Christmas 2013 was not the best Christmas ever!!
Both Arteman and the Boss were significantly poorly for all of the Christmas period.
It began with a nasty cough and cold in the week before Christmas. We were perhaps foolish in persevering with all of the pre-Christmas activities, dinners, parties, a burlesque show and the pantomime!
Both the Boss and I developed a really nasty full-blown acute bronchitis which persisted through Christmas week, and right up to Epiphany.
You can read about it at Arteman’s Blog
I used my convalescence to update the Boss’s computer system
Her old netbook running XP has always been slow – and with the impending loss of support for XP in April this year it seemed a good time for a step change ( my primary computer has already been upgraded to windows 7 )
So a new computer for the Boss!!!!
She now has a new HP Pavilion 500-119ea Desktop PC
– AMD A10-6700 Processor (3.7 GHz, 4 MB cache)
1 TB HDD, 7200 rpm
6 GB DDR3
Running Windows 8
with an external hard drive
Western Digital 1 TB Passport Portable Hard Drive
She now has by far the best computer on the Home Network
At the same time I purchased a 5 computer licence for Microsoft Office 365 which is now installed on both the Boss’s computer and on my Primary computer
I am very happy – In the fullness of time I am sure the Boss will be happy too – but she does have a steep learning curve ahead of her !!!!
Problems so far
- Transferring her Outlook.pst file from XP/Office 2000 to Widows 8/Office 365 was a bit tedious and persuading the new machine to talk seamlessly in Outlook to all the other machines and to Google did require a bit of a fiddle. She now has gSyncit embedded in her Microsoft Outlook program to allow synchronisation to all of our other devices ( it works )
- Windows 8 did not like my old Phillips webcam so she now has an
HP HD 4310 Full HD Webcam ( works well )
That just leaves me with 1 older desktop and two netbooks to upgrade to windows 7 – time and finances permitting !!!!!