The next EDCUG meeting
will be held at the
Placerville Seventh Day Adventist Church
  on November 5, 2018

The Early Session
will be a review of the Windows 10's troubleshooting Module. Starting with Windows 2000 through Windows XP, Microsoft had an optional free set of support tools that would help computer users diagnose and repair various system problems. Vista and newer versions of Windows have Startup Repair Tools. Windows 7 had Easy Fix It Tools, which have since been removed by Microsoft. Now Microsoft offers this link for troubleshooting Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. Bleeping Computers has a Windows Repair tool that also works on Windows 7 to 10.

As an alternative for repairing Windows, System Restore points or restoring from full system backups are alternatives. However, you need to make sure that your System Restore module is making Restore points, and /or you have made full sytem backups of the C drive and its special partitions.

The Main Program will be about inkjet printers and Windows 10 version 1809. Without much fan fare in 2015 a new class of inkjet printers entered the market. These new printers are unique for consumers in that they no longer have ink cartridges. They have ink tanks that can be filled from bottles. This makes the price of ink drastically cheaper, but the printers are more expensive or are they?

Microsoft attempted to release version 1809 October 2nd, but has since stopped its update while they sort out some problems that have cause some people to lose data. We will look at the new features that will appear in the 1809 or Fall Creator version of Windows 10 when it is finally released. Regardless of the potential data problems in the new version, now would be a good time to back up your data and your system, before any update process begins.

The next meeting will be Monday, January 7th, 2019.


Dave Leippe

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