I bought my first computer about 1991 (40MB HDD, 4MB RAM!). I currently have 7 (five tablets, a laptop and a desktop), and in the period from 1991 to now, I’ve replaced about a dozen desktops and laptop machines to keep pace with hardware and OS demands. I’ve built a couple too. All things considered, I know about computers.
Or did, at least.
My current desktop is dying so, three weeks ago I bought a replacement. I normally buy machines without an OS so I can install exactly what I want, but this time I got one with 64-bit Win 7 Home Premium installed as that’s what I have currently (7 Pro has more bells and whistles, but none I actually need).
The old machine, with a new 1TB HDD, is destined for a new career streaming movies and miscellaneous online rubbish.
My new machine is still here, sitting on the floor.
Simple – I’ve apparently forgotten every bloody thing I ever knew about setting up a new PC. It’s not hard, just tedious – I can remember that much – but the detail is just – gone.
Anyway, I’m going to have to bite the bullet and just jump in, as this thing is on its last legs. Hopefully, my knowledge base is still intact somewhere and when it comes to the crunch will resurface. Typing this has thrown up the odd flicker, but nothing of any consequence.
If I can’t do better than that I’m seriously screwed.