line is active and a signal is being seen by the sw in the computer. What do you recommend to reclaim all the properties of the mixer.

Kimberly Yates: What is the best web browser to use and if its Firefox, does it slow the browser down when you use the decorative banners at the tops?

Our Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit:  www.vccomputers.com

The club meets every last Saturday of the month at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-289-3960

Q&A with CIPCUG: Round 3

Welcome to the 3rd round of Q&A with CIPCUG.

Listen to Toby Scott answer the following submitted questions from CIPCUG’s Facebook Group Page in the player bar at the bottom of this page.

Question from Sue Nethercott: Do you know of any free software that will produce a decent stab at transcribing an audio or video (other than Youtube close captioning)? I’m not after perfection, just something to considerably reduce the amount of typing I need to do, and the time taken.

Question from John Weigle: What’s a virtual desk and why might I want it?

Another question from Sue Nethercott: Which is the hottest social media platform these days, and are they used by different groups (e.g. generations) for different purposes?

Question from Tony Pizza: What’s the purpose of Homegroup? Doesn’t it do the same thing as a Workgroup?

Question from Sue Nethercott: What can I do with my old iPad 1?

Another question from Sue Nethercott: Which is the best antivirus, and should you have more than one?

Thanks, Sue Nethercott: What are the pros and cons of switching away from Windows to something else?

For further questions about CIPCUG, Toby Scott, or this podcast, please visit the Mercury Broadcasting Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/mercurybroadcasting/?fref=ts

Also, please explore the following links:

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, please visit: www.vccomputers.com

And please visit the Mercury Broadcasting website to read our bio and get updates:

http://mercurybroadcasting.net/?page_id=2141

The CIPCUG club meets every last Saturday of the month at 8:45 a.m.:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

Handy phone numbers:

The Outer Edge (Newsletter)         805-485-7121

General Info                                 805-289-3960

 

Q&A with CIPCUG: Toby Talks Windows 10

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Upgrade free for limited time

Welcome to the first installment of submitted questions for CIPCUG’s PC Guru, Toby Scott.

Below are the following questions Toby answers along with a plug in announcement that Microsoft is still offering Windows 10 upgrade for free until the end of July, then they start charging…So now is the time if you are interested in owning a copy of Windows 10!

 

 

Here are the following questions addressed in the podcast:

Lisa Toth

June 25 at 6:54pm

I’m using Windows Live for my email. Lately, some places I’ve been getting mail from for years like Sunset Magazine and a recipe site, display a dialog box I have to make a yes or no to before I can read the message. It happens 3 times each time. All are a script error message on a specific line. Is there anything I can do about this?

 

Lisa Toth

June 25 at 6:48pm

I’ve almost given up on facebook on Firefox. Trying to post gives me a script error with the choice of stopping the script, debugging the script or continuing. Scrolling is slow and cumbersome. 

Will using another browser possibly solve this problem? If so, which do you recommend?

 

Lisa Toth

June 26 at 1:30pm

What makes a smart phone a smart phone?

 

Your question on Windows 10.  What is the deadline and how to reserve your free copy

For more information on CIPCUG visit: www.cipcug.org

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit: www.vccomputers.com

CIPCUG Group facebook page: CIPCUG Group Page

 

Podcast can be streamed from:

https://www.iradeo.com/station/139713

And please visit Mercury Broadcasting

to read our bio and get updates:

http://mercurybroadcasting.net/?page_id=2141

 

The club meets every last Saturday of the month at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

 

mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

 

Handy phone numbers:

The Outer Edge (Newsletter)         805-485-7121

General Info                                 805-289-3960

Q&A with CIPCUG: Jes dives right in on hackers et al with Toby Scott

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Toby Scott answering questions for CIPCUG

Welcome to Questions and Answers with CIPCUG.  The Channel Islands PC Users Group (CIPCUG) was founded on the principal of users helping users.  One of the sessions they hold at the CIPCUG, is the Q and A session.  Toby Scott, long time member has held the tradition of answering the questions PC users bring to the club meetings.  Typically there are so many which primarily revolve around internet and security that we’ve decided to start a podcast and open a group on Facebook for CIPCUG users to continue to submit questions.

 

His daughter, who makes the coffee for the group and has also hosted intermediate level user classes at the club  interviews Toby Scott on what the podcast is about and what to expect.  Enjoy the first installment of many with Q&A with CIPCUG!

Dr. Bunny

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