After struggling for the past six weeks trying to get my computer up and running I decided to invest in a new one and tackle the dreaded Windows 8!. I headed out Saturday and it didn’t take long for me to find one that offered all I wanted and more….12 GB memory, 2 TB hard drive, plenty of USB ports, and best of all, 18 month financing, no interest. I bit the bullet and said hell yeah!
I was able to load my programs, hook up my printer, scanner, external HD, etc., and was barely able to get a screen that resembled Windows 7. I then decided that maybe I should download Windows 8.1, the latest operating system from Microsoft. It was supposedly designed to help PC challenged people like me migrate to Windows 8, offering a lot of the same features and looks of the old OS. Well, after starting the process I was informed that the manufacturer of my PC (Hewlett Packard) did not recommend downloading Windows 8.1 on my particular model. Hmm, first piss off!
So I decided to take a break, eat dinner, and when I came back an hour later, the computer would not boot up. Hmm, second piss off! So I pushed the on and off button about six or eight times, and frequently had to sit there watching some sort of “refresh” program try to fix the “brand new” computer I bought a few hours ago. Hmm, third piss off! Anyway it did finally boot up, and I tried to once again understand the layout of Windows 8. After getting nowhere I went to bed.
Sunday morning….get up, pushed the on/off button on my NEW pc…same crap as yesterday. Wouldn’t start! Hmm, fourth and FINAL piss off! Removed all my programs, data, packed it back up and returned it to the seller. Fortunately the return went smoothly, and here I am back on my ole pc. Not sure what my problems are, but I am going to try a few things over the next day or two and see if I can isolate the problem and that if fails I might just ride off into the sunset (after taking a hammer to my computer).
JOHN HOWLAND, THE AT PRO, THE PAS, & THE TWO AMIGOS!
John Howland sent me his update (Size Does Matter) to the Malamute Saloon last week but thanks to my pc problems it did not get posted on time… think you will find his latest a good one. As usual he can’t let the two amigos (Wally and Harry) go without a few choice words, and his reference to the current state of the PAS is most definitely worthy of your time.
To read John’s latest diatribe click on the Malamute Saloon link above and scroll down to today’s date!
might just ride off into the sunset.