Monday, September 22, 2008

Computer Hell

This picture has nothing to do with my post; But Sophie is so cute!

Almost two years ago, I purchased a new computer. An I Mac. I like it. Many of my favorite programs though, were only available in windows. SO, I purchased a program that would enable me to have windows loaded on to my mac. Katie has a computer, a PC, with Vista basic. It's crap. I spent the better part of this weekend, first purchasing, then trying to install a slide show program (my favorite) onto first Katie's computer, only to have it fail every time I tried to open MyDVD;  then rebuilding FROM SCRATCH, my Windows Virtual Machine in my mac so it'd be big enough to download the DVD program.  I had computers crashing in both rooms. At last, I was told I ran out of tries to download the program.. hmm... I see....  I'll get angry about that another day.

THEN I found a copy of the program I had already re-purchased and installed that into my "new" Windows screen. Spent another 4 hours transferring or trying to transfer songs, photos etc for the slide show I was trying to create with my DVD to the windows program.. I completed the revised slide show, inserted the DVD into the computer and hit.. BURN.. My windows will receive from my DVD drive... It will not send.. I cannot burn the  DVD..  USELESS.. After trying for a couple more hours to install this program I found into Katie's computer, I gave up...   The slide show will be on the mac program.

You know, It's gotta be windows.


Sandy said...

Well even though I don't understand Latin...I am so not computer savvy, I do know that I've heard Vista is crap.

Sorry for all these problems....ouch. Glad I got Mike here to help me.

Rudee said...

Those who haven't played with a Mac, don't know what the difference is truly like. Yes, the problem is windows. I still have a dinosaur of a PC in the house that I use to send and receive windows documents. I've thought about downloading the freeware from for converting documents from office to i-work but haven't done it yet. An IT geek I know swears by it.

With Microsoft, the problem is often that their testing is done upon release and fails. Why is that?

Carla Flocken said...

Oh...If I were you, I'd take a break and go shopping for shoes. That'll make all your computer problems seem less painful...well until you get back home...then you can eat a bowl of ice cream... that always seems to help me.

Brenda said...

I agree with Carla. Ice cream makes everything better. I have been having a heck of a time with my computer lately. I don't have Vista, but just got through clearing cache and cookies to try and fix something and it didn't help anything. My husband is a software engineer and has to put up with computer problems all day for the past 35 years, so I hate to ask him for help at the end of his day. He has a Mac and I get really mixed up when I try to use it. All I know is it is very frustrating when things don't work and you don't know why or how to get it to work right.