November’s Patch Tuesday will be Big!

It’s just been announced that this coming week’s Microsoft Updates are going to be one of their biggest ever! The 16 Updates will affect Windows (all current versions), Internet Explorer (all versions) and MS Office. Five of the 16 are tagged as “Critical” and nine are “Important”, the two top levels on Microsoft’s 4-Step Scale.

Credit: Thinkstock

Credit: Thinkstock

At SeniorNet Kapiti we encourage all our members to keep up to date with the regular Microsoft Updates and to allow them to install at the earliest possible (convenient) time.

Normally, the updates will download in the background while you’re working on your PC. In Windows 8 you will then be offered the option of “Update and Restart” or “Update and Shutdown”. Continue reading

Bunk’s Techie Tips

Hi there Kapiti SeniorNet members and website followers! Happy New Year – I hope 2014 is a great year for you and your family and that all the special things you want, happen along the way.Techie Cartoon 1

I’ve decided (call it a New Year’s Resolution if you like) that during 2014, I’m going to be more active posting onto the SeniorNet website and not let Thor hog the stage 🙂

My focus will be on Techie Tips which I hope will compliment Thor’s more philosophical articles. With Windows 8 roaring into centre stage and huge pressure on XP users to migrate to Win 7 or 8, there are no shortage of things for me to write about.

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