With Windows XP support due to end on April 8, the challenge for me was to have done either two things since Windows 8.1 was not compatible: having had purchased a new laptop or upgrade to Windows 7. On both the HP 735N and my Gateway laptop, Two different versions of Windows XP were used. The problem was that the Windows XP Professional Edition was used on the Gateway laptop and the Home Edition was used on my desktop. Since my desktop was to have been retired after my having purchased a new laptop, two different versions of Windows 7 weren’t needed.
Most of the time, Microsoft allowed free downloads of their software directly from the official web site. While there were a lot of Google ads that said there were free Windows 7 downloads, all that was found was supporting software. The free download offered a back up copy Before just downloading any version, my next task was finding the right version so that all my software worked properly. At least the local banks wouldn't have had to rush. CBS News said they were getting an extension.
The biggest problem for me with all the Windows 7 supporting software was that it wouldn’t run with my laptop version of Windows XP. One of the pieces of software that didn’t run after being installed by me wasn’t able to have been removed because the error message said that it was in use. The ironic thing was that after cleaning my computer of previous web site visits, hard drive errors, defragmentation, and temporary internet files, these files that weren’t able to have been removed became so without any error messages. The praise for me was that there was no permanent damage done to my laptop computer hard drive.
Deuteronomy 28:1-3 (NIV)
28 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
There was a reason for that sleepless night almost three weeks ago. The three-month deadline that NTI quoted on December 19, 2013 loomed. My task was to find an alternative if a position from them weren’t offered. The judge’s ruling hadn’t even been read yet. My final interview still remained unscheduled too.
My plan B was to have occurred in three stages now that NTI looked to have been inert:
- Redo my websites including my blogs by creating a splash page of all the important information for circulation on the AdlandPro website and other surfing sites that earned credits.
- The second part of Plan B had two parts: 1) Find an alternative to having needed to buying a new laptop. Last night, my discovery of Windows 7 compatibility with Windows XP was a blessing. The challenge for me remained in finding the correct software. 2) Microsoft recommended backing up current software before Windows 7 was installed.
- Have my wireless scanner/printer connected so that my businesses were reactivated.
Even though gift cards worth $100 were given last Christmas, the new laptop was not needed at the moment. Eventually, Windows 7 would’ve gone the way of other older software. Hopefully a new computer would’ve been within reach by then. This laptop was to have replaced the desk top in the bedroom so it needed the Windows 7 upgrade. Even though the old computer in my bedroom was to be recycled, the software on there needed backing up. Luckily, this was either done by external hard drive or on line. If push came to shove, the further blessing was finding a free spot for that on line.