New meeting day for Computer Booters Club

Ted Berenyi shows his Mini Universe.

Computer Booters has moved its meeting day. Due to unexpected conflicts, we had to move to the first Wednesday of each month from September through May. At 6:00 p.m., we have cookies and coffee. At 6:00 p.m., our technical director Allan Levy runs a free one-on-one computer clinic. Come and get your computer questions answered. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 Sun Lakes Blvd.

At our January meeting, Ted Berenyi (club member) spoke about mathematical modeling – using your PC for more than just surfing the Internet.

What is a utility? An app that performs a specific task and adds functionality to your computer or helps your computer perform better. System monitoring, backing up, system maintenance, password management, virus protection and more – we all have our favorites. At our February meeting, Judy shares some favorite apps in this presentation. Please plan to share one of your favorites during the Q&A part of the meeting. Hopefully, we will all learn about at least one new utility we want to try.

Judy Taylour, President, SCV Computer Club; Chair of several APCUG committees. Judy is a 31-year member of the Santa Clarita Valley Computer Club where she serves as president, editor and webmaster. She is also co-facilitator for the Southern California Regional User Group Summit (SCRUGS), a group of computer clubs in southern California that have gotten together quarterly for over 20 years to share ideas and presenter information, solve problems, etc. For many years, she and Patricia were co-chairs of the Southwest Technology Conference held in San Diego. Judy taught adult education computer classes for 22 years through her local high school district and is a member of the Pierce College Computer Applications and Office Technologies Advisory Committee that meets annually to suggest courses for the next school year. Judy is a firm believer in life-long learning.

Computer Booter Workshops – January, 2019:

January 14 – One Note Part 1, Microsoft staff, Microsoft Store Chandler Mall, 8:30 a.m.

January 11 and 18 – Genealogy the Modern Way, Barbara Hug, Ceramics Room, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

January 23 and 30 – Excel Part 1, Teri Bitler, Ceramics Room, 6:30 p.m.

Computer Booter Workshops – February, 2019:

February 11 – One Note Part 2, Microsoft staff, Microsoft Store Chandler Mall, 8:30 a.m.

February 8 and 15 – Genealogy the Modern Way, Barbara Hug, Ceramics Room, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

February 14 and 21 – Photoshop Elements Part 2, Janet Quade, Ceramics Room, 6:30 p.m.

February 20 and 27 – Excel Part 2, Teri Bitler, Ceramics Room, 6:30 p.m.

At the beginning of the meeting, we had an ice cream social. A good time was had by all.

Important information:

The latest set of Windows 7 updates may declare that your machine is not genuine Windows 7. Do nothing or do not apply these updates. Microsoft will fix it eventually.

Previous feature updates for Windows 10 tended to fail if you didn’t have enough free storage for the task. Users had to free up the required space manually before the update could go ahead, but that’s about to change.

In the next big feature update, Version 1903, due out in the spring, Windows 10 will automatically reserve enough space to ensure the update can complete without problems. This might be 7GB, but it could be more, “based on how you use your device.”

The next version of Office, Office 2019, will not run on Windows 7. Other versions, including Office 365 and previous versions of Office (2016, 2013, 2010, etc.) will run on Windows 7.

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