I'm whining here, so this could have gone in 'I Need a Hug' but it is also 'Good News'
My old computer started randomly restarting itself. Then it didn't always come back up. Then it just started to turn itself off. Now this started back in February. I got it 'fixed' three times. But, it always started up again so I got mad and ordered a new computer.
I'm setting it up now. I really love doing this (NOT!)
First you gotta get a repair disk (or something of the sort). Then you gotta remove all of the junk that the manufacturer puts on for your 'convince'. In between you have to get connected to your network, get drivers for your printer, get the stupid desktop reconfigured, etc, etc. Then you get to load/install all of your applications. Fun.
For weeks I'll be stumbling over things that I will have forgotten to change or set. I won't be able to install some apps because I didn't uninstall them from the old computer. It's really difficult to uninstall something from a computer that I can't get to power up. So, I'll have to call Customer Support (which I really don't like to do).
On the other hand, I have a new computer. It should be faster, smarter, and able to leap tall buildings! I'm even going to use the new keyboard, which has some funny looking keys (the 'B' key is a lowercase 'b' in a red circle. I have no idea.) in some weird places. It's still Windows 7, so that's good. Even the (old) monitor looks nicer!
I've got a gargantuan hard drive, lots of USB holes, 2 DVD drives, and it's pretty!
So, what do you all think - is getting a new computer a good thing or a painful experience? Or both!