As I write this, I’m burning recovery disk 3 of 5 for my new laptop, which I bought yesterday. There’s a whole bunch of reasons I bought a laptop. Chief reason being: My desktop has been freezing (from what appear to be visual driver failures, which are all up to date and the card is only couple years old so it shouldn’t be acting like that). And when it freezes… We’re talking for minutes at a time, while I’m blasting music. And the sound that music makes when it freezes is like modem squelch. EEEErrrRRRRReeeeRRRRRREeeeeerRRRRR…
I’ve been expecting it to blow up any time now.
So, yesterday, I started setting up Red (I think why I named it that is obvious). And that’s when I messed up and infected her with malware. I mean, I owned her for hours and she was infected because I don’t know what I’m doing with Windows 8 and I tried locating Open Office in a way that wasn’t a web browser. Totally a noob move.
Why Open Office? Because I didn’t think my Word 2000 would work well on it as it had some problems with Windows 7, which is why I started using Word Starter 2010 to write ALCHEMY with. So even if Word 2000 worked, ALCHEMY would still be unusable in it. And I don’t have the money for Scrivner right now (for obvious reasons).
Thankfully, after yoga, but before the dog walk, this morning I managed to remove that crap. I also managed to root out some built in PUPs and get rid of them. And when I thought I might just get closer to writing, then it told me I needed to make recovery disks.
Anyways, Red will be home to my creative work. I’ll be doing my writing, art, and occasional video making on her (since she has a built in webcam). I am going to try and salvage my desktop and reformat it. I’ll use it for Sims 3 (which stopped working on it a few years ago) and possibly a couple other games if it survives and cooperates. If it doesn’t, I’ll just wait as my husband wants to get himself a gaming machine. (He’s not always home, MUAHAHAHA!)
Well, just started disk 4, almost done!
Other things left to do before I can get back to writing:
Get my Wacom Intuos drivers installed
Install Manga Studio
Install printer software
Transfer files (which are on USB drive waiting)
Do you have a dream laptop/computer or software you want?
Have you ever messed something up after just getting it?