No Good Deed…

2 Dec

For quite a while, The Squire has been using Windows 10 on his computer. I was not impressed with it, and refused to have it installed on mine.

A week or so ago, his younger sister mailed him her computer, to see if he could fix whatever was wrong with it; the screen kept going black and she’s have to restart it, which can get very old, very quickly.  Without going into all the gory details, he finally decided to get me a new computer and send her this one. This one, mind you. That is important.

All of my files had to be transferred to the new computer, one at a time – my documents file, my pictures, my email address book, my favourites … well you get the picture. There is a program, PC Mover, which was supposed to be a free item to allow people to transfer files from one version of Windows to another. Unfortunately, this does not include Windows 7, which is what I am running.

He finally managed a workaround, and now we have discovered that having transferred “all my files” to the new computer had wiped out everything he had installed, which is why I am still using my original computer.

From what we can gather, Windows 10 does not allow you to type in a new email; the only way to add a contact to your address book is to click on an incoming message. “Please call me. I can’t call you.”  I also cannot log into my blog, which is why I’m still over here. Seriously, if I have been corresponding with you, no matter how long, please send me an email, because my address book has been wiped clean.

It seems that each succeeding version of Windows has more bells and whistles and fewer useful functions than the previous version.

If it ain’t broken, fix it until it is.

I HATE Microsoft! Do you hear me?

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3 Responses to “No Good Deed…”

  1. ReverendRef December 3, 2015 at 1:56 am #

    I HATE Microsoft

    You are not alone.

  2. Peg Wilson December 3, 2015 at 2:21 am #

    Thank you for saving me from making a horrible mistake. For the past couple of weeks, Tyler has been after me to download and install 10. But every time it would be started, something went wrong and it never was installed. It will never be installed now. I will hang back here with the dinos for now.

  3. The Grandmommy December 3, 2015 at 3:44 am #

    Thanks for the heads up! I ordered it but never downloaded it. I hear it has privacy issues.

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