MM has absolutely HAD IT with his new Win8 laptop. Nothing but trouble. He opens a new tab, and Internet Explorer quits working; it has a “metro” opening screen with icons hidden. You have to run the cursor around to find all that hidden stuff. It wasn’t easy even getting the dang thing simply to shut down. Sheesh! Mayday…help!!!
Keith to the rescue. We had our computer geek come over yesterday to tweak a few things, especially this laptop before it gets thrown out a real window, then get it connected to our network.
Our geek has a solution to the Win8 difficulties—a free-trial program that turns the system into Win7. Bring it on! He did. It is working. MM is happy. If the program and the laptop play together well, MM can buy the program at the end of the trial for a mere $5. Yeah buddy! That’s a cheap fix.
We still have some issues with our HP wireless printer, but that is an internal issue in the printer, so we have to deal with HP directly on that. Bugger.
Progress. We has some. Plus while Keith was here, I started digging out old electronics…bunches of parts and pieces of this and that, no longer needed. These will be saved up to take to the next electronics recycle day event.
Spring cleaning is in the air, which means that this morning MM has already bailed out and gone to his shop where he can tinker on some manly equipment, leaving me here to do “pink” jobs.
Grease is in his future; dust is in mine.
That’s life in sunny Mayberry today.
Happy May Day, y’all!