Tag Archives: Windows 10

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 107

EU Copyright Law shot down

Lisa Toth   I switched to Chrome after a bad couple of days on FireFox. It is slower to respond as in opening a page when I click a link. Any ideas?

Fred Krueger   Why is my keyboard acting erratic? It has spells where I get no response from the keys. I type away and look up and there is nothing there. then if I go very slow it will start to respond.

Andy Toth   I have an ASUS Transformer, win10, 64 bit. I reinstalled a generic win10 system. When I bring up the Disk Management dialog it shows that the file system for (C:) drive is NTFS (BitLockerEncrypted). How?

Andy Toth   I’ve been cleaning up my data drive. I’ve removed about 8GB of data, emptied the trash but the data storage report is now 3GB more than when I started. Is there some new MS accounting system?

Lisa Toth   Well I just passed the “mom some guys have me in a van and they are going to kill me.” test.  Your heart starts pounding, especially if the caller sounds like your kid. She sounded like my older daughter but I kept my cool. I kept asking who is this? No name response finally a man took the phone and said he was going to kill her and drop her in front of my house. This after calling me many names because I stayed calm and kept asking for the name of the girl. Since one girl is in Texas and the other is in Washington, I figured they didn’t know anything about me and it was safe to hang up.

News Item:   Controversial copyright law rejected by EU parliament

News Item:   Google has confirmed that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers, not just machines.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 103

redstone 5

Fred Krueger    Instead of Google search, how about using Duck Duck Go

News Item:   Yahoo Messenger Now Joins the List of Discarded Chat Programs

News Item:   Microsoft Store Brings Remote App Install to Windows 10 With “Install on my devices”

News Item:   Windows 10 ‘Redstone 5’ may add a ‘Switch to S Mode’ option

News Item:   Switzerland has decided to block all online gaming sites from Swiss citizens

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 101

Microsoft meets GDPR requirements

Tony Pizza   Window 10 file manager is slow, “working on it”. I’m considering trying Free Commander. Looks like something I used on DOS and WIn 3.1. Any other recommendations? What sites are safe to download from? I forgot what ones to avoid.

Andy Toth   What’s the secret to sharing drives between computers on Windows 10 Home? The computers are all in the same workgroup. I’ve set the properties of the drive enable sharing and allow everyone full control. I enabled file and printer sharing in Network and Sharing Center. Not using passwords to connect is also activated.  Every time there’s an update all file sharing and the homegroup disappear.

Lisa Toth   I have a couple of magazines I get digitally as downloads. One I received recently is 22 plus MB. I’d like to store them to read more than once.  What is the best way?

Donn Coon   Like many other CIPCUG members I’ve heard about, my latest Firefox download has provided a miserable browser. I have another browser (Chrome) but it’s nearly as miserable for me to work with.

Lisa Toth   Please comment on the upcoming update in the fall.  What is “redstone” and explain tabs in programs/apps coming then?

John Weigle   My CanoScan 97000F scanner died after the last Windows 10 update. It keeps insisting that the driver might not have installed correctly and to reinstall it. I’ve done that several times without a change.

News Item:   Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR

News Item:   Microsoft Will Extend GDPR Privacy Protections to All Users, Not Just Europeans

News Item:   US news sites unavailable to EU users under new rules

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 99

Google Assistant AI

Lisa Toth   Recently I have discovered I can’t post to some sites even when there is a form to do so. These are sites where I have purchased something and they ask for a review.  Is there a setting I need to change?

Jerry Crocker   Update to Windows 10 April Update went well.

Toby Scott   On reboot, my wife received a message that a Microsoft update had blocked an HP monitoring software program aimed at keeping printers working and reporting back when they don’t.

Jerry Crocker   Windows 10 PC but pocket-sized? 5-inch Mi Mini PC arrives at an initial $149 price

News Item:   Google’s Assistant can call, make appointments, negotiate times and fool the person on the other end, passing the Turing Test.

News Item:   Police Department Loses 10 Months of Work to Ransomware. Gets Infected a Second Time!

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 93

Cloudflare

Lisa Toth   On my toshiba laptop w/win 10, the cell for cortana takes up a lot of space on my task bar. Is there a way to fix this?

John Weigle   I have deleted the Opera browser. For the last few days. it has frozen and locked up the computer at the same time. I tried reinstalling, but it didn’t help.

John Weigle   I took the machine to Ventura County Computers, and it worked fine. Michael let me borrow an old router to see if that was the problem. It didn’t solve the problem. I plugged the Spectrum modem directly into the computer, bypassing my router. That didn’t help. So I decided to replace the Spectrum modem. That didn’t work until I changed the ethernet cable. Everything is fine.

John Weigle   The newest version of Firefox has hidden my bookmarks. Fortunately they were imported to Opera.

News Item:   City of Atlanta didn’t pay off ransomware

News Item:   Microsoft goes all in with Android apps for business

News Item:   Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS Service Makes the Internet More Private & Faster

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