August 8, 2013 – PC Maintenance – Restore your computer to like new condition.

PC Maintenance – Restore your computer to like new condition. Clean and restructure your Windows Operating System to make it run faster with fewer problems.

With regard to the PC Maintenance presentation, we had talked about this topic at previous Board meetings and we have identified this as a topic most members would find interesting. As it happens I have an old XP computer at home that we have used since 2004 mostly to browse the web. About a month ago it got so conflicted it simply lost its ability to access the internet. I thought, what a great opportunity to explore options for rejuvenating the operating system. I tried Ccleaner from Piriform with disappointing results so I went looking for something else to give it a good through scrubbing. I happened on System Mechanic by Iolo Technologies and I am impressed. This application is widely available and comes as a free version with somewhat limited resources and a commercial product with significantly greater capabilities at a reasonable cost. We’ll look this App over at our meeting on the 8th and discuss its strengths and weaknesses.

Please join us. The Personal Computer Club of Charlotte [PC3] meets the second Thursday of each month (next meeting Thursday, August 8th) in the Pritchard Bldg. at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd in Charlotte. Our meeting will be in the Library this month. Come to the usual entrance, but instead of going to the Fellowship Hall, take the double doors to the left in the foyer and come down the hall to the first room on the left. That’s the Library. We’ll put up some signs. The meeting gets under way promptly at 7:00pm. We generally start with a brief review of current PC issues in the news. Following that we have a presentation on a topic of interest to PC or Smart Phone users and wrap up by 9:00pm. Initial attendance at the meeting is free and open to the public.

In addition to our General Meeting at 7:00PM we get together for dinner at 5:45pm. We generally hold our “Eating before the Meeting” at the church. Six or seven folks showed up at previous meetings, had supper and talked tech until it was time to start the General Meeting. The club will provide iced tea and cookies for desert. Anything else, pizza, burger, sandwich will have to be brought in by the participants. We suggest that everyone interested stop on their way to the meeting to buy themselves diner at the Sandwich Shop, Fuel Pizza, McDonalds, etc. and bring it with them to the church.

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