Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
heleninwales

The last step has been completed, or has it...?

Today I screwed up my courage and uninstalled the Norton antivirus that came pre-installed and downloaded and installed the Kaspersky that we normally use.

Why did I need to feel brave? Well, not the last change of computer but the one before that, I managed to install Kaspersky without removing whatever virus checker came with the computer. I really thought I'd wrecked it because it was running with glacial slowness, but eventually it responded to my commands and I sorted the problem out.

Ever since then, I've felt nervous about switching virus checkers. However, this time everything went very smoothly. I just uninstalled Norton and ran the Kaspersky install. It also accepted the licence key without any quibbling.

So now the only question is, do I need all the fonts that I forgot to copy from the old computer? I acquired several floppy diskfuls of fonts many years ago and have copied them from computer to computer ever since. But what do I need them for now? When I was teaching, I used to do lots of fancy stuff, including teaching basic DTP, but I don't do that now.

Decisions, decisions...

And I've just realised that I'll no longer have the simple Microsoft DTP program that I used to produce an annual calendar to keep on my desk and also my business cards for my YouTube channel. I'm sure I can find alternatives. This is why I put off buying a new computer for so long, though I think setting up this one has been done in record time. External drives with a large capacity make life so much easier.
Subscribe

  • Old hiking boots

    15/52 for the group 2021 Weekly Alphabet Challenge This week's topic was: O is for Old Why is it that one's hiking boots are at their most…

  • Weather changeable

    I went out around 10 a.m. to shoot some clips for my next video. Photographer me was thinking, "Oh, wow! This storm-light is wonderful!" and then…

  • A woodland walk

    This morning I went for a walk with G to somewhere new. I had done the first part before, to some very pretty waterfalls, but usually we've turned…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments