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frustration of buying a new computer

Post 1

pauh, still writing

I haven't bought a new PC yet, but I expect hassles.

Every computer has a unique IP address. This means that when I plug in my Internet cable, it won't recognize the new machine, which will need to be reregistered. If the ISP requires verification by text message, I'm sunk.

I might be able to log onto my gmail account, but getting into this site could be a hassle.

I may be pulling out my hair before this is over.

has anyone else gone through this process? How did you cope?


frustration of buying a new computer

Post 2

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - dontpanic
Paul,
Do you have your email on your smartphone, as well?
It can act as the go-between while you're setting up the new PC on your network connection.
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Post 3

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

I don't recall having any problems whatsoever when I got my new computers smiley - huh

Of course It asked a number of questions - like what was my name, address and email-address and so on, but after that everything went smoothly smiley - shrug

smiley - pirate


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Post 4

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

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I second the info that Pierce provided. Let the "new PC box" OS run thru its paces, answer all the questions, and let it do the initial setup. After that, Bob's yer Uncle...!
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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

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Post 6

pauh, still writing

I don't have a Smartphone.

I bought an iphone today, and most of it is incomprehensible to me.


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Post 7

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

smiley - dontpanic, you've got this, Bro!

Yes, it's always a hassle getting new gadgets and stuff smiley - rolleyes but you've done it before and that shows you that you can do it again smiley - ok

Bob knows I've had my challenges. I recently purchased a Google Chromecast and had to give up installing it in my first attempt. Ran out of time (and talent) but I know I can do it! smiley - ok

smiley - pirate


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Post 8

pauh, still writing

I've had three computers since 1997. I set up all of them myself. I hope I am up to the task this time.

I've labelled the plugs for all the peripherals (mouse, keyboard, modem, audio cord, etc) and made a diagram of where they go. I hope the new tower has a similar arrangement.


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Post 9

pauh, still writing

I have made a book of passwords and phone numbers for everything I can think of. I have the technical support number for RCN, which is my Internet service Provider. I called the number today to make sure it is still a valid number. It seems to be.


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Post 10

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

That all sounds very sensible smiley - ok

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Post 11

pauh, still writing

I'm about to start detaching the cables form my computer so I can bring it to the shop, where the files will be moved to a new computer (crosses fingers). When it will be ready, I do not know.

I will need an antivirus program, an Internet browser, and Microsoft office, of which I will only use Word.


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Post 12

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

Which browser do you use now?

"In a blog post, Microsoft explained that the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 – the most recent and final iteration of the browser - from November 30, 2020. The remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will end support for the browser next year." [independent.co.uk]

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Post 13

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

I have found out through experience that the best computers are the desk top computers. Although I am using a laptop, I would rather use a desk top computer as they don't overheat like laptop computers do.


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Post 14

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

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And, if you get one built for speed and gaming, then it'll easily handle a graphics-intensive environment like Second Life...
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Post 15

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

I am thinking of a getting a new desktop top and I can have it made to my needs.


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Sort of related, but also unrelated smiley - erm

What's your name ?
OH! Hard questions first eh!


Don't worry! smiley - ok Years ago, you'll have done it in hours, but even a few days now, you'll get theresmiley - smileybe patient!


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Post 17

pauh, still writing

Here I am, logging on from my new computer.

it took five minutes to connect the cords, another five to let the antivirus do some scans, five minutes to check my email, another five to start streaming live music from my favorite radio station, and here I am at H2g2.

I worried about al sorts of disasters that didn't happen.

I need to change some passwords for my online banking and credit cards. That will be harder, but the basic connecting work is done.

(Breathes big sigh of relief. Looks up to see if the sky will fall, but is just delayed)


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Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - cheerssmiley - alesmiley - ok


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Post 20

pauh, still writing

Last night I couldn't get onto this site at all. Right now I got n with no trouble. smiley - huh


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