Computer problems must be going around! It looks like my computer has died. Someone this morning loaned me one to use, as it doesn't look promising for the one I have been using. I am hoping that they can at least get my documents off of it.
Originally posted by Proofreader: I'm on a Sinclair 64 with an Etch-A-Sketch screen.
Gosh, I found one of those in the barn when we moved in here. I probably should have kept it. My first computer was a tape drive Coleco Adam with a daisy wheel printer. One didn't want to be in the same room with it when the printer was working. It was LOUD! I'm supposed to get my Dell crotchtop computer back before the weekend.
Sattva, are you worried about catching a virus? That's my big worry with this old XP. Otherwise, I find it easier to understand than the later OSs.
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Originally posted by Geoff: Sattva, are you worried about catching a virus? That's my big worry with this old XP. Otherwise, I find it easier to understand than the later OSs.
Geoff, I always liked KP better than 7 or 10. Hopefully, I won't get a virus. Though Dick loaned it to me indefinitely, mine is repaired, awaiting for my SS check to come in so i can pick it up next week. I may have to go without eating though in July. LOL Maybe I could start a Gofundme account!
Too late now, Geoff, but I suggest you backup your computer to the Cloud from now on. One service that I've heard good reports of is IDrive which gives you 5GB free. You can also use it to backup other devices like smart phones.
I would mention that when I bought a new computer several years ago when Cloud services were new I was sold the shop's own backup system so I don't use IDrive myself. There are, of course, several other sites out there which a google search will find.
Another thing - you say you lost your favorites. If you use Google's browser, Chrome, they are automatically saved and are restored as soon as you sign in.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
Alas, some of the things I wanted to save were in Microsoft Word.
Like you, Geoff, it was what i had on Microsoft Word, plus photos, that made me opt for repairing and recovering the old files and computer. I have several projects in Word that i want to keep. I am going to be more diligent in packing them up to a flash drive on a regular bases.