Good News!!


NTPCUG has returned to

in-person meetings at


Northaven United Methodist Church, 
11211 Preston Rd Dallas, TX 75230.

Park in the North lot and use the 
side entrance facing Preston



Need to learn more about computers, the Internet, programming, how to use the latest software? Are you interested in keeping your knowledge skills on the leading edge? If you are, then NTPCUG is where you will want to be.


  • Computer Users
  • IT Professionals
  • Developers
  • Small Business Owners


Next Meetings

 (all on 3rd Saturdays) 

  • December 16, 2023  (In-Person meetings have resumed)
  • January 20, 2024
  • February 17, 2024
  • March 16, 2024
  • April 20, 2024
  • May 18, 2024
  • June 15, 2024

In-Person meetings may also be held via ZOOM or Microsoft TEAMS teleconferencing.

Here is what we did at our  Saturday, November 18, 2023 meeting …


PowerShell SIG  – 8:00 – 10:00 am 
See details below

Windows Tips & Tricks SIG – 8:30 – 9:30 am

Special Presentation!!  Modems, Routers, and Wi-Fi, by Bill James (APCUG)
9:30 – 10:30 am — See details below

Artificial Intelligence (AI) SIG
9:30 – 10:30 am — See details below

 Internet/Windows Inside-Out SIG
10:30 – 11:30 pm — See details below

 NTPCUG members will receive the meeting details in the monthly flyer, at least 2 days prior.

PowerShell SIG

8:00 – 10:00 am 

For the PowerShell SIG beginning at 8:00, we will have a general “All Things Related to PowerShell” discussion in an online meeting format. Join us !!

This SIG will meet both in-person this month at Northaven United Methodist Church as well as virtually at

SIG Leaders: Larry Weiss and Josh Miller






Windows Tips & Tricks

8:30 – 9:30 am 

Due to Chuck Stark missing the October meeting, and the ‘technical problems he had in August, he will repeat his August program. 

  • How to Download, Install and Use ccleaner. 
  • How to Use Windows ‘Disk Cleanup’. 
  • How to download, install and use ‘Crystal Disk Info’ disk analyzer. 

Also, if you have a ‘troubled’ system (or your system has a troubled user!) please contact Chuck via email to arrange for a ‘Live, No Net’ troubleshooting session in front of the group.

This SIG will meet this month both in-person at NUMC and remotely.  If attending remotely, click .

SIG Leader: Chuck Stark

Artificial Intelligence (AI) 

9:30 – 10:30 am 

Things happen way too fast in AI to accurately predict what Howard Harkness will want to talk about at the AI SIG meeting, so he will be following this general outline for this and future meetings:

  • An overview of 4 or 5 of the most interesting news stories or controversies since last month,
  • Mention of 8-10 of the new AI products that seem most interesting,
  • A demo of one new AI tool in as much depth as is possible with the given time constraints.
  • General discussion/opinions/Q&A

With new controversies and legal issues emerging nearly every day, and 300-400 new AI applications coming out every week, I don’t think I’ll be running out of material any time soon.

We will be presenting remotely via Zoom,
Meeting ID: 844 4788 4529   Passcode: 781910

SIG Leader:  Howard Lee Harkness


Special Presentation
(hybrid meeting – on-site and remote)

9:30 – 10:30 am 

 In November, Bill James will present on Modems, Routers, and Wi-Fi.

This presentation will discuss Modems, Routers, and Wi-Fi and how to set up your devices for the best Internet performance.  It will include information on the latest modems, router hardware developments, and best practices for setup and deployment.

James will also discuss how Wi-Fi fits into Home Automation, demystifying terms like WPA, Wi-Fi 6, 802.11, Ethernet, and DOCIS 3.1. Finally, he will also cover the pros and cons of using a professional tech service to solve technical difficulties.

This SIG will meet this month both in-person at NUMC and remotely.  If attending remotely, click

Meeting ID: 844 6643 0565    Passcode: 800275

Windows Inside-Out 

(hybrid meeting – on-site and remote)
10:30 – 11:30 am 

This month:

SIG Leader Glynn Brooks will continue the “New Features in Windows 11 23H2”, with lots of demonstrations and a helpful handout.

On the Internet side, he will discuss the evolution of Bluetooth from 1.0 to present, and what’s new in the 5.3 release.

    For remote access to the meeting, click .

    SIG Leader: Glynn Brooks