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Sydney Harbour

Hello and Welcome,

Report from the Friday Forum/Communications SIGs, Friday 10th Nov 2017:

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Successful:

To Bill Parry and his amazing USB drive — Thank you, thank you, thank you.

After some experimentation, Bill found that the USB drive should not be the boot device to install the Fall Update. That would have done a clean install which is not what we wanted. Clicking the setup.exe on the USB drive after a normal boot into our (then) Windows 1703 was the way to go.

It was still creeping through the many update steps when Bill had to leave at the end of the first SIG. We stayed, watching the progress until it wanted to boot to then install the updates. At this stage, it said to remove the USB drive and boot normally, so we did that. The final steps of actually installing the updates crept along showing 2%, 4%, etc. and finally booting to the Windows 10 version 1709!

We were amazed, especially after the three failed attempts back in October via the normal Microsoft update method. We saw those attempts listed in "View installed update history" before today's upgrade, but now we see that the entire history has been cleared. Great policy, Microsoft.

We then watched a 30-minute YouTube video showing the great new features of Windows 10 version 1709. This video comes from Microsoft on website "This Week on Windows" and is a very good demo of the many new things in this release. Especially impressive is the Story Remix App where you can insert many new effects including thunder, lightning and rain to your videos. To say nothing of inserting and scaling up dinosaurs or dragons into your camera pics with the Mixed Reality App.


Microsoft says, "Welcome to This Week on Windows, where we'll bring you the latest in Windows news, apps, and tips every Friday from experts here at Microsoft".

Meetings This Week:

Programming - Tuesday 14th Nov - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come and show your projects, and see some others. We have a computer with a projector, so bring along picture files of your project and we'll project them on the wall. We have a broadband internet connection, so discussion can be wide ranging.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday November 14 at 6pm. We'll see some new microprocessor applications and programming examples.

Neville Hoffman

Web Design - Saturday 18th Nov - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This is our last meeting for the year, so we will look at ideas for next year.

From discussions we have had, the group will be looking at the basics of building a web site with discussions and practical work. Along with this practical work we will still be looking at the latest innovations and new ideas that come along. So, get your ideas together on what to build and topics to discuss for a great planning session.

What are your favourite tools and what would you recommend?

There are lots of design tools we have looked at for web design and now most browsers have extensions to help you see how a site is constructed.

Now that Edge has caught up with the other browsers and has its own extensions, I thought we could have a look at what extensions it and the other browsers have available that could be of use to web design. Several are common across the major browsers, like Firefox and Chrome, while others are dedicated to particular browsers. I have downloaded a few to examine.

Steve South
Web Design Leader

Meetings Next Week:

Tuesday Group - Tuesday 21st Nov - 9:30 am - 12 noon
Family History - Tuesday 21st Nov - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Digital Photography - Friday 24th Nov - 9:30 am - 12 noon

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ASCCA Pitt St Sydney Courses November December 2017

Our courses for the next two months have now been released. Many of the old favourites are included.

Click here to read or download the course program in PDF Form to print.

A new option to book a seat in a course is now available as an Online Form.

Raymond Hart

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
Level LG, 280 Pitt St SYDNEY 2000
(02) 9286 3871

Copyright © 2017 ASCCA — Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association, All rights reserved.

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Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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