Computer Tips and Tricks

Wednesday, May 17, 2017






 
18 CHANNELS OF FREE HIGH DEF TV
This is all free, just buy an Antenna.

1. WLEX has 3 channels
2. WKYT has 3 channels
3. WTVQ has 6 channels
4. WDKY has 2 channels
5. KET    has 4 channels

I get beautiful color on my 24 inch TV.
I live in the north end of Fayette County.
Depending on where you live will determine reception.
I use a Antenna with an Amplifier.




I bought it through Amazon.com

1byone Amplified HDTV Antenna - 50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier USB Power Supply and 10ft Coax Cable $29.99

Monday, May 8, 2017

MAY 8  2017 TIPS:

Support for the original version (1507) of Windows 10 ends May 9

Microsoft is forcing you to update to Version 1703 if you want future Windows updates.
We had Version 1507, then 1607, and now 1703 the latest version.
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Here is the way it should look when you click on Start icon, then the Gear icon  for Setting, Display, About.
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If not go to click on Start icon, then the Gear icon  for Setting, Update and security, Windows update, Check of Windows Update.
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From Gene Wheeler:    TV LISTINGS: SPECTRUM:

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates every March and September.
The next one arrives this September.

Control-Shift-T, which reopens the last tab closed in Google Chrome.

Andrea Rieu: Qué Será, Será 2011   ENJOY


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.



MY HEART WILL GO ON:

 

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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Taught Windows from 1995 -2016