Hi there Parliament,
So this update is more about the tools used to carry on our ministry than about what is happening in our ministry.
Praise the Lord – I was able to upgrade to Office 2021 for free through a program that Rising Above accessed. BUT I had to upgrade to windows 10 first. My computer was running windows 7 pro which they stopped updating 2 years ago. I have been making do ever since: It is still pretty impressive: Dual processors and Hard drives: 1 TB & 500 GB HD and 500 GB Ram! I would hate to have to sell it or lose it, even if it is well over 10 years old! BUT you cannot install Office 2021 on Windows 7 – at all. So, Windows 7 Pro needs to be completely wiped first. I started on the process – got EVERYTHING off it and then wiped it, and then found out I would have to buy windows 10.(big $ – I can’t afford right now)
Praise the Lord – since the kids have moved out, there is a computer that has Windows 10 – Just needed to reset it to get rid of the kid’s account, So, reset it, got the Windows 10 back up; then, Praise the Lord, I managed to download Office and get it up and running. BUT I need to upgrade the memory for it to run properly. Praise the Lord for all the things that computers can do – when they are running properly. BUT They are a pain when things get bogged down. Took me a week just to print some more business cards, because of all this mess. Yesterday, I spent 5 hours on that alone! Online work is fine – I can do that BUT documents, budgets, pictures and video – forget it!
Please pray for me as I look to solve this:
- Buy a new computer entirely.
- Upgrade the ram on the one I inherited from the kids.
- Buy windows 10 for my older computer.
Option 3 is actually what I would like to do, because the old computer still has good hardware as I said above, also a nice big screen comfortable keyboard. And I have used it for over 10 years!
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Until I get the situation solved, I will just have to keep plodding along as best I can.
Praying for big things!