Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,

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Computer update

Sometimes I have to use an uncreative title like that, because I'm not sure if it's a YAY or a BOO post.

The repair shop was supposed to update me last night, by noon today at the latest.

If I wanted to get a new laptop overnighted through Amazon to arrive on Friday, the order had to be placed by 11:45.

At 11 I called and talked to the tech. He's waiting to get a new power supply to plug into my machine and see what starts and what doesn't. (He said my graphics card still looked good, for what that's worth.) He said he might know by 1.

While last night was sort of relaxing and I got a ton of housecleaning done, I cannot continue on without a computer. (Picture me with the back of my hand dramatically placed to my forehead.)

So I ordered a new laptop, this one. It should arrive tomorrow, hopefully early. HOPEFULLY EARLY, hear that, world? I have to go to the dentist in the afternoon, if I miss the delivery I may have to scream.

Worse comes to worst (best comes to best?) if the desktop can be repaired cheaply, I would like a backup machine anyway. This "having no computer because one died" thing sucks, and it's not the first time I've gone through it. However, the more I think about it, the less I have any confidence it can be repaired at all, let alone cheaply. If it's just the power supply and that costs only a couple hundred, then maybe I'll go for it (I have a $100 or so credit at the place anyway). But I don't want to sit here with no machine hoping for that.

Reinstalling everything is going to be such a pain, and there's going to be data loss as well. I wish I remembered how long ago my last backup was, I want to say less than two weeks ago, but it's not exactly something that sticks out in my memory.

At least reinstalling and updating WoW is faster than FFXI. (Sorry, veloxe!)

I love Amazon Prime. Any item overnighted for $3.99. Such a win.

It's times like this I wish I knew more about computers. I picked this one based on reviews (both "professional" reviews and ones like users on Amazon). This will be my first laptop (I know, I live in the stone age), but I'm looking forward to it being smaller than a desktop machine.

I just wish I wouldn't have to reinstall everything. Sigh! I know for months I'll be running into missing programs and trying to find old things I used to like. But on the other hand, yay that I'm in a situation where I'm able to buy a new one and not sit around without one forever.
Tags: computer troubles, first-world problems, technology is hard!
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