The old one still works but I must not close it down as restarting very difficult, on/off switch maybe faulty.
I now only put it into Sleep mode and regect any calls to restart for updates.
I purchased a new laptop from Laptops direct. Happy with the price.
However I had to “Set It up myself” The Windows 10 OS set up is let’s say complicated. Not for the faint hearted.
I have then purchased 2 sets of Microsoft Office software off the net. One through E Bay.
Followed the installation instructions given. Got all installed but unable to activate as a warning notice popped up saying that the codes had been used before than therefore “Blocked”.
I have already received a refund from one seller and just gone back to E Bay about the other.
The installation process is again not for the faint hearted.
I hope that this is in the main down to Microsoft software security etc. But I suspect Fraud.
I this morning downloaded other software that I use No problem( so far).
Why do I need Microsoft Office Software ? I have used it since it took over from Lotus 123 and all my stuff is Has been done using it.
I do presentations to our family history group which were all set up using this software. Using other software can bring in compatibility problems. I prefer to stick with what I am used to.
Having said that, Some stuff was done with Office 97 and then later versions and in the main no major problems with compatibility.
I have now the latest Microsoft Office 365 Professional installed by my daughter yesterday. This software is very expensive so I doubt that many people could justify the cost.
It was of no cost to me thank goodness. My daughter has a business version for 5 PC’s and uses only 2 or 3 so I’m 4.
On my old Tower PC I have Apache office which I have just downloaded as advised by my very computer savvy friend down South. I have yet to give it a proper try but it looks very simm. To Microsoft.
I should have spoken to him some weeks ago but didn’t because he was having health problems.
So if you need a new computer etc. Buy from a good shop and have all the software you require installed by them. Yes more expensive in that it could double the cost.
I will find out over the next week the pro and cons of this new Microsoft 365 and have a brief look at the Apache. But going away in Caravan for all September and taking some work with me to do if weather not kind.