Friday, 22 November 2013
Everything digital...until my computer broke ;-(
The lovely image is from Sherri Baldy...aren't these girls just the cutest? I just love their little hats and those stripy tights too.
The backing papers, sentiments and even the bow are all from a Crafters Companion CD.....the Toreads one, and I particularly love this colour combi of pastel blues and yellows. It was really easy to match my promarker colouring to these and throwing the card together was a breeze as everything went together so well.
I innocently logged on yesterday and I had a message to go to the windows store and load up version 8.1 which is supposed to cure a number of ills. I thought I would get it out of the way first as I thought it wouldn't take too long..........One hour later the down load finished , but, when I restarted all I got was a flashing screen and I couldn't do anything with it.
I call to the support desk and another hour later, it became apparent that something hadn't gone quite right with the download so I was taken through the process of 'refreshing' my computer, which basically meant that it would go back to how it was when I bought it.
Another hour passes by and, although my PC is now working, I lost the ability to connect ot he tinternet, plus everything I ever had on the - printer, microsoft office, adobe, Serif to name but a few had all gone. I then spent another two hours with a fabulous support lady sorting out new drivers, reloading my antivirus and cloud etc, before spending a further 4 hours waiting for my PC to re-back up all the files.
By the time I was finished to was 12.15am and I had lost the will to go on!
So - today it's onto the next challenge - getting my printer back on, and getting in touch with Microsoft so they can give me a new product key so I can get my beloved spreadsheets back!!
No wonder I am a bit computer phobic!!
What I have learned from this though is that the money I paid for support centre help was worth every penny.....they are blooming excellent and so patient.
Next lesson.....next time I see an upgrade to 8.1 from Windows.....I'll just stick to what I've got (although the support people reckon it would be fine if I tried it again.....no thanks - life's too short!!)
So after the testing challenges of yesterday, here are the infinitely nicer crafty challenges I am entering today:
Thanks for stopping by and listening to my sorry tales!