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WINdows usERS Computer user group

Irvine Water District Facilities
Sand Canyon Meeting Room
15600 Sand Canyon ave, Irvine, CA 92618

10:00 am to 12:30 pm

If you are interested in learning more about Windows, a particular program, or even an exchange of ideas or information regarding the computer industry, WINNERS - WINdows usERS  is for you! WINNERS is a great place to see the latest software and also learn how to use it. We provide a easy (and fun) atmosphere for you to see new and interesting programs or hardware. Each month we have demonstrations of how to work with different programs, or hardware. We also have a discussion of computer and software problems (Random Access), and how to solve them. Computer tips are given out each month. You don't have to join right away, come in and see if you like us. We are in Orange County California, right near the San Diego (405) Freeway.

Membership is $20 annually for individuals with $5 for each additional family member.

"User groups represent the spirit of the frontier, a community getting together to do things that no individual ought to have to do alone. The pioneers of the American west got together for barn raisings, cattle roundups, and the occasional party. The pioneers of new technology get together for installfests, new user training and support, and just plain fun. Being part of a user group is the best way to get more out of your computer, and lets you make friends while you're at it." — Tim O'Reilly, President, O'Reilly & Associates

August 27

Windows 10's "Anniversary Update" has many improvements and some annoying bugs (that Microsoft is working on):
Francis will show the improvements and the bugs?
The improvements make the screen easier to see and use.
The bugs are annoying but they are always recoverable from with a reboot.


To make a quick and inexpensive repair to a computer, you can often use an external device to compensate for a part inside a computer that has failed. I have made repairs of this sort by adding USB 2 and USB 3 parts to an ailing computer:

Some of the external parts that can be used to make these quick-and-dirty repairs are
External USB hard drives and hard drive enclosures (both as data drives and as drives to boot up a computer),
external USB DVD/CD drives,
external USB sound cards,
external wireless network adapters,
external wired network adapters,
external monitors for failed monitors on laptops,
external keyboards for failed keyboards on laptops, 
When someone's computer breaks, I can often help then make a permanent or temporary fix by adding one one of the above-mentioned external parts. Sometimes, they also have to get into the "BIOS" or "UEFI" to disable the problematic part before the external add-on part works right.


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Contact Information

Postal address
  PO Box 1562
  Garden Grove,  CA     92842-1562

Electronic mail
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Membership in WINNERS is $20 annually for individuals with $5 for each additional family member. The newsletter is emailed to the members in PDF format.

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APCUG LogoWINNERS is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG) is an international, platform-independent, nonprofit corporation (incorporated in Washington, DC) devoted to helping user groups throughout the world. Almost 400 user groups are members of APCUG.