What time wasters computers are! Today became the day I was inveigled into dealing with the computer glitch that has been outstanding for a month or so. (See recent post)
Restoring, the path I was advised to take, wasn't a problem, except that the system restore disk wouldn't do it, because my current operating system on the hard disk was more up-to-date than what was on the system restore disk!
Bless the second guy I spoke to at the company from whom the machine was purchased many years ago. I had to undertake a manual fix. But to do this, I had to get past a password screen for which, I had never been given a password. Typical...
I'll by-pass the fun and games (not!) of trying passwords that were 'not successful' and 'press enter', uncountable times. The nice man helping me, scoured paperwork for the company's old laptops that he had access to, and I did not. He found two more password possibilities. The second worked. We both breathed a sigh of relief.
Nice man, stayed on the line while we worked out together what the subsequent messages meant, in relation to the original restoration back up partition on the hard disk.
That part of the job done,the machine returned to its original operating image, like when new out of the box. Guess what..... programmes like the anti-virus would not install on the out-of-date operating system. I've now got to get the system up-to-speed with five years worth of updates and patches. At least I was able to set up the internet and email connections. I guess the weekend is spoken for now.
We had a nice weather day today and I did not get out to benefit from it because of the time-consuming computer nonsense. The rain that was forecast has arrived.