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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 5 - 10 FEBRUARY 2018

Hello and Welcome,

Meetings This Week:

Friday Forum - Friday Feb 9th - 9:30 am - 12 noon

Josephine Wiseman has a couple of items:

  • Two strange things happened on the way to WIN10 Features Update 1709
  • BIT - Credit Card Fraud Patterns Revealed

Plus the usual Q&A and other discussions.

Communications - Friday Feb 9th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The usual Q&A and other discussions.

Meetings Next Week:

Programming - Tuesday Feb 13th - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Web Design - Saturday Feb 17th - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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ASCCA News:

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Tech Tip:

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update turns off Wi-Fi:

After the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update was installed, I've been finding that the Wi-Fi on my laptop mysteriously drops.

The Wi-Fi is then actually turned off by Windows 10.

No amount of 1) Turning the Wi-Fi on, 2) finding my Wi-Fi name in the list and 3) clicking Connect works.

I finally came across this site: "7 Solutions to Fix Wi-Fi Disconnecting Issue after Windows 10 Update". Seven solutions!

Solution 4. Wake Up Your Wi-Fi Adapter to Solve Windows 10 Wi-Fi Disconnecting

According to lots of Windows 10 users, waking up the Wi-Fi adapter could be an effective resolution to the Wi-Fi disconnecting issue in Windows 10. Here're the steps:

Step 1. Right-click Start and select Device Manager

Step 2. Locate Network Adapters and expand it

Step 3. Right-click on Properties

Step 4. Click the Power Management tab

Step 5. Uncheck the option "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"

That Power Management option was indeed checked!

I had noticed and unchecked this option several years ago under Windows 8.

In this age of needing to be always-connected, why did Microsoft change this option to "Checked" without the user's knowledge?

To say nothing of the need to reboot to get the Wi-Fi working again!

Unbelievable!

Ed.

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Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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