Just got back to normal here.
My other half decided to surprise me and buy me a new laptop, which is very nice of her, however the way she went about it has left us in total chaos.
She wanted one for herself and in the lead up to getting it she tricked me into handing over mine so that the computer guy could download/transfer
some of the programs I had on mine.
Surprise day comes along and 2 new laptops appear in the home office
OK cool, but where is my old one?
In pieces back at the workshop
All I had to start with on the new one was Windows 8
What a 'bleep' ing nightmare this new operating system is. I thought Vista was bad!
Its loaded full of junk you will never use, riddled with advertising you can't get rid of and everything is different, especially the Start menu.
Our computer guy got it set up to the router so at least I could access the Internet and left me to it. "Yep" he said "I transferred all your programs
Well it has taken me 2 days to get back to something resembling normal, most of the programs I run were not transferred at all, the only thing he
managed to save was my Firefox Speed Dial which is lucky, as that has all the web links I had, over 100 of them.
Had to load from scratch GoogleEarth, Dropbox, Notepad, Chrome, Firefox, and a bunch of other stuff I use for work like Adobe, ScreenCallipers,
TurboCad and a few others.
I lost lost all my e-mails, so didn't have the code to activate my Kasperky AV, have had to e-mail Sydney to get that, still waiting for a reply.
This Windows 8 is going to piss a lot of people off, apparently XP will become redundant at the end of this year, there will be no further support,
backup or updates provided by Microsoft.
You should hear my partner screaming at the new system, she went from using XP with Office 2003 straight through to W8
she didn't even have any
practice on Vista or Office 2007, so even a simple spreadsheet is a major hurdle for her to get her head around.
So advice to everyone, if you use Windows prepare yourself for the change, it is going to be a major change for you.
Just published my first W8 produced interactive earthquake map, I nearly had a heart attack when I went into Dropbox to see if everything was there,
Japan folder shows it is empty
, however the maps still show the files on my Blog, not sure what that is about.
latest LDEO interactive map, to 20/03/2013
edit on 20-3-2013 by muzzy because: l'll read the instructions/guide for W8 at the weekend
see what I should have done, there are still
things to fix yet