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Funky Net & Photo Flop

shayla

WOW Framer
Hubby's birthday gift is a home upgrade from laptop PC to HP All-In-One Desktop computer. It has 8 gigabytes of RAM. He moved old router to the basement last week, bought this over the weekend, and hooked it up to no reception. His computer eight feet away still had good reception. He also bought a new router to replace the old. After three calls to Staples help line, he was still stumped. Guy from the store came out twice, but they were both stumped. No idea why it wouldn't pick up the internet. They finally installed a wireless receiver (adapter) into a USB port and got reception. Still don't know why it needs that, but seems okay.

Do you have any idea why this would happen?

Also, if you get a new computer and they ask if you want the old one recycled, say, 'no', and keep it. (At least until you see the results.) After we paid them to transfer all from old to new, I went to edit photos and found an error. Rather than around 20,000, dating back to 2011, there was just one folder, from October of last year. Having already taken it back for faulty reception, he then took both back for transfer. When he said they weren't on it, the young woman disagreed and said that they were. He said, 'No, they're not.' She again said that, oh, yes, they were. She'd done it herself. He said, well, you can see that the old hard drive has 400 gigs of storage, and the new one only has 80. She said that can't be. He said, they're not in the main directory; they're in subdirectories. She turned it on, and 'lo and behold, the photos were missing. Thankfully, the man in front of her, while insistent, was also kind. She fell all over herself apologizing, then took it back to finish the transfer. I'm very glad that we have 1) we have cloud backup, 2) we kept the old one, and 3) I checked right away. If not for those things, she might have lost them all. (This, written with the humility of having once, myself, lost someone's photos. I know the pain of so doing.

If you're still reading, there's also this: After writing on FB for thirty minutes, I accidentally hit some key on the keyboard, and all was instantly deleted. When that happens in Word, I can go find it, but there seems to be no such fix on FB. An old laptop used to have this problem, highlighting and deleting blocks of text faster than I could react. It hasn't happened on the just-replaced laptop, so why, on this fancy new desktop, is it?

Thanks, and good night. :kaffeetrinker-2:
 
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Rick Granick

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Probably has something to do with the ergonomics of the new keyboard vs. the one on the laptop you are used to using. We all have certain habits in our regular, reptitive motions such as typing. In my case, something seems to have changed in the last year or so that affects my use of the shift key to capitalize. Either I fail to capitalize a second name, such as Steve martin, or I double capitalize at the beginning of a sentence like this: EVery time I go to Trader Joe's....

:popc: Rick
 

shayla

WOW Framer
Probably has something to do with the ergonomics of the new keyboard vs. the one on the laptop you are used to using. We all have certain habits in our regular, reptitive motions such as typing. In my case, something seems to have changed in the last year or so that affects my use of the shift key to capitalize. Either I fail to capitalize a second name, such as Steve martin, or I double capitalize at the beginning of a sentence like this: EVery time I go to Trader Joe's....

:popc: Rick
Don't feel bad. Last time I ran into Steve at Trader Joe's, he told me he has trouble spelling Rick granick.

Hubby thinks I hit the control key, and that did it. Not sure how. But then, I'm not sure of a lot with computers. Almost everything.
 
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