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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
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    • 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat! 18th Jul 17 at 8:29 PM
    As threads are going walkabout I thought I would start the next stage of this off - I will try and do the links later!
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    • karcher
    • By karcher 29th Nov 17, 5:35 PM
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    Any of you Fencers tech savvy?

    I have a question but I'm too scared to post on the techie board because I probably won't understand the answer...I really am utterly useless with all things tech related

    ETA thanks for all the sleep suggestions ..honestly I have tried everything but to no avail.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 29th Nov 17, 5:50 PM
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    What's the problem Karcher?
    • karcher
    • By karcher 29th Nov 17, 6:01 PM
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    What's the problem Karcher?
    Originally posted by Floss
    Hi Floss

    I am currently using a 2nd hand laptop which I was given about a year ago, to replace my old laptop which really had seen better days.

    This new (to me) one now has a dodgy screen which makes it hard to use, so I have just done a factory restore of my old laptop to see if it is better than this one.

    I am now going through and installing all the windows updates but it is Windows 8.1 (i?) and I was wondering about whether it was possible to upgrade it again to Windows 10. (It had been updated in the past but obviously this factory restore has taken it back to Win8)


    Are you still with me

    So my question is, if it works ok, will I be able to get a download of Windows 10 or do I just stick with 8?

    Thank you in advance and I hope all that makes sense..trust me I really haven't a clue

    xx
    Last edited by karcher; 29-11-2017 at 6:12 PM.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 29th Nov 17, 6:26 PM
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    Hi Floss

    I am currently using a 2nd hand laptop which I was given about a year ago, to replace my old laptop which really had seen better days.

    This new (to me) one now has a dodgy screen which makes it hard to use, so I have just done a factory restore of my old laptop to see if it is better than this one.

    I am now going through and installing all the windows updates but it is Windows 8.1 (i?) and I was wondering about whether it was possible to upgrade it again to Windows 10. (It had been updated in the past but obviously this factory restore has taken it back to Win8)


    Are you still with me

    So my question is, if it works ok, will I be able to get a download of Windows 10 or do I just stick with 8?

    Thank you in advance and I hope all that makes sense..trust me I really haven't a clue

    xx
    Originally posted by karcher
    Just to add, I thought it had finished it's updates..it's done loads, but it now tells me I have 178 updates to download

    Methinks it may take a while.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 29th Nov 17, 7:26 PM
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    I would let it run its updates, then see how it is playing. If you aren't happy, log onto the Microsoft website to see if it is compatible for Win10. Otherwise maybe have a nosy on the Techie board.
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 29th Nov 17, 8:34 PM
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    Ok, dad went into hosp last Tuesday and we have been given 'the talk' for the third time, about him maybe not pulling through. He had a bad night, his bp hit the floor and he back on 70% oxygen. His pneumonia is not shifting and he is refusing most food. We sat with him this morning and then late afternoon and managed to get him to drink high protein drink they gave him but that and lucozade is all he has had today. I see no improvement at all. Doc said he is on a knife edge and while they are still trying to get him better the odds are dwindling. It's really wierd because he looks ok (thanks to the O2), and he's chatting away inbetween sleeping, but he is so poorly.

    Worse, he thought he was going to die on Monday, now he telling people he is getting better.

    Just so thankful that he is not in pain and the staff have been fantastic.

    It's a thoroughly unpleasant waiting game and in reality there is only one likely outcome.
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 29th Nov 17, 8:56 PM
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    MMF007, oh my dear, so many of us have been where you are now and we can feel for you. It's a hard thing but try to enjoy these days with your Dad. They are precious and will give you memories to cherish in days to come.
    You know don't you that we are all with you in spirit. I wish we could change all these virtual hugs into real ones but you are surrounded by loving thoughts and prayers.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 29th Nov 17, 9:17 PM
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    My brother and I are being strong for dad and for mum. I only get weepy when people are kind. Now look what you've done!

    My brother has gone back south (he drove up last week, went home after 2 days, but flew up yester when things took a big dip). We sent him back home this morning, for now.
    I am looking after mum and DB will come up if needed.
    We had several talks and are all singing from the hymn sheet re dad's care / ultimate decisions, should they be needed, and even what we expect of each other regarding racing around to be in the 'right place at the right time'. Thankfully we are all in agreement so we shall have no recriminations later.

    Right, off to get some rest
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 29th Nov 17, 9:33 PM
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    MMF007 ((Hugs)) xx
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!


    DECEMBER GC - not a bloomin clue - opting out of December as itís my 50th and i think once a half century itís okay not to mind - back in the saddle January
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 29th Nov 17, 9:51 PM
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    All of you are in my thoughts MMF . Upsetting and exhausting as it is , it is a time to stay close and share love together . Whatever the outcome the care your father is receiving sounds as good as it can be which must be a comfort to you all .
    Hope you get some restful sleep .

    polly x
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 29th Nov 17, 10:14 PM
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    Thoughts are with you and your family MMF. such a very difficult time xx
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 30th Nov 17, 2:20 AM
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    MMF007 You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 30th Nov 17, 5:28 AM
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    Hugs MMF, take care of yourself and each other.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 30th Nov 17, 5:36 AM
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    We're all here with you MMF.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 30th Nov 17, 8:12 AM
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    A quick visit from me today. My to/do list seems to contain everything I was meant to do in the whole of last month. That is what comes of being a procrastinator of the gold medal variety.

    My thoughts are with all of you going through difficult times, particularly MMF today.

    Right. Up and at 'em!

    THOUGHT FOR TODAY

    I have my mother's mouth and my father's eyes. On my face they are still together. (This is true for me.)
    Last edited by monnagran; 30-11-2017 at 8:18 AM.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 30th Nov 17, 9:06 AM
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    MMF - thinking of you and your family, hugs xx
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 30th Nov 17, 9:14 AM
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    Monna, I look like my father's side of the family, something my mum definitely wasn't happy about!
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 30th Nov 17, 9:46 AM
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    OK Floss. As our techie expert I have a question for you.

    My tablet was on charge all night but this morning I was horrified to find that it was only 22% charged. After using it briefly I plugged the charger back in. Tablet made its, " I am being charged" chirruping noise and the "Charging" sign came up on the screen.

    I have just opened up again to check and the " Charging" sign is still there, but now it is only 18% charged. What is going on?
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 30th Nov 17, 10:23 AM
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    Do you have another charger cable to try? That one may be a bit iffy...
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 30th Nov 17, 1:52 PM
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    Is 'iffy' a technical term Floss
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
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