Status Update

A Very Quick And Frustrated Status Update

Do you know that feeling when you have to say goodbye to something, or someone, yet you really don’t want to?

Last week, my beloved Acer with Windows 7 and a similar old version of everything Office-related, decided it was time for retirement. I know, it’s sad. But I have to admit that my poor old (and its even a grey one) laptop served me very well for nearly 9 (!) years. So I reckon it is justified that it has decided it no longer wants to run fast, load pages like it used to, be a little distracted now and then, making everything freeze up…

I felt a little… like a betrayer as I used my dear Acer to buy its own replacement, yet also a little excited, because everything new is good, right?


I just spent two whole days trying to get that stupid Windows 10 to work FOR me instead of AGAINST me and I swear it’s a conspiracy of Microsoft to drive innocent people like me crazy as fast as possible!

And then when I thought I had it figured out, my Outlook went all psycho on me, and with Windows 10 and Outlook ganging up on me together, it’s needless to say the battle took hours.

But I persevered (do I ever give up?). I broke down the total AAAAAARGHHHHHHHHH Windows 10 Start Up Menu, who kept changing back to default after I’d adjusted it (read: after I spent ages adjusting it, hoping I’d end up enjoying it after all). I also broke down Outlook’s barriers by channeling my inner nerd and with a little (read: A LOT of) aid from Google.

I think I am okay now. I think.

Not sure yet. But… I am no longer screaming and desperate to throw my new Acer out of the window. After two days of owning it.

Adjusting can be difficult. What would make transitions like these easier, are programs that actually work as promised!

Anyway, the real reason I wanted to write this post was to let you all know I am still alive, yet a little less active than normal. I am not only stuck in transition laptop-wise, but also writing-posts-wise and job-wise. Seems like things are picking up for my coaching business, which is good, but also takes a lot of time. And that leads to me wanting to make a new, less-stressful posting schedule. Which I’ll get to if freaking Windows 10 will just stop playing games with me.

So you see: everything is connected in life. “In a circle, in a hoop that never ends.”

For now, here is a lovely video to help calm your nerves (in case you are also at war with Windows 10 and/or Outlook):

28 thoughts on “A Very Quick And Frustrated Status Update”

  1. Finally, you can breathe and listen to some music. Technology can really frustrate someone to a point of making you go nuts.

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  2. Windows 10 is officially Microsoft’s worst window ever. Especially the version 1803 which is only made for erasing the users’ data…πŸ˜›πŸ˜›…
    Anyways!!… I have too Windows 10 and even more serious wars happened with me since I switched Windows 10…..

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    1. Part of me is happy to know I am not the only one fighting this battle… Another part of me gets quite anxious when it reads Windows 10 is the worst version ever πŸ˜‚ I need a little light at the end of my tunnel, please!

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      1. Hold on. Good news is Microsoft is aware of the issues with Windows 10 (1803). They’re gonna release a much stable version in March or April 2019…
        No worries…β˜ΊπŸ€—πŸ€—β€….

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  3. I think in the end you WILL be satisfied with Windows 10. It seems to be a very stable operating system. You got nine years out of your last one. That is quite impressive. I use an Apple computer but sometimes work with windows. I like the new MS OS.

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    1. Since I got the “classic” start menu back, I haven’t complained about Windows 10, so you’re probably right, Tony. The only Apple item I own is an iPod. Which will turn 10 this year… πŸ€” I’m starting to see a pattern here, haha!

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  4. 9ine yeerz? h8 2 sayyit,, but that’s a long time for laptops anymore! some of mine have lasted less than 2 years, some more. and your troubles with the “system” indicate (to me, @ leest) that YOU are too human to be, anytime soon, integratable (yeah, sp) into the software/virtual/digital whirled ~

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    1. I take very good care of everything I own, more so even when I borrow something from someone. And I have an (un)natural dislike against everything new and hip and “better”, especially when it’s really not any of that. But by the time I’ve come to love Windows 10, I am sure there’ll be a new operating system I get to hate with a passion. You know me, always the optimist πŸ˜‰

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  5. Every advancement in technology has its cost in adjustment time and effort. I see that you have been frustrated, but you have made progress, which is good. Happy blogging. J.

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      1. Oh, I’ve been there. Microsoft engineers always think they are doing users a favor by their “improvements,” and more than ninety percent of the time they just make things worse. J.

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