A Day Of Confusion

Last Update: April 18, 2018

I was all excited because my new laptop finally came in, now I am not so excited. I have been all day trying to get it up and running, now I have to figure out how to work it.

My biggest problem I am finding is my old computer was running Windows 7. Yes, it is several years old and runs so slow with everything I am trying to do now. Hense the need for new.

Now I am finding myself in a learning curve and the applications, especially my email does not work as I think it should (I know it is just me). I will conquer this but frustrated as it has slowed me down today.

I downloaded Office 365 and it took an hour or longer, of course, it is a free version through my work so maybe that is why and now I have to log into it to use it, working on a solution for that.

Ok so tomorrow is another day and hopefully I will get used to the new laptop, until then.

Dena

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LTMLifestyle Premium
Take a deep breath Dena. Clear your head and get back to it with a fresh mind and work through the set up, one step at a time. It will come right. I relate to that with many new things, I am always in a rush to get it done but I end up shooting myself in the foot. I am getting better though):-. All the best with your new laptop
Lilian
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dbriley Premium
You have explained me perfectly!
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LTMLifestyle Premium
I am glad I could help.
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buffetearns Premium
Take your time with it Dena, do everything systematically and tick them off one by one!

You'll get there!

Wayne
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dbriley Premium
You see there is the problem back to the list thing. I really need to master the list. LOL
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buffetearns Premium
Take a breather and then return to it, I got faith in you!

Wayne
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elores Premium
Good luck with your new laptop. I hope you will be a pro soon so you can get back your speed.
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dbriley Premium
Thanks! I will work to get there.
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi, Dena. I can relate to your frustration. When Windows 10 first came out, I hated it. I couldn't find anything on my old laptop that ran on Windows 7. There is some kind of program that my computer tech put onto my laptop that made Windows 10 look more like Windows 7. I don't know what it is called, but it might be helpful for you. I could not find my documents, pictures, files, or anything, or even the list of programs on Windows 10.

I know I'm a stubborn old woman because I refused to type on that laptop keyboard. I kept losing what I had typed because of that square at the bottom of the keyboard that replaces a mouse. I HATED that thing!

I used a wireless mouse and keyboard and got along great with my laptop on my own terms. I am a good typist, and hated typing on the laptop keyboard because I kept getting my fingers in between the keys.

When my laptop got that "You Will Cry" virus, my computer guy told me it would cost more than the laptop was worth to fix it, so I purchased an old desktop that he had reconditioned that runs on Windows 7 from him. I know I'm an old dinosaur using another one, but at least I can find my files now!

I suppose I'll eventually have to upgrade to another laptop, but would prefer to wait until I can afford a Macbook Pro. They are very pricey, but they don't get viruses or run on Windows!

Good luck getting more comfortable with your new laptop, Dena.
There are several computer gurus on WA who might be able to help you get more adjusted to your new computer. Suggest you click on the white pen in the strip at the top of your profile page and ask for help from the community. Best wishes.

Carol
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dbriley Premium
Thanks I am glad I am not alone, I have been refusing to let the other computer go for quite sometime.
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CarolMeador Premium
You're welcome. That's the beauty of our community. There's always someone who can relate and give us support when we need it. Keep "Old Smoky" around as a "security blankie" if you need it! It won't hurt anything except collect a little dust!
Carol
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dbriley Premium
Thanks that is the plan. I though it would be nice if I could run both at the same time so I don't have to flip back and forth between screens.
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CarolMeador Premium
You are adventuresome, and brave to tackle a challenge like that! I never would have thought of doing that. I think I would get confused going back and forth between Windows 7 and 10, but you go girl! Good luck. Carol
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dbriley Premium
I am just thinking when I am trying to do research, have it up on one computer and write on the other.
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CarolMeador Premium
That sounds like a great idea! I print the info I want to use, then highlight the areas I need so I can find them as I type. Your idea sounds a lot less labor intensive...and wouldn't use as much printer ink, either! Carol
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dbriley Premium
Yes it would help and save ink.
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SantaFez Premium
'growing pains' we all go through them...give it a day or two to adjust to the new laptop and new configurations - you will find that windows 10 if that is what you have, is very user friendly - once you befriend it!
And you will catch up on all time lost really fast...now that you have a faster new computer!
Enjoy!
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dbriley Premium
Thanks for the encouragement! I don't normally have issues with change but could not even find the shutdown on it. Yes it is Windows 10 with a touch screen, that is another thing I did not realize how often I touch the screen. LOL
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