I knew for a while that my old computer was nearing its final demise. I just didn't expect it to happen so quickly. I had been inching towards getting a new one, not wanting to go through the process of deciding what to transfer over and then setting up a new machine. Then, before getting the new machine, my old one had a critical hardware failure. In theory I could try to get some of the old stuff off of it, but in reality it may be a lot more work than I want to go through. All the things I wrote with the exception of two stories I emailed out and what I had posted here are pretty much gone. To add insult to injury, my new machine has been a pain in the @$$ to set up. I swear the system came with preloaded malware. Like, one of the add-ons that was causing trouble had been installed weeks before I ever purchased the machine. Before even making an internet connection it had issues. It doesn't help that Windows 8 is loopy as can be and not familiar to me. I probably need to purchase a new MS office too. Only have a few days to get it all straightened out before I have to leave home for work on a two week project. Anyone else having issues with computer stuff too? In particular the new Windows.