Technical Difficulties!

Ugh. I don’t think my computer is supposed to look like this! The top of my screen is literally popping open and we’re looking into the inside workings through the 1/2″ gap. I noticed it Tuesday evening and I think it’s grown since then. Yesterday I headed off to Staple’s Office Supplies and then Fry’s Electronics. I was told it’s not likely to explode right in my face, but to keep a fire extinguisher next me when/if I use it. The battery could burst into flames and then explode. So no more petite Surface computer for me any longer. I have a new laptop, a bit larger, and I’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to get my email, make sure I have all the apps I rely on, and generally moving in to the new machine.

When I clicked on my link to get Movie Maker, the program I’ve used for editing my videos, I found “As of January 10, 2017, Windows Essentials 2012 is no longer supported on Windows 10, and is unavailable for download.” Oh no!

I try very hard to upload a new video every Thursday. I have a number of videos recorded, ready for editing. You do not want to see my videos without editing, believe me! So I will need to either quickly learn Adobe Premier Pro, a more powerful program, but lots to learn, or find a nice easy video editor similar to Movie Maker. That in itself is a daunting task. So no video today. I hope you understand!

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6 thoughts on “Technical Difficulties!”

  1. I hope you find a new movie maker, I hate up grades… I got a Mac this last time
    Still have my old pc though
    I plan on the Evernote on it…
    Praying for a better day on your computer…

    • Thank you, Carolanne. I have a friend that thinks he can get me MovieMaker for my new machine. And my brother-in-law who works with videos professionally gave me a lead for a different program. It will all work out… just not in time for today’s video.

  2. I’m so sorry this happened! All this work on your birthday, too. Won’t e impatient. Good wishes on finding the right video editor. Hugs and hang in there

    • Thank you, Karen! It will all work out. Lots of work getting things set up, but the Surface has not (yet) caught on fire and I think I was able to get all my files.

  3. Good Morning Bev,
    Happy Monday. You are the best! I can hear your voice (from your videos) as I read your technical difficulties. I hope you had a good weekend and your computer woes are finished. I adored your Craft Wall tour. I love Tiny Houses TV show too and you have certainly made the most of your area. I have a corner in my office. When I a sitting at my craft desk, I can reach everything I need. I feel so lucky and greatly blessed!

    • Thank you so much Nancy! I am getting my technical difficulties remedied. I think I’ve got most everything loaded and available on my new computer including Movie Maker, thanks to a very good friend. I will definitely be posting a video on Thursday.

      In some ways my craft corner worked better than my new space. Everything was in arms reach. But I do adore all the counter space in my new room and the files are working out great. Whatever makes it easier to enjoy time crafting. I too feel greatly blessed.


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