Tag Archives: Windows 10

More Than One Way…

9 Dec

For a solid week, The Squire has been trying to get my files transferred from my old computer to this one.  Windows 10 doesn’t have a “transfer” plan that works, and the new computer was set up to run MSN, rather than Comcast, although my email address remained the same.

Having been raised straddling the Lutheran  and Episcopal churches, and being German to my toenails, I do not take kindly to change, especially when it does not seem to be for any good reason.

There is no mechanism on Windows 10 to set up an address book; all of your email comes from Outlook Express, which, for some reason, this machine won’t see. I just carried my old computer into the dining room and used it instead. Anyway, after much mumbling and cursing on his part, The Squire finally figured out how to get this machine to open in Comcast mode. All of my email addresses are there, my favorites are where I left them, and there  is peace in the valley again.

I still hate Microsoft.


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?