Usually I don’t have too much trouble troubleshooting computer technology, but this is different. The other day I got the smart idea of upgrading my Windows XP system to Windows 7. I even went out and bought the media and software to do this. Well, I’m here to say the journey has not been an easy one. Apart from the fact I had to spend HOURS transfering backup copies of all my files – pictures, video clips, music etc – I have been completely unable to get Outlook to work for a second user on the system. The problem is that the installation all goes according to norm, even “Tests” OK in the setup, but come the time when I want to send an email, do you think I can get it to work? No way. This is happening at the worst possible moment for Ruth, who needs email to get her job search under way.
On top of that, Windows 7 has some strange ways of dealing with authenticating connections to other devices like my NAS drive for example. It all works OK on my lappy, but the desktop PC stubbornly refuses to “see” some of the storage locations. Given time, I guess I’ll be able to sort it out, but in the interim – what a waste of time. Grrr!