Computer Tips and Tricks

Saturday, April 15, 2017


The Windows 10 Creators Update is a big deal.
It will come to you as a regular Microsoft update, newer computers will get the update first, it rolled out April 11. It may take a while before you get it, it is a big download. Big improvements including better security. Takes about 30 minutes to download with a Solid State Drive, otherwise about an hour.

Microsoft Edge browser getting better

1. Recurring Cortana reminders

2. Dynamic Lock; Just pair it with your computer and Windows 10 will use the Bluetooth connection to determine your proximity and will lock your PC when you stray too far. 

3.  A new Touchpad settings page lets you configure three- and four-finger gestures for things like switching apps, searching Cortana, and toggling Multitasking view

4. Better tab management; An addition to Microsoft’s Edge browser makes it easier to keep track of your tabs. If you have a bunch of tabs open. You’ll find a new Set these tabs aside button to the left of Edge’s address bar.


Microsoft Edge: 5 key improvements with the Creators Update
1. Tab organization; Edge offers two new ways to manage your tabs with the Creators Update.

2. Read ebooks in Edge.

3. Import bookmarks.

4. Translate extension; Translates a website into more than 50 languages with a single click of the Translator icon in the address bar.

5. Streaming Netflix in 4K, requires a 4K monitor.



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Sunday, April 9, 2017

CREATE A RECOVERY DRIVE

Dear Classmates,

I've been getting calls from other classmates that their computer will not boot up, they may have gotten a virus.  Now they have to take their computer to an expert and pay to fix the computer. If you have a Recovery Drive on a USB thumb drive, you can restore your computer to the day you bought it. You lose all your files, like documents, photos, etc. that you put on it. Your Recovery Drive only works on your computer.

A recovery drive can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC, even if it won’t start. To create one, all you need is a USB drive.

I just created one and it took over 30 minutes.
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Go to Control Panel, click on Recovery, click on Create a recovery drive, click on Yes. Below are just the first 2  screens you will get. There are 3 more.





  













When it’s done, you might see a Delete the recovery partition from your PC link on the final screen. If you want to free up drive space on your PC, select the link and then select Delete. If not, select Finis
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

I just got a call from a classmate.
He received an email from FedEx saying
"FedEx: Delivery Problems Notification." He clicked on the link
and it downloaded a virus.

He is paying an expert to remove it.

I called FedEx and received this information:





Fraudulent Email Alert
We have received reports of fraudulent emails with the subject line "FedEx: Delivery Problems Notification." These emails can contain links which, when clicked, will connect the user to a site which then infects their computer.
These links can point to any number of infected websites all over the globe. Some of these sites may look like fedex.com, while others do not.
If you receive a message matching the description below, do not open the email or click on the hyperlink. Delete the email immediately or forward it to abuse@fedex.com.
FedEx does not send unsolicited emails to customers requesting information regarding packages, invoices, account numbers, passwords or personal information.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


ALERT, ALERT, THIS IS A BIG TIME WARNING.
This showed up on my email and looks innocent enough, but it is so dangerous.
Looks like it is from Chase Bank.



Please notice it says Chase but if you double click on it, it reveals the true sender
us275pakmail@earthlink.net. (SEE BELOW)  If you click on the fake account address they give you, They will have your ID and Password.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017



Please change my email address from 

joeisaac@twc.com   

to joeisaac1234@gmail.com    

Thank you kindly, 

Joe


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017


I will be 91 next month. I've been teaching Windows for 21 years.
Mike Seiler will take over my 2nd Tuesday 7pm Windows SIG.
I will be semiretired in CKCS, and will send out my class email and jokes ever other month.
Will still take calls to help with computer problems
Will still maintained my web sites:
Joe does Windows:  http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf 
I really like working with such great classmates.
Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
414 Southridge Drive
Lexington KY 40505-1532
859-299-6464
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016



1 10 17  PHOTOS, Windows 10, Cortana, and EDGE *

Dear Classmates,









On Tuesday January 10 at 7 pm:

We will take photos and:

Rename
Resize,
Auto Adjust,
Crop,
Get rid of Red eye,
Retouch,
Straighten,
Adjust Exposure.
Then send it out in an email.

Will discuss Windows 10, Cortana, and EDGE.

Will do Find My Device so you can locate your laptop and tablet if lost or stolen. 


No Windows meeting in February.













Please attend this meeting. The next meeting will be March 14, 2017

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac

Latest Online Tips:  http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
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Taught Windows from 1995 -2016