Sunday, August 30, 2015

Welcome Windows 10 (+ Fall Computer Classes at YMCA)


I didn't intend to take the summer off, but an emergency appendectomy plus a root canal turned into tooth-pulling... these things really put a dent in my summer plans! Plus, I just HAD to go to the beach twice, so all in all, it worked out great!

At the end of July, Microsoft released it's much-touted new operating system, Windows 10. As Computer Consultants, my husband and I had been beta-testing it since June, so we were of the first lot to upgrade to the real thing.

The good news is that Windows 10 is a WINNER! They've fixed most of went wrong with Windows 8 and 8.1 and they're offering it as a free upgrade to anyone who is currently running Windows 7 or 8. Visit to reserve your copy (it will take a few days for you to receive the notification) or perform your upgrade (if you've already reserved). NO CD's or any physical media any more - everything will be downloaded. Yay!

I am conducting Fall Computer Classes at the Spears YMCA on Horse Pen Creek Road in Greensboro, NC during September. They are 45-minute introductory classes, designed to give you enough information to get started on your own. For the Windows 10 classes, you don't have to bring your computer, but if you have a laptop and would like to, you may. For the IPAD classes, please bring your iPad or tablet with you! The cost is $20 per person per class, and they are the same classes each week - so you could take it multiple times, if you want. Also, every person who comes to class will receive a $20 coupon good towards 1-on-1 tutoring time with me! During 1-on-1 time, we meet together, just you and me, at the Conference Room at the Y and work on whatever you want!

This is the schedule for September. I hope to see you at one of these classes! Also, I would be grateful if you would pass this information along to anyone you know who might be interested. Classes are limited to 6, so sign up early!

During the month of September:
  • Windows 10 classes
    • Wednesday mornings, 9:00-9:45 am
    • Thursday evenings, 7:00-7:45 pm
  • IPAD classes
    • Wednesday mornings, 10:00-10:45 am
I intend to continue the blog with "tips and tricks" for all computer users, updating about once per week. If you have any questions or subjects that you'd like to explore, please contact me ( Thanks!

Happy Computering!