Jul 252015
 

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My office computer started showing signs of early dementia last week and by Wednesday I knew it was time to retire the computer. Thursday I had no choice.

The first signs were minor. My computer was requiring re-login each time I came back to the office and other things I just attributed to windows quirks.

Then on Wednesday I noticed that none of my scheduled tasks were being run. Pulling up the scheduled task program popped up one warning after another from Windows for each task that the scheduled task was missing. Going into the system directory, I could see them all sitting there, nice & pretty.

Thursday I logged on and started up the Chrome browser and up popped a message that the program could not be run because some companion file was missing. I didn’t even know Chrome had a companion. Ok, I tried Internet Explorer. Same thing. I tried another program and got the same message.

I went into the system and told it to go to a restore point from early in the week when windows updated. No help.

I told it to go back even further. Ah, sorry. Wouldn’t let me.

I knew at this point it was time to give up. Time to make a trip to Costco. All they have are Windows 8 machines but I will upgrade it to Windows 10 as soon as I am sure it will work with our various vendor sites.  I thought I would make it through life without every touching a Windows 8 machine. Oh well.