Last week my old Compaq win7 machine gave up the ghost. It was a solid computer that was in service since 2009. I never really had to do anything but use it all that time. It just powers off randomly. I'll have it looked at eventually. Maybe it's not a big deal.
I was lucky because my daughter had an HP computer hidden away in her closet that wasn't being used. It's a desktop and she never liked it so she got herself a laptop and has been using the laptop. I offered to buy the desktop from her and she said sure. It's no big whoop compared to some of the rigs I read about here at WC. All I need is a machine that will run WB, OD, Cursor FX etc. This one can do all that but it has win8 on it. I immediately purchased start 8 and the newest version of Icon Packager.
The little bit of learning to navigate win8 has been a breeze. Having Start8 makes the process easy. It's like I never left Win7. Yeah there's a little of this and that but no biggie.
Being that the computer sat in a closet for over 2 years the update process took some time. Since I got it going there has been something like 200 updates plus getting it to 8.1.
So I am up and running. I have to rebuild an extreme amount of wallpapers and widgets. I have a lot of things backed up but the way things were, well it was a little out of control. Time to start fresh. I enjoy it. Change is good.
The thing that is the most time consuming is rebuilding the music library. That was not backed up.