Last week, my printer – after years of long, reliable service – developed a dirty roller and black streaks appeared all over my prints.
Not too much of a problem finding a new printer, you might think, but finding one that would work with my ancient operating system (Windows 2000) was impossible.
The solution seemed to be installing Windows XP… I therefore spent a day saving all my files (I am not exaggerating, it really did take this long) to an external hard drive.
And then all the fun installing XP and… All the Service Packs…
I then had all the more fun of trying to find a computer that worked with XP, did not cost the earth and for which ink cartridges are
- easily available
Not as easy as it might sound, but at last the big day arrived, finally I had lovely little house to cut out and make up…
That was the easy part – now I have to take some photographs (I do not take good photographs) and I will be nearly ready to lauch the Pretty Village on etsy, or ebay…
Must work out postage costs, packaging costs, write a description, recover my passwords (big sigh…)
PS (I LIKE Windows 2000 because there are very, very few “helpful” messages – I hope you are listening Microsoft)