|October 2014||Issue 389|
|MEETING STARTS - 09:30 - OCTOBER 11th
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, ST. AUGUSTINE, ROOM 110
Unlike years past we are depending on crowd sourced topics and presenters for main meeting program presentations. As of this time there are no main presentation topics in the queue and no presenters in the queue.
So we will be having just an extended round-table of free form topics.
As the club becomes smaller, it becomes more important than ever to respond to meeting invitations distributed from my Google Calendar. If I do not receive enough YES responses indicating member intentions to participate in a meeting, the meeting will be cancelled!
6 people in all attended the meeting on Saturday, September 13th. All of the attendees were virtual attendees via Google+ Hangout video chat.
Main Meeting Q&A:
We began the meeting with our normal round of questions and announcements. Among the questions and announcements:
John D -
Rich T -
Bill B -
Peter W -
Tom J -
John M -
Main Meeting Program:
There was no main meeting program agenda.
This section contains web links & other info related to the club email or some of the subjects we discussed during our round table discussions and main presentation.
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What HP Says About Secure Boot in their UEFI / BIOS
This document pertains to HP and Compaq PCs with Windows 8 and Secure Boot.
Secure Boot Configuration is a new feature of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) in BIOS 8 that helps a computer resist attacks and infection from malware. When your computer was manufactured, UEFI created a list of keys that identify trusted hardware, firmware, and operating system loader code. It also created a list of keys to identify known malware.
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You may have to disable Secure Boot in order to use hardware (such as older video cards) that Secure Boot does not recognize, or to boot from a CD or DVD that is not recognized. If Secure Boot does not recognize hardware, Windows does not use the hardware when it boots up, and you may experience problems starting the computer. If Secure Boot does not recognize a video card, the computer may have a blank display.
What Microsoft Says About Secure Boot
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Secure Boot is a security standard developed by members of the PC industry to help make sure that your PC boots using only software that is trusted by the PC manufacturer.
When the PC starts, the firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software, including firmware drivers (Option ROMs) and the operating system. If the signatures are good, the PC boots, and the firmware gives control to the operating system.
The following versions of Windows support Secure Boot: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows RT.
Do I need Secure Boot in order to upgrade to the latest version of Windows?
What happens if my new hardware isn’t trusted?
How can I add hardware or run software or operating systems that haven’t been trusted by my manufacturer?
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Meetings are in the St. Augustine Center (SAC) at Villanova University. These monthly sessions normally meet in Room 110.
Enter from the ITHAN AVENUE main gate, then proceed to the upper deck of the 2-level parking garage adjacent to the St. Augustine Center on the Ithan Avenue side of the building. (Click for link to Google Map)
NOTE: additional map & direction links on our website home page - http://mlcug.org/
|MLCUG Meetings Schedule||Steering Committee Meetings|
Editor: John W. Deker, Jr. 2210 Lantern Lane, Lafayette
Hill, PA 19444-2211
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|Villanova Sponsor||Prof. Frank Maloney, Dept. of Astronomy|
MLCUG STEERING COMMITTEE:
|Treasurer / Sec||John Deker||610-828-7897|
|At Large||Layton Fireng||610-688-2080|
|At Large||Tom Johnson||610-896-2434|
|At Large||Wendy Emery||215-765-3328|
|Audio Scribe||John Murphy||610-935-4398|