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So a pretty good weekend.  In that I got to spend most of it at home doing *stuff*.

Yesterday I installed Windows 10 on my puta.  After one false start I tried again and it installed.  Took most of the day to download, install, fail, try again and install.

Some notes so far:

* video adapter was not found straight away so had to download an updated driver for it
* ugly window frames.  seriously.  ugly.
* it kept all my task bar settings which was nice of it
* gadgets are gone - but logitech motion sensor still works
* images defaulted back to opening with microsoft, had to change back to acdsee
* geosetter had a spaz about Internet Explorer, but I'm not sure it was that - could just have been our internet which has been mostly dead all weekend, or the file on the site just wasn't there anymore.  Coincidence?

Other than that yesterday was fish tank stuff, housework and food shopping.  Chrissie came up in the evening for a roast pork dinner, and we just chatted for ages after dinner which was nice.

Today was some food cooking, holiday photo processing, a walk with Chris, pool maintenance, more food cooking etc.  I'm sure there was more but it escapes me right now.

Our internet has been epic fubar this weekend.  Usually it's bad when it's windy/rainy, but it's been especially fail this weekend.  

Oh we also bought some danios to be dither fish in my upstairs two foot, which they did splendidly for.  The rummy nosed tetras coloured up beautifully and have been swimming around not just hiding.  The danios I have in my big tank look *huge* in comparison - I think they're all girls!  Stu bought some worms which I've fed to all the fish.  The angel knew exactly what to do, but the danios took a while to figure out they were food!

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Missy said:

I was going to update to Win10 this weekend too, but was busy and by the time I did backups and updated my BIOS it was too late. Today was a hassle for other reasons, so hopefully tomorrow. I really don't want to do this. :-( Too much bother and could cause a ton of issues. :-(

July 26, 2016 2:02 PM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

It's certainly a lot easier to navigate than Windows 8. I've barely used Windows 8 (and Windows 2012) but generally hate that interface.

July 26, 2016 10:40 PM

   

Missy said:

I don't like Win8.1 either...can't find anything!!! Turns out there's a Microsoft store near me and they'll do the upgrade for free. My neighbor was real pleased and said they ran a bunch of diagnostics and tests for him after the upgrade. They upgraded 2 computers for him and he's had a few problems that they helped him with. So...I'm going to try that later today. Fingers crossed. Praying. Removing personal files from computer. LOL!

July 27, 2016 6:27 AM

   

Missy said:

(2nd attempt to post this, sorry if it shows up twice.) I don't like Win8.1 either...can't find anything!!! Turns out there's a Microsoft store near me and they'll do the upgrade for free. My neighbor was real pleased and said they also ran a bunch of diagnostics and tests for him after the upgrade. They upgraded 2 computers for him and he's had a few problems that they helped him with. So...I'm going to try that later today. Fingers crossed. Praying. Removing personal files from computer. LOL!

July 27, 2016 6:30 AM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

Both your comments came through. Saving to individual posts usually works, it just spazzes out rebuilding the index page.

July 27, 2016 9:53 PM

   

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