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Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 38

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John Metcalf (Santa Clarita Valley Computer Club):
I have had problems with losing my W-Fi
connection.  I can fix it temporarily by reselecting the connection in the network panel.  However, I am looking for a permanent solution.  It appears that I need to select which of my 2 connections is “Preferred” but Microsoft left this capability out of Windows 10.  I did find a solution on-line but it requires a Command Line process.  I have 2 available connections because my cable modem router has 2 Wi-Fi bands at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

Sue Nethercott:   Are you doing anything special for Pi Day (March 14)?

Tony Pizza: Member John McCoy has a problem. He had Win 7, made an image backup. Upgraded to Win 10. Made monthly incremental backups. The HD failed , installed a new one , and installed the image to it. Booted up as Win 7. Now that the free upgrade is over, can he somehow get Win 10? Says he has the Win 10 upgrade saved on a flash drive, but will it authenticate? Would MS have mercy on him?

Roger Houston: Got a nasty reminder of PC health. 4 year old desktop got stuck in some loop with constant Activity Light. After 7 hours of being unable to do taxes, I hard rebooted. System opens OK to first window and allows a user to be selected. Then problems appear. Only partial opening of User window and no data is observed. However I can see the original data in File Explorer from OS(C) and then User. Have Acronis backups. Did copy my latest tax files. DO I REINSTALL from Acronis or is there a System Refresh? I see “Reset this PC” and “Advanced startup” in Settings.

You have had some issues with clients getting Crypto Viruses lately.  Do you have any thoughts?

 

Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 36

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Sue Nethercott I can set up a keyboard shortcut to open file manager, or whatever it is called these days, at a particular folder.
But is there a way to go straight to a particular folder when you are using ‘save as’?

News Hack:  Google Chrome, fake search results.  “HoeflerText” font not found..

Tony Pizza I have an older HP with Win 10 1607. It had insomnia, wouldn’t go to sleep when told to, like a stubborn kid.

News Item:  What are the Differences Between an Email Account, Address, Program, and Service?

Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 35

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YahooEmptyWe were both under the weather, but we were here for you.  Thanks again for the questions from the SCV Computer Club.  Hope they continue to help out.  Other computer clubs are welcome as well.

Alice From SCV  – how come all of a sudden when she goes to her Gmail she needs to put in her e-mail address and password.

David K From SCV  – had a dual boot desktop – Windows and Linux. When he updated to Windows 10 he no longer has a boot selection screen or a Linux drive. How can he get them back.

Tony Pizza   Is there a way to filter Facebook posts and emails that contain the words: Trump, Obama, Clinton, Republican, Democrat, etc.?
Chrome Only:  Remove All Politics From Facebook (Google Store search)
All Browsers:  Social Fixer for Facebook  (https://socialfixer.com/)

News Item from Facebook page  Russian cyberspies are attacking MacOS computers.

Lisa Toth   There used to be a search feature where I could look for a file or picture on my computer. Cortana doesn’t seem to know I only want to search on my computer. Does that still exist somewhere?

Discussion from the Facebook page Yahoo had another email hack, this time from Russians.  Any solutions?  If you quit Yahoo mail, what about Flickr?

News from Facebook Page   Don’t plug your phone into public electrical outlets

Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 34

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Santa Clarita Valley Club

We were lucky enough to get questions from out of town!
Here are some questions submitted from Santa Clarita valley.
Hopefully, this is the correct website as they do give a shout out to Ventura county PC Users Group!

SCV Computer Club website
https://apcug2.org/

Denny From SCV
  – Firefox crashes a lot – What browser is better and more secure.

Linda From SCV   new Macbook pro – wanted legacy genealogy program that sister has. Legacy site said she could load it if she can load Windows through Bootcamp. She doesn’t know anything about Bootcamp or what it is

Browser – can you have IE Explorer and Edge on your computer at the same time?

Denny From SCV  – Every time he’s off his computer for 15 minutes he has to sign back in. How can he stop having to log-in via a password.

Agnes From SCV  – Received a notice from Avast that she needs to update Firefox. How does she get Firefox to let her know.

Denny From SCV  – How does he program his Nest thermostat

Kathy From SCV  – Recently, her hard drive light is continuously flashing (no beeping sounds). What’s happening

Dave P From SCV  – Malwarebytes 3.0 premium – new version. He likes it because it incorporates anti-ransomware. They are saying you don’t need to use an anti-virus with 3.0 but also say it is compatible with anti-virus programs. Can/should you really use it without an A/V.

Q&A with CIPCUG, Session 33

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Bill Hinds:  When I try to use Acronis Disk Director, I get message that I’m using a Demo, and it does not work. I got this disk from a raffle at a CIPCUG meeting and it worked before I added a new Solid State drive to my system

Orv Beach:   Got a Netgear router? You’ll want to update the firmware if you haven’t done it in a while.

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo:   Would you provide information on online tax filing and recommendations on how to protect ourselves…I assume we know the standard antivirus, malware. Etc

Lisa Toth:  Every once in awhile, my phone screen gets the dreaded gray screen. I have restarted it to get my screen back sometimes just pressing the power button fixes it. I have a windows phone. A Lumia.

Bunny Vreeland:   Regarding an article that said anyone could find out anything about you:  Is it true?  How much information about us is out there?

Lisa Toth: I have updated adobe flash many times but I still have trouble watching things I trust. Could this be a setting in Firefox?

Bunny Vreeland:   How did you learn so much about computers? How does someone learn how to be a WebMaster in today’s world? And, how can we keep up with all the changes and upgrades?

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