Monday, February 23, 2009

It's Astartemeister...Makin' The Copies....

I think I'm finally finished copying all the files I need off of my poor dinosaur of a laptop. Just to give you an idea, it took easily twice as long to copy the files onto the usb drive as it did to download them onto the new machine. Phew. All the photos made it, where the Ancient One wouldn't turn on at all, but after some juggling and holding the power cord in a certain position, I managed to get everyone speaking to each other again for one last time.

The only reason I may have to go back into it is because, get this - not only does Microsoft Office no longer come in the full version out-of-the-box, it also doesn't come with Microsoft Money, so I had to go out and pick up a new version of Quicken (which is what we actually use). No problem, right? I got home to install it, and - surprise!! - the basic version I bought doesn't have the capability to read information from earlier Quicken files! I'll have to upgrade for that, which the program was supposed to helpfully tell me to do when it opened. Nope, and nope. I saw plenty of places on the webside to purchase full versions of things, but none where I could just upgrade to a point where I could read all my previous information. I ask you, why should I have to pay for the privilege of having the software talk to ITSELF, anyway?!?! Is this the high school version of software, where the older, more advanced programs won't deign to speak with the freshmen unless paid first?! ARGH! So, I have copied the necessary files, and am going to attempt to get the program to read it, but if that doesn't work, I'll have to do some manual entry. Sheesh. Then, in 60 days, I'll have to go out and shell out the dough for Vista. SHEESH!

That having been said, I heart my new laptop!!! The shiny keys are so smooth, and the touchpad is glossy and smooth. It runs so much faster than even DH's work computer, and I actually even like Vista thus far. We'll see.

I went to the grocery store today, so tomorrow's post will be a grocery roundup. It wasn't great today - we were having yet another blustery day, and my coupon clip dropped and a bunch of my coupons blew away!!!!!! I said many bad words. Still, the deed is done, and will be duly reported tomorrow. I know you all wait with baited breath.

7 comments:

Elizabeth Channel said...

Vista.

Wow.

I hope that goes well for you.

Truly, I do.

Perhaps Vista just despises me.

Happy about the laptop, though!

Shelly Overlook said...

I swear you're typing faster on your shiny new keys!

d e v a n said...

Yay for a new computer! We've had Vista for a while now and haven't had any problems.

Cherish said...

awww that sucks, but it's probably just a few little kinks that will be worked out in no time. It's always like that when you get a new toy, hey?

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I'm a Mac girl so I am no help! But yay for a new computer!

Chantal said...

Software companies are evil!! Oh, I work for a SW company... But I don't work for Quicken so thats good. :)

I laughed at your post title. I had totally forgot about that skit and then I read it and then I said it in my head the right way and now I will be saying it over and over all day!

Kelsey said...

For some reason your post title makes me thing of the movie Office Space, this despite understanding that that isn't what you were referencing. I've also been saying it in my head for several hours now...

Sorry for your software troubles - what a pain!