Computer Update

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In February, I worried that my laptop was on its last leg. For at least five years it did its job. Creating documents, storing pictures, connecting to the internet (most of the time, there were a few issues here), and other tasks computers are known to do.

The post New Computer Pains outlines the trauma suffered transferring my data. Should you want the back story, simply click on the red title. That post left you, dear reader hanging. What was the outcome of the diagnostic test? Was it time to pull the plug on that laptop? Here’s the rest of the story . . .

I didn’t hear anything from the tech guy. I thought perhaps they had gotten busy and didn’t have time to mess with my computer. I was leaving town for several days and I meant to call them, but I didn’t. I reasoned that if they knew something, they would call me. No news is good news, right?

I got back to town, still no word from the tech guy. I should drive over to see what’s happening. But I didn’t. Weather was not conducive to leaving the house. So I waited and then the call came.

“We did the diagnostic, and nothing showed up. It is still running. Would you like me to do a system reboot? This will restore it to factory settings which will be Windows 7. Then we can upgrade it to Windows 10. Do you want your files reinstalled?”

We had discussed this scenario when I left it in their care. We didn’t think the laptop would survive the diagnostic or then the reboot. But it had survived. Now what to do? I don’t really need the files reinstalled since they are now on the new computer and I had saved them on an external drive. I gave him the go ahead to reboot and get the Windows 10 downloaded. It will be ready tonight or first thing tomorrow, he told me.

That was two days ago, I heard nothing. I went to the store to see what was happening. I was greeted with, “Hi! We’ve got your computer all ready for you!”

“Really, I didn’t get a call.” The tech guy looked confused, he wondered why I didn’t get a call. Apparently the person who checked the box that the job was completed, missed the box on the computer and checked the box that said job continue.

I’m just happy that everything has finally worked out. I have an updated laptop with my files plus another back up laptop. I’m thinking that perhaps I don’t need a back up laptop, but perhaps a granddaughter in middle school might need an older laptop.