Ugh. I am so frustrated by my new computer. There are many features I really like. But, there are just as many things that are driving me to the brink.
The laptop I bought is running Vista. You've heard the nightmares. But, the Evil Twin got a new computer last summer (not this past, but the one before) and it also has Vista. He hasn't really had any issues, other than it wasn't compatible with his flatbed scanner.
Also, after he got his new computer, I was no longer able to print remotely to either of our two printers that are in the office. I'm sure it was a matter of setting some administrator settings on his computer - but hey, I am not the Geek Squad over here.
In fact, when I leave the house, I glance down at myself to be sure I am fully dressed (I have jumped in the car before with a toddler Buddy, only to realize I had no shoes on and I also realized the pediatrician's office probably wouldn't like a shoeless mom in the waiting area). That's how scatterbrained I can be.
I'm not doing a whole lot of computer fiddling.
I get the basics. I can install software and download drivers. I understand the gist of troubleshooting.
But what I can't figure out is why the Evil Twin's computer will run the software for both our Canon cameras (both the Rebel XT and the Powershot A590), but mine keeps asking me to download a driver.
So, I called Canon (after trying everything else I could imagine). Turns out, I have the much shittier (supposed to be "better") Vista 64, whereas the ET is running Vista 32.
I'm about half ready to say "Fuggedaboutit" and install Ubuntu. But, I'm afraid I would really muck something up.
I am able to use my printer, which has a CF reader and is wireless to upload photos from my Rebel XT and my laptop has a digital media reader slot, so I know I can use the Powershot's SD card there.
It's just that I would like to use the USB cable and the EOS software for my Rebel XT.
The guy I spoke with at Canon was very helpful and gave me some tips on MAYBE getting around it, but he said sometimes what he recommended worked and sometimes it didn't.
Guess which category ol' Evil Twin's Wife fell into?
The big shit sandwich of wishful thinking.
Why do they make new software or new OS platforms that are "supposed" to be better (IMO, that should mean "easier"), when it's really just a huge, gigantic pain in the ass.
I guess I could always use the Evil Twin's computer to upload photos and then email them to myself from his account.
Which would be great if his Windows Email program was working. Which it is not.
Just shoot me now. LOL.