Surely I'm not in a minority?

  Sapins 11:11 01 Nov 2004

Morning all.

Tempting Providence, what do I care!!!

I have XP Home working beautifully, I have SP2 installed and have had no problems at all. I've had brilliant Technical Support from Gateway who I bought the system from, sadly they no longer sell in Europe, Only problem in four years, a failed hard drive in the first year, and Gateway sent someone to my house to replace it, I would have a free 24/24 helpline still available If I had kept 98SE, though I could put this on a dual boot or another system, and If I phone "out of hours" I'm passed to someone in the USA on a similar time.

I have just had an offer I couldn't refuse from Wanadoo, double your broadband speed to 2.4mb for no price increase. Took it of course, now so quick I'm reading tomorrows papers;-), anyone want the winner of the 2-30?

Only little cloud on the horizon is with an optical mouse, but I can "see" being sorted, I e-mailed tech support for it Friday and got a very helpful reply this morning, which If the advice works I will post to my "Rampant Mickey" thread.

I'm in the process of perusing lot's of sites from my super duper revolving chair bought for £5, no, I don't get the sites from the chair ;-), although there's a thought, searching out upgrade options and a new clear plastic case.

I am not in dispute with any supplier!

I am now going out to buy extra lottery tickets before all this starts to resemble a well known fruit!

What can I say, Computers, I love em:-)



  spuds 12:33 01 Nov 2004

That's what I like about a person..Confidence ;o))

  oresome 19:39 01 Nov 2004

Sapins is still under the influence of gas, following a visit to the dentist. Once it wears off, reality will quickly re-establish itself.

  Sapins 19:55 01 Nov 2004

Now, Now, oresome, I've told you dentists don't use gas here, pity really could do with a good laugh;-)

  bretsky 00:34 05 Nov 2004

"I have just had an offer I couldn't refuse from Wanadoo, double your broadband speed to 2.4mb for no price increase. Took it of course, now so quick I'm reading tomorrows papers;-), anyone want the winner of the 2-30?"

Could you give me a link to this please, as I cannot find it on their web page.

Ta very much.

bretsky ;0)

  Diemmess 14:31 05 Nov 2004

This is a true story from the WordPerfect helpline. Needless to say the
help desk employee was fired; however, the person is currently suing the
WordPerfect organization for "termination without cause". This is from
the taped conversation leading up to dismissal:

"WordPerfect Technical Desk, may I help you?"

"Yes, well, I'm having trouble with WordPerfect."

"What sort of trouble?"

"Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went

"Went away?"

"They disappeared."

"Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?"



"It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type."

"Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out?"

"How do I tell?"

"Can you see the C prompt on the screen?"

"What's a sea-prompt?"

"Never mind. Can you move the cursor around on the screen?"

"There isn't any cursor I told you, it won't accept anything I type!"

"Does your monitor have a power indicator?"

"What's a monitor?"

"It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. Does it
have little light that tells you when it's on?"

"I don't know."

"Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power
cord goes into it. Can you see that?"

"Yes, I think so."

"Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's plugged into
the wall."

".......Yes, it is."

"When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two
cables plugged into the back of it, not just one?"


"Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the
other cable."

"....... Okay, here it is."

"Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into the back
of your computer."

"I can't reach."

"Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is?"


"Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?"

"Oh, it's not because I don't have the right angle - it's because
it's dark."


"Yes -the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in
from the window."

"Well, turn on the office light then."

"I can't."

"No? Why not?"

"Because there's a power outage."

"A power... A power outage? Aha, Okay, we've got it licked now. Do you
still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came

"Well, yes, I keep them in the closet."

"Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it
was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from."

"Really? Is it that bad?"

"Yes, I'm afraid it is."

"Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?"

"Tell them you're too ^ ^ stupid to own a computer."

  Diemmess 14:33 05 Nov 2004

The original had a line space between every question and answer!

  Sapins 15:49 05 Nov 2004

bretsky, the link to the 2-30 or the offer?

Should have said I'm in France, the UK never gets such good offers ;-)

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