Thursday, April 17, 2014

Class Summary 4-17-2014

We never got onto the planned topic, so that will be what we start off with in May. However we covered a lot of material today.

Started with installing someone's printer while the class watched. Got to talk about sharing printers to be able to print from your wireless laptop. Also about the newer laptops not having a VGA out to connect a projector or second monitor. Have to use a HDMI to VGA adaptor to make that happen. Most newer laptops have an HDMI port which enables you to connect your laptop to your TV and watch whatever is on your laptop screen on the TV. Need a M-M HDMI cable.

Spent time again discussing the maintenance programs I use to keep my PC clean. Suggest all attend Ron's Maintenance class he runs twice a month. There is much on this blog about using those programs and how to get them from

Questions about XP not being supported. Best suggestion is to retire your XP machine and move everything over to your new one, probably Windows 8.1. I strongly suggest installing the third party program to give you your Windows 7 like GUI back--start menu, etc. Get it from Demoed installing it as well.

If you do not use your XP machine on the internet, you can still keep using it. All your software will continue to work as it has. If you want to move your XP software to a new machine the only program I know of that can make that happen is PCmover. You can get it locally at Staples.

Showed how to locate this blog and the links on it like classnotes and useful links.

I know we covered a lot of other topics. If you can think of them, let me know and I will add something.

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