Are you up to date with Windows 10?

Win 10 BackgroundQuite a few things have happened with Windows 10 Operating System since you upgraded to 10 from whichever version you previously had on your computer, or you may have bought a new PC or laptop with Windows 10 already installed. Either way you may like to check if you are indeed up-to-date with the latest version.

The reason for doing that is partly for security and partly to get any new function in updates working for you and partly to correct any bugs in the previous iteration.

I do hope that you are using Windows 10 and upgraded when Microsoft two years ago offered to do that for you,

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Unhappy Anniversary – Windows 10

W10 Anniversary UpdateMicrosoft has run into a new serious problem with its Anniversary update of the Windows 10 operating system which hit the world stage over the past few weeks.

The new problems comes at a bad time for Microsoft when W10 just became a chargeable product after a year of free upgrades when the Anniversary upgrade was the one to make Windows 10 the preferred OS choice across the World.

Web cameras no longer working, Skype telephony having problems in various locations, PCs that cannot start up, and up to time of writing no solutions from Microsoft; Meanwhile those with dead PCs have no way of getting their files, documents, photos etc working.

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Newsletter – July 2016

AGM

The AGM was held on the 20th July with a good attendance of 32 members. The guest speaker Mr. John McBeth gave a very informative speech about instances in his life of broadcasting radio and television dating back to the early 1980s through to the present time. This covered Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby and Americas Cup Yachting. At present he’s getting himself ready to cover the Rio Olympics.

Elected at the meeting were your 2016/17 committee:

Chairman – Brian Milne,                          Vice Chairperson – Teresa Urutia,

Treasurer – David Salter,                          Secretary – Jim Heron,

Committee – Ian McLuckie, Kuini Woolcock, Pat Stephens, Peter Bunkall, Peter Jones, Peter Thomson, Shona Spicer, Sue Connor, Veronica Kemp.

Imm. Past Chairman – Barry Bailey.

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This is Your Final Warning….

Crying Man CartoonOK…OK, I admit that nothing terminal is going to happen to your computer (or you!) if you don’t upgrade to Windows 10 but one thing’s for sure, if you don’t accept the free upgrade before 29 July 2016, you will have to pay Microsoft at least $US109 for the privilege when you finally realise the world’s leaving you behind!

Of course, if you’re planning on replacing your old clunker laptop/desktop in the very near future (ie this year!), upgrading to Win 10 is a bit of waste of time but for everyone else….
T I M E   I S   R U N N I N G   O U T ! ! !

I came across an excellent summary of facts (with a little positive spin thrown in for good measure) on the internet recently and I want to share it with you.

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The Waiting is Over – It’s Time to Upgrade!

Confession: I’m a Windows 10 fan! I’ve been using it since September 2015 and I have absolutely no complaints about it. It’s easy to use, easy to navigate, packed with features and 100% better than Windows 8….and it was free! I even like MS Edge, the new browser – how sad is that!! Of course there are a few things which could be improved in Windows 10 but that’s nothing unusual for Microsoft software and certainly not cause to criticise what appears to be the most robustly created Windows Operating System ever. Heck, it even runs well on older ex-Windows 7 machines with 2Gb memory.

What really concerns me though is that the July 29th free upgrade deadline is fast approaching and there are still a lot of members out there who haven’t upgraded for whatever reason. Continue reading