I feel as if I am coming out of the desert, as far as Internet is concerned, and returning to civilization, finally. If you’ve been keeping up with the story about my trials and tribulations with Windows 10, you’ll know exactly what I mean. If not, let me just say, the biggest mistake I ever made was installing Windows 10 which has proven, for me at least, to be an aggravated assault upon my calm demeanor and a cause of more frustration than I can possibly hope to convey in one blog post.
I have given up. Completely. No more trying to correct the software errors in Windows 10, no more downloading useless updates, no more frustration over not being able to connect to the Internet or, when I can, having it freeze after just a few minutes. Even the Microsoft internal problem checker told me that the problem is with the software, but not how to fix it. So, thank you for all the fish, Windows 10, but I’m out of here. Welcome back Windows 7.
Photo Source: Hartwig HKD – Creative Commons
This was the last stable, working software that I had on my computer and I am now returning to it. Microsoft can offer me as many inducements to return to Windows 10 as it – as a corporation – wishes, but it just is not going to happen.
I spent yesterday configuring a new laptop with Windows 7 Professional, then setting up all of my mail accounts again, since they cannot be exported and simply incorporated in a new system. I’ve changed all my mail accounts to SSL, just needed the incentive and, thanks to the Firefox system, imported all my passwords, my links and my settings. If only Microsoft offered such a system.
My aim of posting something every day, which worked in January despite the efforts of Microsoft to thwart my plans, is not going to happen this month, but at least I am still here. Much the wiser, perhaps a few grey hairs from the stress and strain, but still ready to go and ready to keep this little part of my cyberworld alive and kicking.
- Viktoria Michaelis