SPAUG President Index  

This is a review of the past years’ tutorials because the same questions keep coming up repeatedly.  Alongside many references is the Google search term for accessing the item on the SPAUG website.  The Google Search is designed to allow you to click the "I’m Feeling Lucky" box.  There are also direct links from this page.

 

Links Synopsis of Topics Google search terms
2012
January_12 SPAUG History; Computer History Museum; SPAUG Clinic; MS Bing search engine; Win 7; laptop vs desktop.
February_12 Backups and Acronis.
March_12 Antivirus programs; Microsoft Essentials; MalwareBytes; CCLEANER; automate maintenance; password safety; extended warranties; solid state drives (SSD).
April_12 XP, Office support ends 2014; MalwareBytes; Mailwasher; email hijacking; automatic computer maintenance.
May_12 Password security.
June_12 Acronis backup technique.
July_12 Win 8; Tablet PCs.
August_12 Long passwords; Micro center; Win XP.
September_12 Windows upgrade; Microsoft Word versions.
October_12 Babylon toolbar; RSS feeds; organizing programs; SYSTRAY.
November_12 Invasion of the Handhelds;system upgrades.
2011
January_11 Essential utilities; ERUNT Registry backup; UNLOCKER; AUTORUNS; MSCONFIG; CCLEANER; SNOWBIRD file manager; MALWAREBYTES; SUPERANTISPYWARE; AVIRA ANTIVIR; FIREFOX; ACRONIS.
February_11 Classes; Little House, Menlo Park; Avenidas, Palo Alto; SPAUG clinic; XP or Windows 7; email security; fast Internet; Comcast; Hughes Satellite; IE vs Firefox.
March_11 Fast downloading; Sonic.net; DSLreports; AT&T.
April_11 Win 7 tools; backup; IP address availability; ICANN-IPv6.
May_11 Acronis 2011; Acronis True Image backup; Gene Barlow; UGR User Group Relations.
June_11 SPAUG aims and goals; Windows 7; backup; Acronis; defragmenting; MS updates; capacitor plague; SPAUG laptop; Belarc Advisor; Dropbox.
July_11 Trojan Win32/FakePAV; Windows 7, new computer or upgrade from XP.
August_11 Windows 7 upgrade; upgrade from XP; defrag - PerfectDisk; Acronis backup; anti-virus, social engineering.
September_11 Dragon Naturally Speaking; Virus Recovery.
October_11 SPAUG History; Failure risk; XP and Win7; data communications, fiber, and Sonic.net.
November_11 Elections; futurology; XP; MS security & viruses.
2010
January_10 patches, security, backup, Acronis, CrossLoop.
February_10 phone, AT&T, Comcast, portability.
March_10 video, LCD, twisted nematic, in-plane switching (IPS), vertical alignment (VA).
April_10 Planning Committee; netbooks; upgrade to IE8; go to System 7; Acronis for backup; malware; Secunia; MS update vs Windows update.
May_10 computer maintenance clinic; backups; Acronis.
June_10 maintenance; startup sequence; managing backups; adding RAM; managing hard disk drives; using event viewer.
July_10 system 7; laptop vs. desktop; how to unscrew XP; standalone virus removal
August_10 Operating System choices: Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8; bleeding edge PC user; backup strategy; file transfers; virtualization; prepare: service call or clinic visit.
September_10 potpourri; Paste Buffer; URL in browser; Ctrl+ combo; The Cloud; Crossloop; junk email; Mailwasher
October_10 This month's newsletter has no Prez letter.
November_10 Reimage; backup; CCLEANER; virus; HDD alternatives.
Dec_10 no newsletter
2009
January_09 new computer, legacy software, bloatware, DeCrapifier, CHM, Babbage, voice recognition, OS reload, blacklist, file convert.
February_09 Unscrew XP; MSCONFIG; defrag; Secunia; CCLEANER; Avast; ERUNT; overhead.
March_09 Domain; ISP.
April_09 ERUNT; Biases; Scanner; WINDOWS LIVE SAFETY SCANNER.
May_09 drivers.
June_09 RAID.
July_09 RAID.
August_09 RAID; CrossLoop; Vista; Secunia; Malwarebytes.
September_09 WIN7; Windows 7
October_09 Java; JRE; Secunia; DEP; data execution prevention.
November_09 windows live safety scanner, security, trojan, virus.
Dec_09 no newsletter
2008
January_08 Prez index; Prez letters index.
February_08 antivirus.
March_08 Internet speed; QoS.
April_08 EULA; automatic renew.
May_08 remote access; Cross Loop; Windows secret news letter.
June_08 ISP; DSL modem.
July_08 Hank; XP SP3; Secunia; CrossLoop; capacitor; BSOD.
August_08 Vista; XP SP3; Secunia; virus.
September_08 XP SP3, CrossLoop, MS Office
October_08 audio; antivirus; noscript; opendownload; adblockplus; flashblock.
November_08 patch; homebrew; Avast; Win 7.
Dec_08 no newsletter
2007
January_07 Remote computing, Vista arrival, Beginning of 25th year. Google:  SPAUG Vista USB PcAnywhere
February_07 Upgrading paths to Vista and costs; list of shortcomings.  How to prepare for a Clinic visit. Google:  SPAUG Vista XP +$200 bare-bones
March_07 Predictions on Vista and what has to be done to it. Google:  SPAUG  Dell Worthington
April_07 SkipRearm to run Vista for a year without registering. Google:  SPAUG skiprearm
May_07 XP and Vista co-existence;  moving to new computer; rootkit removal; Microsoft Scanner Google: SPAUG OEDB "spaug cd"
June_07 Vista SP1; Slipstreaming. Google:  SPAUG slipstreaming
