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Brian60

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Laptops and coffee don't mix!
« on: April 17, 2015, 08:25:03 AM »

Six weeks ago before we headed back to the UK I spilled a full mug of coffee over my laptop. The result was not many of the keys would work (not many posts from me in that time :embarrassed: ) Getting back to the UK I bought a bluetooth keyboard and was back in business (yippee  :-)) )

Two weeks ago I knocked the puter off the sofa arm (stupid place to rest it %% ) and damaged the hinge corner so the lid wouldn't close properly, a bit wonky but it was useable still)

On wednesday sat at the kitchen table and I decide to inspect said corner more closely. Over went another cup of coffee and yes you guessed, the laptop and the new keyboard got a lovely soaking {:-{ Giving up on attempting to get them to work meant a trip to PCWorld and 350 lighter wallet :(( Still I do have a shiny new laptop now :-))

Bad thing is it has windows 8.1 installed- what a sack of s--t it is for an operating system, whoever came up with it needs shooting. Don't these idiots know we want a computer to work like a computer and not a bloody mobile phone? >>:-(

Anyway today is the big day- I'm going to download windows 10 and hopefully peace and sanity will return- who wants 'apps' popping up everytime you want to do something? Even worse, several times I've been on my web browser, clicked a link or whatever then the puter takes over and closes everything down and replaces it with what it thinks I should be using! Off goes the web browser and a you tube channel and any other open tabs, and the puter replaces it with a 'media player' not good! <*<

So long winded rant I know, but In another topic with CarlMT l have put off sending him a file by email, reason is this win 8.1 won't let me install my Photoshop edition from my portable drive! neither will it let me install several other programs I keep backed up on a portable drive. It seems I will have to wait and use the original disks.


MORAL OF THE STORY?----DON'T GET WINDOWS 8 OR 8.1 AS AN O.S! and make sure your morning coffee is nowhere near the laptop O0

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Re: Laptops and coffee don't mix!
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 09:03:31 AM »

Brian


Sorry to disagree, but if you set up Windows 8.1 correctly, it is very little different to Windows 7. I never use the tiles on the mobile phone style interface. Mine boots into a Windows 7 style screen just as I like. Can't comment on it closing browsers - doesn't happen to me, but I do use Chrome not Internet Explorer.
Windows 8 was a disaster, 8.1 restored sanity and a decent operating system if set up correctly.
However, I am hoping Windows 10 will be even better, but will wait for its official release.


Barrie


Ps Its usually possible to buy replacement keyboards for laptops very reasonably.
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Re: Laptops and coffee don't mix!
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 10:25:12 AM »

Looking at the developer preview of Windows 10 it certainly looks quite impressive.
I too am not a big fan of Windows 8 or 8.1 however my wife and my mum on the other hand think its fantastic!.  In order to fully appreciate the Windows 8 Metro environment you do really need a touch screen.
Windows 10 seems to have taken the best bits of 8.1 and the best of W7 and made a very competent looking OS. giving you the freedom to easily set things how you want them.  (This will however make things a nightmare for us support guys).  It does as this early stage look as tho MS has actually listened to customer feedback  :o


Personally I use the Mac OS for most things, but I do have bootcamp so I can run windows and play games or run software not available on OSX.

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Re: Laptops and coffee don't mix!
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 10:29:32 AM »

The way around this problem is to register yourself at PC World as a business user after which you can have any OS you want installed on the PC/laptop at no extra cost.

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Re: Laptops and coffee don't mix!
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 01:04:56 PM »

Brian


Sorry to disagree, but if you set up Windows 8.1 correctly, it is very little different to Windows 7. I never use the tiles on the mobile phone style interface. Mine boots into a Windows 7 style screen just as I like. Can't comment on it closing browsers - doesn't happen to me, but I do use Chrome not Internet Explorer.
Windows 8 was a disaster, 8.1 restored sanity and a decent operating system if set up correctly.
However, I am hoping Windows 10 will be even better, but will wait for its official release.


Barrie



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Re: Laptops and coffee don't mix!
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 03:49:06 PM »

I'm still using XP  :embarrassed: on both of my machines and not planning to change any time soon :P

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Re: Laptops and coffee don't mix!
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 05:39:02 PM »

same as above, using the 10 preview, think they finally got the mix between 7 and 8.1 right.
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