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Sydney Harbour
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 6 - 11 NOVEMBER 2017

Hello and Welcome,

Meetings This Week:

ASCCA Conference - Wednesday 8th Nov - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
ASCCA Conference - Thursday 9th Nov - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Friday Forum - Friday 10th Nov - 9:30 am - 12 noon

A welcome offer from Bill Parry to fix the Windows upgrade problem on the Club's machine.

He had a recent SSD failure, so after replacing it, had to reinstall Windows 10 via a USB boot.

In his own words:

Overnight last Tuesday my C: drive SSD on my desktop decided to fail. I awoke in the morning to a message on the monitor to inform me that the bootmanager was missing. I did quite a few checks to ascertain what the problem was and in the end proved that the SSD 'C' drive was dead.

I searched the net to get the best SSD replacement both in quality and price and ordered one from Mwave at Lidcombe. A 500GB Samsung Evo 850.

On my laptop, which has the same version of Windows 10 that the desktop had, I downloaded the Win 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 in order to run the Media Creation Tool. This enabled me to download the relevant files on to a USB to use as a boot and installation drive for Win 10 1709.

The new SSD arrived at 1400 on Thursday and as I had prepared the box, I plugged in the USB and booted to it. No problems. After about 30 minutes I had my Windows 10 1709 running smoothly. Mind you I am still installing programs (apps!) but there is no hurry.

As a result of this incident I have this fully prepared up-to-date USB which we can run on our Group's computer to get up-to-date with Win 10. A couple of provisos:

  1. My USB files are for 64 bit.
  2. The files are for Windows 10 Pro.

Simplifying it, as long as the group's Windows 10 meets those requirements I can do this on Friday.

Ed: It does.

Because we have a serviceable boot (and installation) drive and with Windows currently working on the Group's computer we will retain all of the data, files etc. Looks like a laydown misère to me: we get up-to-date and the team gets to see something interesting and positive.

Why didn't I restore with an Acronis image you may ask! Well this was a good opportunity for me to do a nice clean install and with all the upgrading that occurred over the past two years I thought let's start from scratch.

Bill Parry

Ed: Many thanks, Bill. If necessary, we can continue this work onto the Communications SIG.

Communications - Friday 10th Nov - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Windows 10 update work or, if finished, the usual Q&A and round-table discussion.

Meetings Next Week:

Programming - Tuesday 14th Nov - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Web Design - Saturday 18th Nov - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Bob Backstrom
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