John Nixon wrote:
Hi again fellers. This is the most helpful and amusing forum I have ever had help from. However, a minor miracle has happened. When I came in from playing bowls last night, Viv had had the worst session yet trying to use her computer, so retired to watch the TV, where there was an hour-long program going into details of cyber crime etc. With that and some of your comments I had passed on diplomatically to her, she was anxious that I replace her computer, her OS, her AV and my router, ASAP - oh yes, and her sign-in password. It was like the episode of Saul on the road to Damascus. After years of experience, I didn't whoop with delight or do cartwheels (the last part a bit out of reach since I fell out of a tree last summer), just looked doubtful, sucked air through my teeth and said I'd think it over. OK, I've thought it over, and am right now chasing up some more of your suggestions, looking at comparison sites, adverts and arranging a trip for her to a big computer store. A shame, I'd just begun to get to grips with Wireshark.
So thanks again, it was an even better experience than I might have hoped for.
WOOHOO!!!!! There ya go!!!!
Now you can buy a new machine for yourself and give her the hand me down!
(Oops did I say that out loud?! I think I did, my wife is giving me the look and sharpening her butcher knife...)
Main machine: Core I7 -2600K @ 4.0Ghz / 16 gig ram / Radeon RX 580 8gb / 500gb toshiba ssd / 5tb hd
Old machine: Core 2 quad Q6600 @ 3ghz / 8 gig ram / Radeon 7870 / 240 gb PNY ssd / 1tb HD