Internet Centre will be open for Tech-Savvy Tuesdays.
If you are having trouble wrangling your technology, pop in and see Josh on Tuesdays between 9:30am and 4:30pm. Bookings are preferred.
One-on-one lessons are available and computer parts/accessories, and inks can also be purchased in store on Tech Savvy Tuesdays.
I look forward to seeing you there!
On January 10, 2023, support for Windows 8.1 ended. This means if you are still running Windows 8.1 (or an earlier Windows operating system) you will no longer receive updates to patch security vulnerabilities.
This leaves you vulnerable on the internet, and may allow a cyber criminal to gain access to your data.
For these older machines, the good news is, you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free. This can be done using the Media Creation Tool available from Microsoft.
When the tool is run, it will check to see if your device is compatible with Windows 10 and will then install the software. This may take a few hours.
I recommended backing up your data before starting the upgrade.
More advanced users may want to download the Windows 10 ISO file, and install a fresh version of Windows. This can be picked as an option in the upgrade tool. The ISO will need to be written to a bootable USB or CD.
Windows 10 will be supported until October 14, 2025, after which you will be required to upgrade to Windows 11. Due to hardware requirements, machines running Windows 8.1 may not be compatible with Windows 11.
If you require assistance downloading and installing Windows 10 or purchasing a Windows 10 license, feel free to contact us.
It’s hard to believe the end of the year is approaching yet again. 2022 tried (and likely succeeded) in outdoing 2021. The year started off wet; with some of the worst flooding in history in Northern NSW and Queensland. Fast forward to the end of the year. It’s still wet; with flooding a little closer to home in Forbes and Eugowra. Many people losing everything in a year that had it’s fair share of setbacks.
Those not affected by floods were likely caught up in data breaches – whether it be Optus, Medibank, or numerous other breaches over the last few months. Be wary of callers invoking urgency and fear purporting to be your banking institution or telecommunication provider. Scammers will have access to breach data, allowing them to appear authentic.
As the end of the year approaches, I would like to thank all who have supported Internet Centre throughout 2022. I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. All the best for 2023!
Grenfell Internet Centre will close:
4:30pm Friday 16th December 2022
9:30am Tuesday 10th January 2023
“The thing about Christmas is that it almost doesn’t matter what mood you’re in or what kind of a year you’ve had – it’s a fresh start.” — Kelly Clarkson