SaddleBrooke Computer Club

Spring computer classes have begun

Dave Tiefenbach

Spring computer classes started this month. Many of the classes still have space available. Go to the Computer Club website at Click Member Login and on the Classes tab, choose Class Calendar, then click on the class desired. Click the Register Now button to sign up.

December’s User Group meeting was a workshop presented by various Computer Club Instructors. The following members participated in the workshop:

Dennis Korger – Hardware, Windows 10, Internet, Google products, free software

Dennis Holt – Basic PC, browsers

Steve Solberg – Software and hardware troubleshooting, routers and networking problems

Richard Spitzer – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Gmail, Photoshop

Ann Quade – Apple computers, iPad, iPhone (via Facetime)

Also participating was Registrar Alice Stuart, who was available for membership and class registration. A door prize was awarded at the end of the workshop.

For future User Group topics, go to the club website and click on the Users Group tab.

Member Steve Solberg provided information on how to make use of some Windows features not normally used. To see those features, go to

The new Windows Creator operating system has been issued. Microsoft will notify you when the update is available for your device. When the update is ready, you’ll be asked to pick a time to install it if you’re not ready. After it’s installed, your device will be running Windows 10, version 1709. To see which version of Windows 10 your device is currently running, click the Start button, then select Settings > System > About. To see the features of Creator, go to

A Mac user provided the following information about the Mac operating system High Sierra. There’s a serious bug in High Sierra that enables the root superuser on a Mac with a blank password and no security account.

The bug lets anyone log into an admin account using the username “root” with no password. This works when attempting to access an administrator’s account on an unlocked Mac, and it also provides access at the login screen of a locked Mac.

Apple released a security update to fix the issue on November 29 and anyone running Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.1 should install the new security update immediately.