#TearingOfHair and #GnashingOfTeeth – #ComputerWoes – #Update

Just a quick update on my progress–or lack thereof–with setting up my new computer. Yeah, it’s plenty fast, but heck if I can find everything I need, even when it’s actually ON the thing. Plus, many (probably most) of my programs are gone, due to being incompatible with Windows 11, so I’m trying to find possible substitutes for them. Every file I ever had is still here, but the list is astonishingly long, and finding things is tough. And worst of all (so far), my printer doesn’t seem to work on this computer, even though the pc says it’s the default printer. If I can’t figure that out, I’ll have to buy another. *sigh* (Not like I haven’t already spent a lot of money on this.)

But never fear! I WILL get things sorted out one way or the other. It’s just going to take some time, and that means less time I have for blog stuff. I am scheduling all guest posts, etc, first and foremost, so that those run for you guys, no matter where I am in this process. But what I may not be able to do is spend very much time responding to comments and/or checking out my favorite blogs. I’ll do my best, I promise, but getting my pc in order is critically important, so I have to keep working on that every chance I get. 

I know you guys will bear with me as I work through this process, and sooner or later, in the famous words of a certain Terminator, “Ah’ll be baahck!” In the meantime, thanks for your patience!

NOTE: Sorry I should have mentioned that my wonderful SON (in his early 50’s now) has helped me hugely, but he doesn’t live here. He did give me some great pointers over the phone, and is hoping to visit us before too long. I also know I can call Best Buy, but I wanted to be sure I’d done everything I could before doing so. (It’s a good way to learn as I go.) I considered myself fairly savvy about my OLD computer, and earned a living with digital art for some time, etc. But I skipped about five generations of pc’s between it and the one I have now, so everything on this one is quite different. I’ll get there, though. THANKS!


17 thoughts on “#TearingOfHair and #GnashingOfTeeth – #ComputerWoes – #Update

  1. I feel your pain. Setting up and getting used to a new computer can be trying, and I consider myself somewhat tech savvy. Sometimes I end up having to ask my brother, who has actually studied computers, to help. Printers, however, usually tend to be a pain, even at the best of times. I hope you manage to get things straightened out soon.

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  2. I’m with Priscilla. Computer problems, old and new, are so so frustrating. I wish your son lived closer. I miss mine terribly, but that longing is intensified by any computer challenge. It seems so simple for the younger generation. Right? Good luck with everything, Marcia. I wish I could help. Big hugs! 🤗

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  3. I hear you , Marcia! New set up takes time 😊 and lots of cups of tea. I had trouble linking my printer to my computer for ages, until I realised I had to change my computer wifi link from the internet to my hp printer. It’s worked ever since. 🤔☕️ I don’t know, but maybe try it. Good luck 🤞 😊🌸👍

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  4. Oh no! Here’s to a speedy resolution to a problem I’m horribly familiar with. Mine has taken to shutting itself down so I may be coming to you for tips soon. 😀 ❤

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  5. I feel your pain, Marcia:) I’m waiting for computer savy daughter to visit, to fix up the rest of my issues, like getting one of my printers to work too. My internet keeps going in and out so that doesn’t help uploading the rest of what I need. I have to be in the right mood to deal with the internet provider and convince them to fix their equipment not come to my house…lol. Hoping you get it all worked out soon and enjoy your new computer. 🙂

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  6. Believe me, I feel your pain. In early March our e-mail crashed and smashed (cause we still had Microsoft 2010) and I’ve had “my” IT tech guy come four times so far to help us get MS Office 365 working, to move from my old PC to a new laptop, and to find all those files that are hidden somewhere in the recesses of data hell. :=0 It’s not for the faint hearted (and it’s pinched our wallet) but once done, hopefully you and I will be set up for a long time. Good luck!

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  7. I do feel for you Marcia.. it is so frustrating when everything you have in the right place is displaced by new software of hardware.. I am so lucky to have an in house IT wizard otherwise I would be up Sh*t creek most of the time.. I hope that your son visits soon but you are already a long way down the road. Good luck and see when you have time..l♥♥

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  8. I know your pain, And what ticks me off when we are forced to have to buy a new device, Windows has already upped a level. I remember when my last event and having to go from Windows 8 to 10. Now I get all these ‘invites’ to upgrade to 11. No thanks. I’m sure I’ll be faced with it in the future at some point. Good luck. ❤

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