Friday, January 16, 2009

My New Computer!

Yea! My new computer arrived yesterday! We actually didn't get a new monitor, but just the processor! It is an Inspiron 530. And came with Windows Vista. That comes included. Previously I had Windows XP but that actually costs $150.00 more to have that installed. So just went with the Vista. I guess there pushing that.

But so far so good. My husband hooked it up last night and all is good. I'm actually amazed how easy it was to set up. I thought for sure there would be cursing involved and hours of frustration. But it was up and running in no time. Especially the Internet. I thought it was going to be harder to get the Internet connection going. But it was like boom! Your on the Internet! So I'm super happy! And it runs very fast! Which is great!

The only complaint I have is how much of a pain it was to get it in the first place. The last problem, was I think on Monday. I decided to check this phone number I had to check the status of the computer. When I entered the order number I had - it said order cancelled! I freaked out! My husband got on the phone and called Dell. After talking to like 5 or more people (who basically have no idea what your talking about and are zero help) he finally got someone who could help. I guess what happened was that order was cancelled (when we had a problem with the credit card) and when he called to order it again, it was under a different order number. But no one had given us this new number.

My husband was starting to get really pissed at the morons on the phone, because I checked my credit card and we were charged for it. So he was getting really irate at the people saying they better figure it out and it better not be cancelled since we had been charged for it! So after all that, all is well and my new computer is here! What a hassle from day one though!


  1. I got a new laptop a month ago. It's just a bottom of the line jobber I got out of panic when both my laptop and my desktop bit the dirt at the same time. It has Vista on it. Except for the huge size of the program, I like it.

    After all the hassle you went through to get it, I'm glad the new computer installed easily.

  2. Yayyyyyyyy!!!

    Go Sue Go!!!

    VISTA is great but it needs lots of RAM. I hope the Inspiron came with more than needed RAM.

    Remember to adequately protect your Computer.

  3. Glad to hear you got it going now! Congratulations fighting through all that hassle! That's one reason I hesitate getting a Dell because it sounds like they customize them which would take longer than going to a store and buying one in a box.

  4. Vista is great! Been using it for a no any connection.

    Enjoy blogging!

  5. GEEEZZ! Glad you got all that straightened out and am so happy to see you back on your blog! :-D

  6. Hi Sue,
    I am so glad that you got your computer going again with no problems getting back on the internet. Thanks for visiting my blog and I always appreciate your comments. Have a great weekend and take good care! :-)

  7. Hi Sue! Glad to have you back online. LoL. Your story reminded me of a scene in the Transformers movie when they (a group of soldiers) were under attack in the desert (without a radio) and had to make an emergency phone call to the Pentagon for help. Naturally the phone call was Re-routed through India, to an operator who Had to Have a credit card before he would transfer the call. (Didn't care that they were being shot at.) And then had the Gall to ask if they wanted to purchase some new Super Saver Long Distance Plan. AhHahahaha. Anyway, glad your up and running. ROFL! :D

  8. nothing ever goes smoothly in life does it! at least you got one and are sorted now. youll get there in the end ;)

  9. ah dont ya just love moronic phone reps! I was a phone rep for over 10 years and I am SO picky now whenever I call anyone! However, congrats on the new PC. I have Vista and I like it. We just had to get rid of all those useless start up features and not it boots up nice and quick!

  10. Yay!!!!! It is great to have you back, I know you are relieved!!! Yay!!!!


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