July_07 MS Live Scanner to control the registry, some virus and some dead files. Google: SPAUG "service scan"
August_07 How/Where to get help. Google:  SPAUG "additional help aids"
September_07 Google:  SPAUG Microsoft office patches
October_07 Routine Maintenance you need to do on your computer. Google:  SPAUG Red Calub HDD 35,500
November_07 How to unscrew your computer and take all day at it. Google:  SPAUG anniversary 25 disk cleanup
Dec_07 no newsletter
============ 2006 ============================
January_06 Media Computer, Media SIG SPAUG Media Computer
February_06 How to run HijackThis SPAUG HiJackThis
March_06 Enable Automatic Update and Why. Google: SPAUG Auto Update
April_06 Tons of little tweaks and tips. Google:  SPAUG NTFS trumps FAT32
May_06 XP vs. Vista - who loses? Google:  SPAUG XP worked somewhat SP1
June_06 Hutchings on scanners. Google:  SPAUG Hutchings scanner Picasa
July_06 Why not to buy Dell; Fixing Dell software; what documents to assure are available; Recovery Console. Google:  SPAUG recovery console
August_06 How to buy a computer, set it up properly, and prepare to handle problems when they arrive. Google:  SPAUG how to buy a computer in today market
September_07 Recycling computers, Windows Live One Care Google:  SPAUG 600million dumps
October_06 What Hank Skawinski said about the state of the market. Google: Skawinski talk
November_06 The supplier from Hell - Earthlink documented. SPAUG Supplier from Hell
Dec_06 SPAUG members' computers much more current.  Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 has problems. Google:  SPAUG Clinic Firefox SP2 IE7
============= 2005 ============================
January_05
February_05
March_05 Dell computers virtually unmentionable because of missing information.  Smart Computing has lots of goodies - examples included.
April_05 Books you should have bought to support your computer.
May_05 Use of HijackThis to clear your computer of malware.  Instructions included.  Microsoft efforts to control malware.
June_05 Wireless protection, encryption, WPA2, self protection.
July_05 ERUNT, Acronis, backup dispersal discussion.
August_05 Two types of color printers, dried ink recovery, exercising printer.
September_05
October_05 Help:  Google, Microsoft, Experts Exchange, HijackThis
November_05 The use of GPS in Pennsylvania.
Dec_05 Microsoft pricing vs. Linux.  CDs with new computers.  Vonage vs. Skype.  Fax spam.LogMeOn.
2004
January_04
February_04
March_04Virus removal, Wi-Fi in the 2.4 GHz range along with other devices, Acronis.
April_04Reload options and restore CD capabilities, IE vs. Mozilla, WiFi parabolics.
May_04Shuttle computers, Maxtor vs. Western Digital, Apple Trojan Horse, MailWasher.
June_04
July_04MSBA, Zombies, wireless integrity.
August_04Removal of a virus that Symantec could not remove, Trend Micro Housecall, 1146 viruses on one computer.
September_04
October_04Computer from Hell: Compaq Presario with lock-ins, SP2 effectiveness, Ariel typeface.
November_04
Dec_04RAID1 actual failure, SPAUG CD, diagnosing hardware.
2003
January_03
February_03
March_03
April_03
May_03
June_03Earthlink vs. spammers, spam legalities.
July_03Spam control via MailWasher, Zone Alarm,  CD printing, Computer Museum.
August_03Zone Alarm vs. SpeedStream, SPAUG member suggestions for speakers,  
September_03
October_03Upgrading to XP including transferring data. 
November_03
December_03AOL problems, .NET problems and big brother.  DSL ordering.
2002
January_02
February_02Random Access criteria, Triple booting, putting together your own computer.
March_02
April_02
May_02
June_02
July_02
August_02Making CDs, backups, second HDD, PartiHDtion Magic, 
September_02
October_02XP penetration, 20th anniversary, PcAnywhere.
November_02Ghost, USB speeds, review of anti malware techniques.
December_02CD/RW supported by Symantec is inop..
2001
January_01Significant non-working hardware/software setups.
February_01The demise of an ISP, dealing with a virus on a computer.
March_01March_01 Firewalls, intrusion detection, and control.
April_01
May_01Criterion for purchasing a computer.  GPS systems.
June_01The release of XP and its problems.
July_01
August_01Where to get help. 
September_01
October_01Keyboard tricks.
November_01CD announcement and party arrangements.
December_01
2000
January_00
February_00administrivia.
March_00
April_00
May_00Melissa Virus narrative.
June_00Speakers, Microsoft, viruses.
July_00
August_00Backups, women members, retention backups. 
September_00
October_00Whether to upgrade to XP, how to speed up disk accesses.
November_00Biographies.
December_00
1999
January_99
February_99Roster of coming speakers.
March_99Nummi arrangements.
April_99
May_99
June_99Personnel needs.
July_99Potential trips, video projector purchase.
August_99Recount of Computer Museum trip.
September_99
October_99Speaker schedule, personnel assignments.
November_99Administrivia.
December_99
1998
January_98
February_98
March_98
April_98
May_98New officers, lots of talent in the Club.

October_03 Where to get help, Woody's Windows, Abris, Windows Annoyances.