Turns out, I need to set aside my Microsoft conspiracy theory.
My faithful old laptop (well over 10 years old, which I guess in the world of technology makes it a cousin to Methuselah) was just waving an arm as it sank under the onslaught of updates it was too ancient to handle.
This afternoon I'm meeting with the tech people at our local computer shop to discuss what the new member of our family of computers will have. As long as it can deal with words - lots of words - and get me to the internet, I'll be happy. (Not particularly happy, however, at the unexpected expense).
So for now I'll be posting from my iPad, an awkward and tedious process.
my desktop is on its last legs, also at least 10 years old. I dread the expense of a new one. luckily, for the first time ever since our first computer back in 1984 or thereabouts I had an external hard drive for backup so when it goes bottom up I won't lose anything.ReplyDelete
Yep - all three books safely tucked away on an external driveDelete
Have a beautiful day.ReplyDelete
I hate when technology becomes obsolete. I have two packages of photography software that would have to be reloaded including all the tweaks I have given them over the years. UGH and good luck.ReplyDelete
Just don't get a Chromebook.ReplyDelete
Ten years is amazing longevity. But if it's mainly for words, you don't require a super super machine.ReplyDelete
Your pain will be ours shortly. And I do love the external drive.
How I hated working on a tablet when I was rehabbing.ReplyDelete
We have Windows 7 too and just yesterday got the first notice. The computer guy in town told us to bring the computer in and he will install Windows 10. I will probably never understand any of it. How is Mamie? I love that picture of her in the side bar. She is adorable.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's all a bit mystifying to me, too.Delete
Mamie's great and gets cuter every day just as your Eli becomes more magnificent (and cuddly,)
Right after your previous post, my new laptop got very sluggish in behaviour. I put up with it for three days then complained to my daughter, who suggested I go into "settings" and check for updates. I did and discovered an upgraded version of Windows10 was waiting to be downloaded and installed. So I set that going and the rotten thing took eight hours to download and install, but the computer is working like new again.ReplyDelete
Computers do eventually just get too old and creaky to handle modern communication, sad to say. You'll love having a new one, though! And yes, posting via an iPad (or worse, a phone) is a pain.ReplyDelete