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I Went and Did It

I am posting from a new computer.

I haven't put everything on it yet -- I can't figure out how to get them to talk to each other (they can see each other on our network, but they both are asking me for "user name/password" and neither of their passwords work to do this). The up/down keys are a little small, so I keep clicking on the shift key, bringing up the all-annoying "sticky keys" thing, so hopefully I'll adjust.

OTHERWISE -- it does have Windows 8 (blah), but I have already figured out how to get the apps off and the regular desktop back (although there's no "start" button in the corner -- WEIRD). I have Firefox and Thunderbird downloaded and working, I have Google Chrome installed.

It's an i7 Itel processor, 8 megs of memory, 1 TB hard drive, DVD drive, good audio, it has Norton installed (I have to set it up with my old account); I have to dig through my stuff and see if I have my activate key for Windows Office, and I may play around with the "apps" on the start page, but on the whole, it's pretty nifty. I got the 18-months no interest, and I should have it paid off by May or June, depending on how much I put into the payments (since my loan just finished, I have that to put into it). I'm mildly annoyed by the excess security, but I'll figure it all out eventually.

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nutmeg3
Dec. 31st, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! What brand did you go for?
wildrider
Dec. 31st, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
It's an HP, basically a step up from Jonathan Strange -- the battery is flush (which is a nice step), it's lighter and has more memory and a faster processor; I'm not sure what the model is, I can't find that information anywhere simple on it (like written on it)...

I'm also somewhat irritated right now that that the backlit keyboard, which was one of its selling points, does not seem to be back lit...

cornerofmadness
Dec. 31st, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
if you figure out how to reliably bring up the shut down button, tell me

yay for a new computer
wildrider
Jan. 1st, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
I haven't yet -- I'm still trying to figure out my supposedly back-lit keyboard.

It is YAY so far -- it certainly has a nice keyboard, but I can't use it for writing until I get Office installed again.
cornerofmadness
Jan. 1st, 2013 12:16 am (UTC)
good luck to you
ljs
Jan. 1st, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
Cheers for your new computer!
wildrider
Jan. 1st, 2013 03:58 am (UTC)
Thanks! Hugs!

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