I first installed it on my old laptop as I had heard how it really revitalized the older models. And I was very impressed with the final result. It took awhile to get there though!
There was a problem during the install but I prevailed! It was my wireless internet security settings and the new program did not like the simple set up.
So, I went around the house, reset the iTouch, the AP client, the second desktop and main desktop, the router and of course the laptop. That took a bit as I had a dyslexic moment in memorizing the password for the new settings. The AP client where I stream my music was the most frustrating as I really need my music and this was where I inverted the code for the security. Oops! It was only when I realized that I needed to reconfigure the wireless printer and was entering this long code for the third time that I had switched the position of the code. The light went off and I fixed the AP client and had music once again streaming thought the house. This took the better part of my day. (I really lead a quite life but enjoy my toys for my working environment!!)
So, a lot of work to make the laptop faster and easier to use. And it is faster and easier to use. Before, it was a glorified lump of coal in the guise of a snail paced computer. Now, it is fast and streamlined for my work. And I work a lot!
The second computer I installed it on was problematic. My partner uses this and he tends to keep things simple. A few trusted programs and if they give him any grief, the are quickly removed. So it should have been very straight forward.
The issue that was most confounding was the wireless internet. I had rest the security so it should have been good but the installation bumps persisted. On the laptop I had to hardwire the internet for the install to complete. On the second computer at the third attempt, we turned off the wireless and it installed ok.
The second desktop computer was still weird and that took some hunting to discover the cause. My husband had set the icons to 180% so that he could see the screen. Windows 8 didn’t recognize the odd number but installed anyway. The windows explorer would not show on the screen but disappear in a blue bit of screen. Not a good start! I heard about the non working computer at every moment of his day until he headed off to work. That was not fun!
So, in the quite of Mozart, I took a good look at the settings and changed the 180% back to normal. Then I found the change the PC setting in the charm bar and with a click of the mouse, Windows 8 repaired it’s self . Life is much better with his computer doing what it should.
Third one is the charm they say! And I do too. I learned my lessons, turned off the wireless and let Windows 8 do its own install. I was so confident about it, I started the install and headed out on errands. Upon returning all I had to do was enter my preferences and passwords.
Aside from my learning curve around the install, I love what I see. I am tweaking this and that with a password or a reinstalling an older program but it is to be expected.
Now to get ready for the tax season. I have my PTIN, my 2012 tax programs so I am ready. Just a dusting in the office and the fabric to put away until May.
Life is good!