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May 29, 2015 5:55 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I fried my laptop and just replaced with a Lenovo 2-in-1 which runs on Windows 8.1 - huge learning curve. I am now having to log in to ATP every time even tho I don't ever log out. Is this just another annoyance of new technology or can I fix this? So far I dislike everything about this new computer (bought today) and may simply return it and try to find a reconditioned oldie.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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May 29, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
never mind - returning it
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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May 29, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Snakes Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator
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Make sure your computer is set to save history. At top go to tools - choose options - choose privacy. And see if it is set to save history.
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May 29, 2015 9:10 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thanks - will make a note to remember this when I get a new computer. I am going to wait for release of Windows 10... or better yet 10.1.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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May 31, 2015 9:26 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Took me a while to get used to using 8.1, still don't like it but I can at least get around.
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Jun 1, 2015 6:00 AM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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You can still get laptops with Windows 7.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...

When I build computers I get most of the components from NewEgg.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
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Jun 1, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
At this point I am just limping along using my mostly burned out Nook for net access. I will revisit new computer needs in the fall. Or perhaps winter. Might be interesting to disconnect a bit.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Jun 1, 2015 11:58 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Microsoft just announced the release date for Win 10, July 29. Now all you need to do is wait for 10.1. Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Jun 1, 2015 3:16 PM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Nothing wrong with a nice IPad......Get one with LTE access and you are golden, especially since with that you have now a decent camera too and you can post pictures straight (and everything else) from your IPad pretty much anywhere.
Talk about the most user friendly piece of equipment and any Apple Store will help you set it up and they will teach you the basics.
.....the way I see anything PC related...... Smiling why fight with those darn things?
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Jun 1, 2015 3:59 PM CST
Name: wayne
memphis (Zone 7b)
Keeper of Poultry Region: Tennessee
the user experience in windows 8.1 is a pain to learn for sure. luckily windows 10 will run on a raspberry pi ($25 mini-pc designed for nerds) so a replacement system you can afford to crush in a fit of rage is just around the corner.
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Jun 3, 2015 9:17 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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I skipped a couple of generations when I finally moved to windows 7... not entirely sure that's the way to go, it was a BIG transition from XP !! Blinking

Of course, by now I like it just fine and don't want to switch to something else... Whistling

I will say, though, that for my laptop I would really prefer a system that is not so touch-screen oriented. Touch-screen is great for my tablet, and for my phone, but laptop... Thumbs down
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