Friday, April 11, 2014

Techie woes

So this week, I had to replace my printer, then had to replace my netbook, now have a lovely new laptop, and now find that my camera, which admittedly is a bit old, can not run on a Windows8 OS.  The software used to upload it won't run on anything beyond Windows7, which is not obtainable in new machines now, sigh.

Ed note: this is now history.....So, if any blogistas upload pix using Windows8, please tell me what camera you use, make and model.  That way I will be able to get a camera that will actually operate.  My Nikon Coolpix S50 is still perfectly functional and I like it a lot, but it won't work with the current setup.

If you know a workaround (Nikon says there isn't one, they just don't support that software beyond 7)  but sometimes smart owners know little tricks and tips to get around this sort of thing. I'm not counting the people on Amazon who said it's all about jpegs, not Windows!  clearly not grasping the situation.  Annoying at first, funny now, though.

The daffodils in our woods all came out in a lovely rush, and I'd love to show you.  Spring made it here, and I'm realizing more and more how vital my camera is to my life!  weaving this afternoon with no way of recording the progress.  Oh well, in the scheme of things not so awful.

And as you see, I did find a workaround, all by myself.  But I maintain that whining to all your friends first is the pathway to a solution, and I hereby, to prove I succeeded,  show you Handsome Son setting up the new laptop, with great pride in my cleverness at working through a forest of techie words to find the right thing to download, and succeed in so doing.  Yay me.   So disregard all the previous fussing, it seems to be history....heh.

 

And I'll devote a photo session to the daffodils, now that I can. Yay.

3 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm impressed with your techie prowess. Certainly would have been out of my league and I would have been calling in the troops.

Ash said...

Well done! That is no small feat. Sorry to hear about your mass exodus of techy items but I am glad you are back up and running.

Quinn said...

Glad you got it worked out - tech hurdles can be immobilizing! Now I'm off to see the daffs...