Well my HP laptop bit the dust. 5 or 6 years is about the lifetime I get from these things.
So I purchased an ASUS notebook/laptop. Research told me this is one of the top three in laptops. Of course the research could be suspect but I bought it anyway.
The computer comes loaded with Windows 8.1 and it is a drastic change from prior versions. It also comes loaded with tons of stuff I do not want but will put up with for now until I get comfortable with this new computer. Do not want to delete something that I may want later.
So far the only thing I like about this new computer is the touch screen, it does at times make things easier at times.
So far almost everything I want to do requires me to sign in to Microsoft something or other. And the pop up ads are driving me crazy. I clicked on a link to register new computer and immediately a pop up came for some computer protection software. Finally just gave up and did not register machine, may register by snail mail.
I also purchased Microsoft office 2013, and did not get a cd just a code word for downloading the software. Damn! And of course to download I had to sign in to my Microsoft account. Much hassle with email passwords and MS account passwords but I finally got it working.
Still trying to figure out how to get children’s games, Netflix and other things off my start screen.
In the past I have always accepted the newer, better windows with little stress, hopefully this will repeat.
You all have a good Easter weekend and enjoy the sunshine.