Thanks for all you'r help and JOCULARITY. It appears that the possibility that Micro Soft screwed up my confuser while installing up date and I don't have any to contact them to find out. So will buy a new confuser and start allover. Love it when there's no phone number to be able to talk with these Geniuses to fix problems.
Time for a Mac?
Bob! You need a son that is an IT expert. (That is Information Technology for those that do not know) Mine has to help us occasionally. Any good computer geek should be able to fix it.
Happy Father's Day! My eldest son is bringing his Ruckstell over later for us to work on.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Don't you mean a BIG MAC and an order of FRIES,
My daughter-in-law has a degree in Computer Science and my son-in-law works for Micro soft.
I don't ask for help because they won't let me pay for there time.
Hey, you raised their partners, so they owe you big time! I'm certain they would be happy to find the problem -- and probably fix it in under 5 minutes (isn't that disgusting!!!!) Reminds me of the old railroaders' lament: problem with a steam engine takes 5 minutes to find, and 5 days to fix, problem with a diesel takes 5 days to find and 5 minutes to fix. The confuser is the modern-day equivalent of the diesel (and in fact, modern diesels are full of them!).
I'm a major computer geek. I'm usually the go-to guy in these parts. But I won't do it over the phone even when they ask nicely. Trying to help someone fix a computer over the phone is like herding cats for me. The real tech agents use a flow chart book that walks them step by step, through the process, depending how their questions get answered by the customer.
Microsoft stopped Windows XP support and did more to promote MAC sales than anything that Apple could have possibly done.
Microsoft reminds me of the 1949 to 1951 Fords. They all had the same body with new chrome bumpers and tail lights.
James, I think Windows 8 played a role too. What a lousy resource hog that thing is. I don't know a single desk-top user who hasn't downloaded one of the free "fixes" to make it look and run like Win 7.
Be careful buying your new machine. Most of what's available has Windows 8 as the operating system. It's a good operating system but the interface is so different that most people hate it. (Although with some work it can be modified to work much more like the classic microsoft OS's)
HP and Dell are both still selling systems with Windows 7 on them (IMHO the best system microsoft has made to date).
If you buy an 8 system, try it out first to make sure you want to handle the radical differences in the interface.