I finally got so fed up with the laptop that I decided it was going to be either get the old 160 GB drive running or get a brand new one somehow.
I contacted Microsoft, and they gave me instructions on how to convert an old drive to GPT to support Windows 8.l.
It took less than a minute to wipe the drive and convert it.
Within half an hour, I was setting up the main administrative account on the computer (mine), and installing some of the games we love.
My internet security provider is back on the computer.... 200 MB later.
It's great to be back on the desktop again, even if it is going crazy with getting updates and scans almost every day.
Unfortunately, Office 7 is not working on the desktop system, and Office 2016 has not arrived yet, so I'm stuck working off the laptop or not working at all. Since using the laptop drives me bonkers, I've decided not to work on the manuscripts until it is here and I have it installed on my computer.
I'm okay, for now. It's summertime and I haven't really had much of a chance to work on anything anyway. I think this is the universe's way of telling me I need a break, a long one.
I still have a few more things to install - think music from CDs in the little car that I hadn't backed up on the external drive yet - but so far things are working great and the computer isn't skipping or anything else like it was when it still had the old 1 TB drive into it.
Yeah, the drive is only 1/9 what the original one in this one was but still, it works and it's a good drive. It has maybe 60 GB worth of stuff on it. I didn't add all of my old digital camera pics to it, to save room, I can get them off the external if I need any of them. Same goes for my banners, etc.
It's great broadcasting from the desktop again.
Now if only Office 2016 would arrive so I can get back to work... Tee hee.
Have a great weekend everyone!
I leave you with one of my favorite songs of all time, STRICKEN by Disturbed. Enjoy!