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Yep. Still Here…

Surprisingly.

Having issues, yet again, with computers.

First, printer problems.

In an effort to fix those, after much rebooting and gnashing of teeth (and other technical stuff), I ‘got rid’ of programs I thought might be gumming up the works, by restarting my computer.

Wrong choice.

The reconfigured, updated machine seemed very slick!  But then, the ghost in the machine appeared.

I was (and am) unable to access the INTERNET via my PC.  I called the ‘tech support’ number provided, and believe it to be a spam site trying to extort funds from me to get my computer back!

They said I owed money for the FREE Windows 10 upgrade I did a month or more ago!

And kept pressuring me, in an East Indian accent!  (Not that all help desk folks with that accent are crooked!)

SO, here I am doing my blog post from my cheap, PRC tablet.

SIGH.

And I don’t know how long (or if) I’ve the technical expertise – or patience – to update my quote, funny and video.  😢

And if Microsoft is indeed extorting funds, I’ve no way to pay them.

(This just in – after running limited diagnostics, and system restore, I seem to be ‘back’.  Yes, some programs are now gone from the reconfigure, but the spam (or MS extortion attempts) seem to have abated!)

Knock-on-wood!

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “Yep. Still Here…

  1. You could try a restore point that is known good from before you started having problems. You’d lose some data, but at least get your computer back on sound footing!

    Posted by OldNFO | March 9, 2016, 2:41 pm
  2. I’d read about those “pay me or I’ll lock up your PC” spammers, but you’re the first to say it happened. Glad you got it sorted.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | March 9, 2016, 8:42 pm

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