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Under the Computer Hood Users Group (UCHUG)


Under the Computer Hood Users Group (UCHUG) is a non profit Users Group.  UCHUG membership consists of first time computer users through Computer Consultants.  This diverse audience allows users of all experience levels to feel comfortable with exchanging ideas and obtaining help for problem resolution.

Upcoming Meetings


February 1st - APCUG speaker's bureau presentation: USB 3 Versus USB 2 Versus eSATA

We have all heard the marketing hype about how USB 3 is 10 times faster than USB 2. Francis will show you the basic facts about these three connection technologies. He will also tell you about the backward and forward compatibilities and incompatibilities of USB 3 and USB 2.


March 1st - (Proposed) - Presenter for Avast Antivirus, Bob Gostischa, will give us a look at using Avast for protecting your PC from viral infection. Bob will explain what you need to know to stay safe in the present to help make your Internet experience and computer operation safe, secure and, enjoyable.


April 5th - (Proposed) - APCUG speaker's bureau presentation: Free and Alternatives to Free Software

Where money doesn’t have to speak and you still want quality software, learn about many alternative programs that you can get for free to do your computing tasks. Many of these programs are cross-platform (meaning they have versions for Windows, Macs, and Linux) so it’s easy to share files with just about anyone.

THIS MONTH on the UCHUG web pages

Just a few of the new February library files - Chrome Cleanup Tool will assist you in removing software that may cause problems in Google Chrome - Microsoft Windows Download Tool will take you to the Microsoft download area to get the .iso files to create Windows and MS Office DVD’s -  WinUSB will allow you to make bootable USB sticks for installation of Windows from them.

We are starting to gather info and tips/tricks on Windows 10.  To check out the info go to the Sites & Guides page and click on the Windows 10 button. The latest addition is How to Fix: 'Open With' Not Working when the ‘Open With’ option is missing from the right click menu on a file.

The Holiday Cheer December 2016 pictures are posted on the Group Activities page.

Updated 01 February 2017