Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Software and Updates

It all started when I decided to purchase Excel 2013 for my home computer.  I was motivated to bring the tax stuff home to spend some evening hours on it.  Bought it, installed it and then the error message appeared: You must have Windows 7 or 8 to run this program........Staples tech obviously wasn't aware of this since I told him I was running Vista.  So I then had to order Windows 8 online since it was not in store yet.....blah, blah, blah.  Installed 8 just now and I am totally lost.  If I can't locate blog again, I wanted you all to know that I am thinking of you and searching for you. Ha.
It really is an adjustment, and I am getting too old for updates.........please can't things just roll along smoothly without changes?

On a brighter note, I spent the afternoon outdoors....yippee!  Washed car, trimmed flowers and bushes, disposed of limbs!  It was so much fun.  After not sleeping last night I am looking forward to a good nights sleep, (fresh air and yard work will do it every time)

OK, I'm going to see if I can now open Excel, then close it and go to the couch!

Hope I can find you again after exiting this program.

9 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm with you on the "no updates." When I worked at the agency, I was one of the last three people (out of more than 750) to switch to Mac's OS X operating system. And I did it begrudgingly, only because I didn't have a choice. LOL! I hate being slowed down by "updates." Good luck!

Deb said...

it is never easy with technology...atleast for me....glad you got to enjoy a little time outside...

Kathy G said...

Over the last six months I've had to deal with upgrades to home and work computers. Finally got through those, then bought a new phone that was supposed to "talk" to the home computer. Still working on that one.

Velva said...

Love technology...hate it when it changing it causes a new learning curve, and software issues.

Love working outside in the yard. The feeling at the end is always a good tired one.

Velva

Tricia Hays said...

YiKeS! =0

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, I feel your pain!! After having to move my Quick Book files to a new computer because my old one is dying a slow death, I lost all my loan files and had to jump through all kinds of hoops to get them back in my business again!! Grrrrr.... We do press onward though! Glad you're getting it under control and that you enjoyed some outside time. blessings ~ tanna

gigihawaii said...

Good luck! Just wish you would post more often!

Mona said...

LOL I am with you...the older I get, the longer it takes me to adjust to changes...well, maybe the older I get the more set in my ways I am..LOL yesterday was a glorious day to be outside...
Love, Mona

Kay said...

I'm glad you did figure the Windows 8 out, but I was worried that it would make me crazy with a new program.