Monday, May 10, 2010

Guess I'll Be Bothering SOL Some More

Very, VERY slowly, I am getting used to the new computer. I'm waiting until I am more proficient just typing on it before I bother son-in-law with too many questions. (I hit double letters about six times in that first sentence alone. Keyboard is so much larger than I'm used to.)


But now I've moved the printer over by the chair, so I can use them together. I had to send an SOS to SOL right away. I also asked oldest daughter, who seems to be really up on such things, but so far she hasn't been able to help either. Yes, I have cleared everything and set my printer as default, and all that good stuff. But it still spits out blank paper. I went to "trouble shooting" too. That explanation is long and complicated, and way beyond my limits of understanding.


It seems that Windows 7 is very different than any earlier version. I have yet to be able to print a photo, or even a letter. I know there must be an easy way to do it, but it has evaded me so far. SOL told me we could share a Skype call, so he could see what I was doing, and give me help that way, so I'm sure that sooner or later all will be well.
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OK. It seems he neglected to tell me, I can't install my printer with just the instructions in the computer. I need to do it differently for Windows 7. I should have guessed. Only I can't understand their instructions either.

5 comments:

Kay said...

I'm so sorry, Bobbie. I know exactly how you feel. Thank goodness I've got my brother who can come to my aid all the time since my son-in-law is in Illinois and I live in Hawaii.

Kathiesbirds said...

You know Bobbie, every time they try to improve something nowadays they just make it more complicated!Someone needs to tell the techies to K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid!) My heart empathaizes with you! This kind of thing is enough to bring tears to my eyes!

Rambling Woods said...

I can't help you on that one as I don't know windows 7 and I hate getting used to something new..I feel for you Bobbie....Michelle

Daryl said...

Its a printer driver issue ... you need to re-install the driver .. and its possible your printer isnt compatible with the newest Windows Operating System .. I know because my boss needed a new printer for this very reason .. papers spewed for no reason were due to the corrupted driver and then we did more research and learned it was the model of the printer ...

Ralph said...

I'm still getting use to Windows 7 and I've had it for months now.
Ralph