Welcome to CCUG-PC!
Meetings are held at:
St. Tammany Public Library in Slidell
555 Robert Blvd. - (985-646-6470)
Upcoming Meeting Date:
November 19, 2016
The next general meeting of CCUG-PC will be held on:
10:30 am to 12:00 pm.
The topic will be:
"Stump the Experts"
Can you stump the experts? Give them your best
shot. Remember to bring your questions before the meeting so that we can present
them on post cards for our panel! Don't miss it! Mark your calendar:
May 14, 2016
The past general meeting of CCUG-PC was held on
Saturday, May 14, from
– Utilizing External Data Storage
Jerry starting the meeting with
asking who had purchased new technology recently.
Members and guest posed questions on their recent
Ray started his talk suggesting gathering the bulk of
your computer files into the Documents folder in Windows, that way documents to
backup are easier to find.
Other places to backup are pictures and music files
Ray showed various
(thumb drives) on which to back up files.
USB 3.0 and 3.1 are the most recent versions.
These devices are backwards compatible on
older machines that have USB 2.0, however transfer may be slower when backing up
to the older USB technology.
External Hard Drives
were the next back up products discussed.
Ray showed several sites to obtain all the
devices, and local office supply stores were also an option.
Newer hard drives are able to
backup 1 Terrabyte of files and more.
Price is your only limitation.
Some hard drives are used to back up more than one
machine, or several files such as documents, music files, photos, videos, etc.
Many times software is included on the backup device or
a link to download the software are suggested for the end user.
Hard drives can be delicate
if dropped, USB are a little more sturdy as they have no moving parts.
Microsoft One Drive and Google Drive are most popular.
MS One Drive recently downsized their free storage from
15 megabytes to 5. Google Drive still offers 15 megabytes of free storage.
MS Outlook Mail backs up to One
It is tied to an online version of Office which saves
to the One Drive.
Google Drive lets two or more
people share the document they are working on.
(I use this at work). There are calendars and
so much more in these programs.
were discussed, these are a total backup of all the data on your computer,
however you can only restore to the same computer or one identical to yours.
Individual files are not able to be restored
from these backups.
A Better solutions are to backup
files and folders.
Restoring is easier.
Questions fielded were how to
open video and graphic programs on Windows 10.
Some older Windows program aren’t there any
more. ( I for one notices Movie Make files weren’t opening.)
It was suggested to download VLC Media
Further questions included
Malware and Ransomware.
Free version of Malwarebytes.com was one
Always keep firewall and antivirus programs
current on your computers.
Last note was July 29th 2016 is the last date for free upgrade
to Windows 10.
Anniversary Meeting November 21, 2015
On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, CCUG-PC celebrated its 25th Silver
Anniversary. The group's initial meeting was held on December 7, 1990.
Join us for this special 25th anniversary reunion meeting. We saw familiar
member faces not seen in a while.
There were 25 Members at the
celebratory event. They came to enjoy memories, prizes and food and they were
Jerry showed an updated slide show of outstanding photos and
memories from many of which were rescued from Katrina by Laura Brunies and
There were newer members who wished they would have known
about our group in years past! This
was a very nice compliment and testimony to the great things CCUG-PC
accomplished in its historical quarter of a century!
The food: Sandwiches, mini muffalettas, cheese and fruit
trays, many soft drinks, water and teas were provided by members, Jerry, Harry
and Sue. But, the grand food service was the 25th Anniversary cake which was
enjoyed by all!
After the anniversary memories presentation there were prizes
distributed, but the grand prizes was cash prizes which were awarded to:
Priscilla Scott, $25
Ray Paternostro $25
Jerry Artigue $50
It was truly a wonderful meeting. We’re still hearing about
the presentation of memories, food, and a grand time through good comments. –
The panel: Ray
Paternostro, Sue Wessing and Harry Cancienne
Questions were answered from cards given out
to members as they came into the meeting room, along with their ticket for a
chance of prizes.
were from a wide range:
How to correctly dispose of a battery?
When is Windows 10 coming out and will it cost?
What happened to Windows 9?
What programs to use for Malware and Antivirus?
How to do a genealogy or other search in Google Advanced
Can you edit and move files in the Cloud? Which Clouds
should I use?
What programs to use for backups?
What is the difference in a file backup and an image
Should you shutdown your computer or put in sleep moe?
Do sunspots affect our signals?
You want these
answers? You should have come to the meeting!
Join CCUGPC on Facebook
for answers to these and many more topics and questions.
Prizes were won by Rose Penney, Joe Tosh, Eldon LeBlanc,
Lance Castellanos and Harry Cancienne.
Ed. Also group members can expect the
group's issue of
(Electronically PDF format) to be sent to members prior to the meeting
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St. Tammany Public Library
555 Robert Blvd - in Slidell, LA
Driving Directions to CCUG-PC Meeting:
Coming east from Mississippi the quickest route is exiting off I-10 on Gause Blvd/Hwy 190(right turn) then
proceed west on Gause Blvd. to
Robert Blvd. (Textron and Slidell Memorial at that corner of
Robert Blvd. which intersects Gause Blvd. You will see Slidell Memorial
Hospital on the left and Textron on the Right. Turn right at
the fenced Textron and
go two more traffic lights, library is on left just after
the second traffic signal Intersection of Robert and North Blvd/Audubon Blvd. (both streets
meet at Robert Blvd.)
From west or the Covington area you can exit I-12 Exit 83 (Hwy 11/Pearl
River Exit), turn right onto Hwy 11 (Front St), then turn left at next
traffic light (North Blvd.) Follow winding street to Robert Blvd.
The Library is on the left (behind the trees). There is construction
going on at the I-12 intersection.
From New Orleans get off Gause/Hwy 190 west exit (left). Follow along
Robert Blvd as above.
Meetings area always followed with members/guests meeting afterwards for
lunch. For more information, please contact Jerry at
firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP is preferred to
seat properly and cost is at the expense of members who wish luncheon
Always lots of
info, computer technology and
Q & A to stimulate the most challenged of
There's also an online presence, (since 1997)
of activity for
this time will be available
on its CCUG-PC Yahoo Club (Group)
and also on FACEBOOK, headed by Buster Matthews.
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