Monday, February 28, 2011
New Computer Up And Running
Yesterday, after eleven grueling hours from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM, I finally have my new computer functional for my work and bookkeeping needs. I lost track of how many calls I had to make to Warren. He is one patient man!
So far, I do like Windows 7 and the new machine. I particularly like that silent keyboard.
I still have some data files not yet on the hard drive of the new machine, but those files aren't absolutely necessary for this week's work needs. The machine I replaced was fully backed up on CD, but one of the backup disks failed: information on the disk one minute, gone the next. I reconnected the old machine, a 2004 Dell; beginning with medical-information files, emailed certain essential files to myself.
The biggest headache now: the grade book program I've been using since 1994 isn't compatible with Windows 7 and won't install. If I can't figure out a workaround, I'll use an Excel template from Microsoft.
Today, I'll be catching up on grading papers. Editing essays was last on my list of priorities the past several days.