Computer Tech... sometimes it's so easy

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Sometimes the solution to a BIG problem is so easy we overlook it.

MyTabIt all began when I accidently accepted an offer to "upgrade" to Win10 on my tablet that was running Win8.1. I liked 8.1 and had no intention of changing but I hit the wrong key at the wrong time and disaster was heading my way. All was fine for a couple of months but more and more upgrades kept coming and eventually one was to much for the tablet and it froze up. Everyone who knows me knows I like to tinker with computers and I thought this would be a challenge I could handle.... WRONG... at least not for 6 months.

A new friend told me he is employeed at the local hospital as a computer tech. Thank god I now had a friend who may fix my tablet that by now had been down for 2 months. He had it another two, gave it back, said sorry "I can't figure it out".

10thumbFor a while I just gave up but it kept gnawing at me. I loved that old tablet. Then it dawned on me. I had picked up a brand new Win 10 thumbdrive a little while back and forgot about it. I plugged it in and what do you know... it took right off.

Now I have my tablet back and just in time for me to take when I fly out tomorrow to see my daughter graduate from AF Basic Training.

Another BIG thing about tomorrow: Active Rainman Jerry Newman will be picking me up at the airport and having lunch with Tina and I at the Lackland AFB. How cool is that.

FYI, I'm re-writting this as a short version because after spending an hour on it and then hitting "publish" AR lost 3/4 of the content. Oh well.

 

 

 

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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
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Hey, Bob "RealMan" Timm I had a similar situation on an older laptop. I wanted the Win 10 features, but the hardware did not support Win 10. In the end, I had to revert back to 8.1. Like you, I was out of service for weeks.

Nov 06, 2019 05:11 PM #1
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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It was a frustrating time Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 BTW I had to rewrite this post because you only saw half of it do to a glitch when I hit "publish". Anyhow, now I'd like to find a thumbdrive with Win 8.1 on it as I do have other computers that use it and I don't have it on any other form of digital media.

Nov 06, 2019 05:15 PM #2
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James Dray
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Morning Bob.

Exactly why I switched to Mac three years ago, no issues.

Nov 07, 2019 01:23 AM #3
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Bob. Understand your frustration. I have Windows 10 and it took my son hours to get everything working. Me, I had no clue! Enjoy your trip and time with Tina.

Nov 07, 2019 05:39 AM #4
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Bob "RealMan" Timm - I am glad that your tablet had a happy outcome.  So glad to hear the Tina is graduating tomorrow.  I know you were worried about her.

Nov 07, 2019 05:53 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Bob - it's often tooooooo easy to overlook some computer issues and they go from an easy fix to a near major disaster(at least in one's mind).  Taking a pause can help at times.  

Nov 07, 2019 06:14 AM #6
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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James Dray a couple of years ago I was tetering but several Mac friends told me that they do in fact have troubles too.

Nov 07, 2019 06:21 PM #7
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Glad you can relate to my trouble Wayne Martin and glad your son got it straightened out. I've not had any trouble with the desktops anf Win 10 but I don't think they designed it for tablets anf laptops with small memories.

Nov 07, 2019 06:25 PM #8
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Grant Schneider it was so good to see her today. We spent every minute together that we could but being she still hasn't graduated (tomorrow) she is still under heavy restrictions.

Nov 07, 2019 06:28 PM #9
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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It sure helped me to take a break from it Michael Jacobs AND it saved me a lot of money too.

Nov 07, 2019 06:30 PM #10
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