The First Evil (asta77) wrote,
The First Evil

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Computer Update

Which I'm typing from the old computer. No, there's nothing wrong with the new one accept that I downloaded Trillian and it wouldn't work. So, I figured I'd log on here and compare settings. I think I screwed up entering my user name on Yahoo. I'm not sure what's up with the other two. And I seem to have to re-enter all my IM contacts because I can find no way that they can be transfered.

On the brightside, I did manage to transfer all my bookmarks successfully (thanks Ali :). And it only took me an hour and a half to adjust the screen brightness! (I could have found it sooner but I kept getting distracted by other things like adjusting the mousepad which I'm not quite use to yet.) Putting aside that turning down the brightness on the display saves the battery, why does the manufacturer have it set to blinding?

I also began scrolling through the 216 page manual. I made it as far as page 42 to see what kind of recording media I could buy. Apparently, just about anything. I've always been confused by one thing - the +/- stuff. Can anyone explain the importance of this?

And danceswithwords has already pointed out that I need to back up my OS. I never really had need for the backup discs on my old computer, but I don't want to take any chances.

One more thing, I hate to admit it, but I didn't have virus protection on my old computer. In my defense, my online access is through my firm and they pretty much stop anything before it gets to me. :( So, how long do virus protection updates generally take to run? After 40 minutes of the Norton window interfering with what I was trying to do I canceled the update only to have it tell me it couldn't do what it was trying to do. Maybe I need to be more patient or maybe I need to see if it's set up correctly.

If you didn't believe me before, you can now see how littel I know about computers. ;)

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