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22 April 2002 @ 05:07 pm
By jove, I think I've got it! :-)  
I went by the UPS depot this afternoon and the lady who helped me was on some kind of medication. She was about to tell me that my computer was not there. She asked when I had called. I told her and she looked again and found it. I was in no mood to be told no! :-)

So, here I sit, using my new Dell 1.8G Pentium 4. *big smile*

In other good news, I found my computer glasses. They were right where I had left them of course, which was on a table where I had laid them when I was messing with my old computer! I can't see well, for the up close work on anything and my bare eyes are best, so I had taken them off. I had just about given up on finding them and was going out tomorrow to buy some new ones. I still need to get my eyes checked and get some new glasses, but the need is not quite so urgent now!

Well, I'll be busy for a while now. I'll be back here tomorrow! :-)
Fezziwig Fandangobandicoot on April 22nd, 2002 03:43 pm (UTC)
You're going to have to slow that computer down - it's going so fast I can't read what you're saying ;)
*smooch*ldy on April 22nd, 2002 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hooray! :D
Patriot: bluepatriot on April 22nd, 2002 07:35 pm (UTC)
Hey Gary, I'm so delighted that you got your new computer, finally. Was wondering, does it have Windows XP? I'm thinking about upgrading to Windows XP from the ME version that I have and was wondering if the XP works very well?
Gary: coffeecupgdj on April 23rd, 2002 04:35 am (UTC)
Yes, it came loaded with XP home. I had XP Pro on my other one. I believe XP is a recommended upgrade from ME, although, if you can do it, a new install is better then an upgrade of ME to XP.

I like XP. I've found it to be stable and fast. It is bases on and is basically Windows NT, so it does a few things differently, but it might not be anything you'd notice. The look and feel is a bit different.
Patriot: bluepatriot on April 23rd, 2002 04:49 am (UTC)
I heard somewhere that the XP pro is the way to go if you want to go to the XP, don't know if that person knew what they were talking about though, especially since everytime he does something with his computer it goes up in smoke....LOL.

A new install, would that mean deleteing Windows ME altogether?
Gary: coffeecupgdj on April 23rd, 2002 05:40 am (UTC)
The only advantage to the Pro version is the ability to log into a Windows Domain, such as you would have in a business environment and the ability to have encripted file systems. For the price, I'd go with the home version.

On the install, since XP is NT, you should be able to install XP in a different directory on the same hard drive as ME or on a different one. If possible, a different drive is best. NT is not restricted to the C drive as the older Windows were. Then when you are done installing, you can boot between the two operating systems (XP will know about the ME and give you a boot menu to choose from) until you are sure about XP. XP even has a utility in it which will copy files and settings from your old system to your new. If you install both on the same computer there will only be a few settings that you would need it for.

I'll be glad to help in any way I can, should you decide to do it.
Patriotpatriot on April 23rd, 2002 05:42 pm (UTC)
<< I'll be glad to help in any way I can, should you decide to do it. >>

Thanks Gary, I sure appreciate that.