Beer Can Island before it disapearred, it had the most beautiful driftwood
Previously on 48 hours (if you missed the story click here) I told the story of The Malicious Malware attack on my computer.
Good News: computer was ready for pickup in 28 hours
Bad News: It took me 2 days to get it up and running in its proper manner ( could this be user error?)
More Beer Can Island
Step 1: plug in gazillion wires to put first things first Monitor and Mouse (if only I were telepathic and did not need them) I tried 4 ports for the thingagig that makes the mouse work, NOTHING, ok stop laughing, it needed batteries.
Step 2: Access to Internet, my desktop PC is Wireless because there is no outlet in this room. Tech/Geeks said I needed to upgrade my wireless, I spend 200.00 and buy Cisco Valet (even a grandma can install he said) You guessed it, followed 3 simple steps and up pops message, you must have Service pack 3 to install.
I go into venting mode. Geek said he would install all updates and DID NOT.
Beach on the walk to beer can Island
Storm clouds hover over my computer and my voice is thundering. the problem IS I can't get to the internet without the wireless to download the service pack. this means undo the new wireless, dig out the four year old wireless, hook it up and finally get to the internet. (bob says, if this one works why did you buy the new one, We will not go there)
Step 3: Download Updates (1 hour, there were almost 200 of them) now I can blog but first is
Step 4: EMAIL. I have access to my email on the provider website, but I like my outlook. no problem I think.just click on the icon, Yikes! it's not in the computer, outlook I mean.
Step 5: install software Microsoft office and there it is
Step 6: set up email, this is easy, i pop the pop server in its slot, pop the stmp in its slot, bingo NO email. fight with it for 20 minutes, call internet provider, fight my way through voice prompts
Are you ready???? it was simply the fact I popped the pops in backwards, I switch them, apolgize to the tech and I have email
there were various things that went wrong but this is enough for your eyes, suffice it to say, I am 95 % back to where I was last Wedneday and happy to be here.
coming soon to a blog near you...... Jinx?