Thursday, June 12, 2008

Oh My

Yesterday our new computer arrived. My plan was to get it up and running last evening and use the "Easy Transfer Cable" to simply move everything from one computer to the other. Since our old monitor had kicked the bucket, the HP guy I ordered the new computer from assured me that it wouldn't be a problem to transfer things with only the new monitor.

I should have known better.

I'm not totally inexperienced at setting up a new computer. This is our third desktop for family use. I'm on my second laptop, and both of the boys each have a computer in their bedrooms. I also have set up two for my parents and one for my aunt.

HOWEVER...last night was enough to make me pull my hair out.

Hooking up the keyboard, the mouse, the monitor, and the computer was a very simple task. However, the "Easy Transfer Cable" was anything but! I've never gone through so much of a hassle just to move things from one computer to another. I still don't think it's right.

There are things in places that I don't want them, but I don't know where they are, nor is there a simple way to get them to where they need to be.

And this whole "User" and "Administrator" thing is crazy. We never dealt with that before and it has totally messed me up this time. I swear I transferred things over from the old one to the one 4 or 5 times, AND I STILL CAN'T FIND THEM! Yes, I've done searches, but these things are buried so deep it's ridiculous.

I need to find all my pictures and Ted's itunes library.

And Windows Vista? What the heck was wrong with XP?? Why do they always need to change things?

Since I'm on a roll here, let me continue. The mouse is not as nice as my old one, so I might switch it. The new keyboard isn't nearly as nice as the old one, so that will definitely be switched. I finally broke down and got MS Office Home and Student 2007. My previous version was Office 2000.

The new version of Office has too much. It's too fancy for my tastes, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. There are way too many options in Word and I don't like that.

The new monitor is GREAT! I'm extremely pleased with that.

What I'd really like to do is just use the new monitor with the old computer, but that would pretty much be a big waste of money, so I guess I'll just have to work on getting used to this.

Probably a month from now I'll be thrilled with all this, but in the meantime, I'll just muddle through.


Jen said...

It has taken me quite a while to get used to the new Office version. I guess I like it better though (ask me again when I am more used to it).

Paulie said...

I used to build HP printers so I like them but you should have gotten an imac . . . Ü