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Windows Software SIG (SVCS)

06/09/2014 7:00 pm

Windows 8 Updates
Kevin Lynn

If you are running Windows 8.1, you should perform the free update to windows 8.1 before Tuesday, June 10.

When Microsoft released the first feature update for Windows 8.1, which it called Windows 8.1 Update,
it announced that it would stop releasing updates for Windows 8.1 without that update shortly after release. This meant that Windows 8.1 users had to install the feature update on their system to receive future updates after that point in time.

This makes it a mandatory update for all users of Windows 8.1 -- but not Windows 8 -- as it leaves the system vulnerable to security issues if not updated.

Microsoft has instructions on how to update Win 8 to version 8.1.

Windows Software SIG (SVCS)

05/12/2014 7:00 pm

A Mixed Bag
Kevin Lynn

Kevin will present a variety of topic of interest to users of the Windows operating system.  These will include:

  • Random Access
  • Windows XP offline for safety
  • Windows Internet Explorer bugs
  • Free Microsoft Windows Downloads
  • Slingbox 500 and Roku 3
  • Roku 3 vs. Amazon Fire
  • Heartbleed update
  • Nero Burning ROM 2014
  • Acronis True Image 2014
  • Installing Linux on old Compaq Laptop
  • Dow Jones had same close on consecutive days (April 23 & 24 to the penny) for 198th time since its inception
  • Giveaway: ESET antivirus free 6 month trial 

Windows Software SIG (SVCS)

03/10/2014 7:00 pm

Useful Programs and Moving from XP
Kevin Lynn

Kevin will demonstrate a number of the utility programs which were provided on DVD by Hank Skawinski at the February SPAUG meeting. Security support for Window XP expires on April 8, 2014 and Kevin will also discuss some strategies for the transition.from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8.

In the Central Computers 2nd floor conference room (map and directions).

Parking is available behind the building. (Please note that the store closes at 7:30PM if you wish to do any browsing or shopping.)

Windows Software SIG (SVCS)

02/10/2014 7:00 pm

 NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Kevin is unavailable.

Windows Software SIG (SVCS)

01/13/2014 7:00 pm

A Review of New Products from 2014 CES
Kevin Lynn

Kevin will present a review of some of the new products introduced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  

Ed Bott has previewed some of the expectations for the show in his CNet article.  You migh also enjoy some of the preview video presentations.

In the Central Computers 2nd floor conference room (map and directions).  

Parking is available behind the building. (Please note that the store closes at 7:30PM if you wish to do any browsing or shopping.)

Windows Software SIG (SVCS)

11/11/2013 7:00 pm

Upgrading to Windows 8.1
Kevin Lynn

Kevin will present information about upgrading from Windows 8 to the newly released version 8.1,
The upgrade is a free download from the Microsoft Store for registered Windows 8 users.
The free Windows 8.1 preview is not eligible for this upgrade.

Windows Software SIG (SVCS): Kevin Lynn

11/11/2013 7:00 pm
11/11/2013 9:00 pm

Kevin, SVCS Windows Software SIG Leader,
will start with random access Questions about general Windows topics.

He will present information about upgrading from Windows 8 to the newly released version 8.1,
which is a free upgrade download from the Microsoft Store for registered Windows 8 users.
The free Windows 8.1 preview is not eligible for this upgrade.

Other topics to be presented are:
"How to uninstall Windows 8.1 and revert to version 8.0",
status of Windows XP Virtual mode on Windows 8.1,
Intel's New Unit of Computing (NUC) mini-computer systems,
Windows "God Mode" - now available for Windows 8.1,
and latest Windows 8.1 shortcut keys.

Central Computers
3777 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95051 ‎

2nd floor conference room (map and directions on webpage ).

Parking is available behind the building. (Please note that the store closes at 7:30PM if you wish to do any browsing or shopping.)

Windows Software SIG (SVCS)

10/14/2013 7:00 pm

Windows 8.1 Preview
Kevin Lynn

Kevin will demo the free preview of Windows 8.1 which will be released as a free update on Friday, October 18. Developers able to download the free update the evening before from the MS Apps Store.

In the Central Computers 2nd floor conference room (map and directions).  

Parking is available behind the building. (Please note that the store closes at 7:30PM if you wish to do any browsing or shopping.)

 

Windows Software SIG (SVCS)

09/09/2013 7:00 pm

Open Discussion on Windows 8
Kevin Lynn

Bring your questons and comments

In the Central Computers 2nd floor conference room (map and directions).  

Parking is available behind the building. (Please note that the store closes at 7:30PM if you wish to do any browsing or shopping.)

Windows Software SIG (SVCS)

08/12/2013 7:00 pm

 NO WinSIG Meeting for August

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