Computer Issues

Some time ago I bought a new hard drive because I was tired of the slow performance I had. It took so long to start up my 2010 MacBook Pro.

I got the new hard drive over a year ago, but even though I made a back up, I feared losing a project that was half done. Lately, the computer had been shutting down suddenly. I knew I’d always be in the middle of one if not two projects, so it was time. I made a back up, followed this video above and changed the hard drive.

The process hit a snag when I tried to transfer my back up to the new hard drive, but I did get it done yesterday. That process took several hours.

So now my computer does run and faster at that. However, there are some glitches. Microsoft Office won’t work and won’t accept my activation code. All the old files are dated 2001 so I don’t have the ease of finding files by the date created. Final Draft doesn’t work. It won’t accept my customer number. Customer service’s advice doesn’t work either. I hope that a complete reinstall will work. For now I’ll use a different computer to write.

So I’m proud of fixing the problem myself, but wonder about all these little glitches which do inconvenience.

Thank God for these helpful YouTubers. This one’s clever in how talks with the “old” lady.

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