Computer Tips and Tricks

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Please Remember there is no meeting in JULY

Windows 10 Will Be Free until July 28, on July 29 it will cost you $120

AUGUST 9th Meeting will be a full Windows 10 Demo

Windows 10 is our future

For the latest information click on:
Then click on:
WINDOWS 10 TIPS and Tricks

Windows 10  Q&A

Will Windows 10 Overwrite My Data?  NO!
According to Microsoft in almost every case your data should not be affected. All of your programs, games, documents, and pictures should be fine.

Go to Control Panel, click on System and see if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.

To download Windows 10 now and not wait for a notice from Microsoft.
Click on this link for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 and follow instructions.

IMPORTANT: To upgrade, select Upgrade this PC now.

Our August 9th Windows meeting will be fully devoted to a Windows 10 demonstration. A fantastic operating system.



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hi Joe, Would you please send a reminder to all of your people on your mailing list that we are having our annual picnic and election of officers on June 13 at Shillito Park
Thanks!     Brooke


Hey Gang, look at your great new comfortable seats.

Stop waffling and install Windows 10 on your computer already.

After July 28 you're going to have to pay $120 to upgrade your PC to the latest and greatest Windows.

So, please, while there's time left: If you've been on the
fence - it's time to upgrade to Windows 10.

The United States Department of Defense is planning on having all if its 4 million systems upgraded to Windows 10.  Windows 10 is the most secure operating system ever.

I send emails to over 400 classmates each month.
Below is a sample I send out before class, after class I send out the same number of emails demonstrating the items in the first email.

It is free, if you wish to be on the email list; just send me your email address.

6 14 16 Email Basics and Windows 10.

Dear Classmates,

Windows 7, 8.1, & 10 workshop will meet Tuesday June 14 at 7 pm.
You will be amazed at what your email program can do.
We will demonstrate Windows Live Mail,  your email program may be similar:

 HOW TO:   
1. Automatically check for messages.
2. Change the font and size used in reading or sending messages.
3. Surprise TIPS.
4. Add preset Signatures to your emails.
5. Automatically Spell Checking your emails.
6. Click on Read Receipt and get an email when the person you sent an email opens it.
7. Insert a photo into your email.
8. Add Contacts and put them in alphabetical order.
9. Put several email addresses in a folder so you may click on the folder and your whole group will receive an email.
10. Save email addresses and messages to a CD or Thumb Drive.
11. Copy a photo from an email or web site
12. Use the Snipping Tool to send an email by Gene Wheeler
13. How to setup the Calendar.
14. Review of the latest changes in the Windows 10. 

Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices –
Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon.


From Jerry Heaton and Jerry Markussen

Need to find out what’s inside your computer?
Speccy has all the information you need!

This is Joe's summary from his Desktop. It has tons of more information this is only one of them.


Watch live Lexington traffic online

A new traffic camera system in Lexington allows commuters to take a look at traffic conditions online.
The high-definition cameras are placed at 79 heavy-traffic intersections
around the city, and anyone can see the live footage at . More traffic cameras will be added to other intersections as the network connecting the cameras expands.
The project cost about $170,000 and used existing traffic camera
infrastructure. (I have been waiting a long time for this, I love it.)

To move the map to different locations, left click and drag.
You can enlarge the map with the wheel on your mouse, click on a business and it will show a photo of the business, location, phone, hours open, and reviews.

Below is only a photo. You have to click on the link above, then click on the camera at the location you want.

On the left, just click on CAMERAS, then click on the location.


This really got to me.  God love her.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

5 10 16  Desktop, Taskbar, and Windows 10*   

Dear Classmates,


1. Desktop: View and Sort your Icons, Create new Folders and Shortcuts. Personalize; Change the visuals and sounds on your computer.
Rename and reduce long icons on desktop. Make snazzy Icons.

2. Taskbar;  Jump Lists (Pinned and Recent) and Notification Area
Close several WORD windows at the same time from the Taskbar.

3. Start Button: For a super Menu, Right click the Start Button or do Win + X on the keyboard.  You get Menu items: Shut Down, File Explorer, Control Panel, System, Programs and features….

4. Shutdown: Shut down your computer with One click.

5. How to tell what programs are open:
On the Keyboard, hold down the ALT and tap the Tab key and it will show you a thumbnail of all open programs or files.

6. Don't know how much to tip like 20 % of 41.59 ask Cortana.

7. Demo PVA's great web site. See appraisal on your house or neighbor's.

8. Windows 10: Microsoft EDGE, fantastic browser. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

4 12 16  Printing, Folders, and Default Options*

Hot off the press:  If you have a Time Warner Phone account, from your bill,  at the top left get the customer code number and call 514-1400 and tell them to stop the robo calls, they have a new program that will.  Happy Days.

Dear Classmates,

Microsoft's Windows is the most-used software in the world. It runs on over 90 percent of all computers in existence.

Our Windows Class will meet Tuesday April 12th at 7 pm and
after class questions, we will discuss and demo Printing Options, Folder Options, Default Options, etc..

Welcome to the wonderful world of computing.
Joe Isaac     


1. Printing Options: Portrait, Landscape, Two-sided, print black or color only, Print Last Page First

2. Folder Options: Single or Double Click, Show all folders, Display or Hide different files or folders. Make new folders. Show File extensions like .doc or .jpg.

3. Default Programs, which programs open which File extensions
.doc .jpg etc…

4. Spotify: Now with lyrics so you can sign along.

5. Great things you can do with the Lexington Herald Leader online.
You can email the article, print the article, have the article read to you.
You save a tree, don't have to look for your paper in the snow or bushes.

6. When a file will not delete, will show you a trick I learned.

7. Have an alarm go off at certain times of the day.

8. Make a video of your self and email it.

9. Windows 10, Cortana, EDGE.

10. Easy way to Pin to Taskbar.

11. Video guide to Windows 10: Learn Windows 10 the easy way. I am a premium member and bought 5 of them on sale for $11  + 1 shipping, for resale to you. 


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

3 08 16  BASICS AND COMMON THINGS*                                   

Dear Classmates,

This is a meeting you don't want to miss.

Tuesday March 8 at 7 pm we are going into Basics and Common Things.  

1. Spring Cleaning. Free up disk space with Disk Cleanup

2. Save any web site to Start. Read a web site article without the ads. (2 great items.)

3. Make a video of yourself. It is fun.

4. Demo Windows 10 WEATHER and NEWS

5. How to save your documents and photos to a flash drive?

6. Speed up your computer: Task Manager to Start up

7. A secret way to use OneDrive that you will love.

8. Add A Cartoon Touch To Your Photos
It’s so easy to have a lot of fun with pictures this way. Check it out today!

Please plan to attend, invite your friends and bring your questions!

Video guide to Windows 10: Learn Windows 10 the easy way. I am a premium member and bought 5 of them on sale for $11 for resale to you.

Kindest  regards,                    

Joe Isaac       





Monday, January 25, 2016

Please Remember there is no Windows meeting in FEBRUARY

But if you have an couple hours to kill and want to view the January 21st Microsoft Briefing on Windows 10:




Friday, January 15, 2016

This is so important. Joe
Dear Classmates,
To avoid a problem with Windows 8, and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10
which Microsoft will not update anymore and you will be subject to viruses,
and hackers.  Upgrade to the FREE WINDOWS 10 now, from Window 7, 8, and 8.1
                       You will love Windows 10
2. Turfland Mall 2081 Harrodsburg Road Lexington, (859) 277-2228
3. Mike Seiler will also install Windows 10 on your computer any Monday morning

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Teaches Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10