A few weeks ago I received this message: (I copied it so I’d know what to say to the nice tech people who save my bacon from time to time)
“January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security
updates or technical support to Windows 7.”
I really, really didn’t want to switch to Windows 10 in the middle of finishing a book, so I basically plugged my fingers into my ears and hummed the message away.
Last week I found I had difficulty getting to some blogs.
Then I had difficulty accessing websites to pay bills.
Today I couldn’t check my bank account.
But ten minutes ago I was unable to get into L.L.Bean.
And I have a $90 credit.
The tipping point has been reached.
My baby goes into the shop on Wednesday.
Windows 10, how I loathe thee, let me count the ways... Sorry to hear about your upcoming loss. I remember the days of right clicking, and well, windows. Good luck. -JennReplyDelete
I am still on Windows 7. And like it.
A good tecchie will keep you going. Says me who did switch to 10. Don't like it.ReplyDelete
I'm an apple person but yeah, I hate having to upgrade the OS. right now I need to upgrade the whole thing as it's starting to have 'issues'.ReplyDelete
Windows 10 has been modified and you should not have a huge problem with the update, but having written that, I have no idea what files may be compromised. Surely simple text files should hold.ReplyDelete
I didn't lose a single thing, they just got arranged differently and I had to search a bit, but it didn't take long.Delete
I have been on W10 from its beginning. It's good, but I am sorry about your temporary pain.ReplyDelete
That's a lot of problems all at once, but is it Microsoft causing the trouble? They aren't supposed to stop supporting Windows 7 until January 14th. anyway, 10 isn't so bad, the main difference it is apps based just like the smart phones, if you're used to one of those, the change should be easy. I don't have a smart phone, but have instead a daughter to talk me through problems when I changed to 10 a long while ago now. Like Joanne says, a good techie will keep you going so you don't lose your half finished book.ReplyDelete
Not completely sure about the connection either but it seemed remarkably coincidental..Delete
I am an Apple person but also not happy about having to keep upgrading my OS all the time. I've heard nothing but bad things about Windows 10. Good luck!ReplyDelete
My desktop is still windows 7:) Please say there is hope:)ReplyDelete