I got an HP laptop last summer. When I was in a private mental hospital involuntarily last summer, they let us have our computers for like an hour a day if they were portable. We even got to have WiFi at a Bellevue public library two days a week. So on a wellness Wal-Mart outing, I used my credit card and I bought a $200 HP-15 Notebook with Windows 10.
That private mental hospital Telecare, though not technically a hospital, best mental hospital I’ve ever been in, ‘cept it was a stinking nut house. It was coed, dual, and smoking.
- I’m not dual, but they think they can treat illness like an addiction so I was in there anyway.
- So why do I have a problem with it being coed? Them female cray! I’ve heard stories from eavesdropping the staff banter when I was in Lincoln Regional State that the women’s building is a lot more violent than the men’s building, and boy did I see some violence in the men’s building. Man, did those crazy females ruin my day at Telecare, every single day!
- And my problem with smoking is that all the patients would panhandle for smokes, even though I didn’t smoke, and then they would violently fight over the smokes. It sucked.
Here is a picture taken from the Notebook camera at the facility library.
I posted a picture of me at the facility to my Tumblr, and they busted me for their NO-Cameras policy and wouldn’t let me have the laptop back until I deleted the picture. Catch-22? She must of been snooping hard to find the picture, because it was in American flag style from my this thing for the 4th of July. I’d show the picture now that I’m free; in fact I think they said I could, but I’m afraid I’ll get sued or something.
Getting back to the computer, I was getting the feeling that it didn’t have the specs for Windows 10, which is typical of a $200 computer (might even need Xbuntu instead). Things weren’t working right. My trackpad preferences never saved for one thing, and it was Windows 10 Home and I wanted to do Pro stuff anyway (not sure what).
I’ve got a retail Windows 8.1 Pro DVD that I bought from the Microsoft Store to run Freehand Mx in VMware Fusion on my iMac. All of 2015, they kept notifying me in the virtualized Windows that I can upgrade to Windows 10 for free, which VMware wouldn’t even let me do. So I format this Windows 10 Home HP notebook and install Windows 8.1 Pro, first time I used my disc on an actual PC. Turns out the free 10 was just a temporary promotion and I formatted all, so if I want 10 back now, I’ve got to buy another Windows DVD (or perhaps they only do digital anymore?) that costs more than this little computer costs in the first place.
Meanwhile me on my iMac, I’ve only spent $15 on new operating systems since 2010 and they’ve all been free since Mavericks. This is factual; I’m not even saying I’m a pirate or anything.
Long story short, this HP 15 Notebook only has drivers for Windows 10, so a lot of the machine won’t even do anything. I’m not even sure how I got the internet to work, but it happened so anyway. The Windows Update was also stagnantly loading for days. I had to use the Method 4 fix from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFfc22x3I_s to get Windows 8.1 to update.
It installed 251 updates in Windows 8.1 (just now finished), meanwhile on my iMac, looking at the update history in the App Store, OS X Sierra has only been updated like five times.
What was I even talking about again? I’ve got a cheap PC that doesn’t work right with 8.1 or 10; said PC I’m probably going to go Ubuntu on. The Madison County Mental Health board put me in a private mental hospital at Region 4’s expense, because I wasn’t doing anything wrong to send me to state again like they wanted to (other than refusing horrible meds). That and I have a ComiPo Manga Maker blog, and I’m considering starting a secret ComiPo Hentai blog on Tumblr (sans WordPress PG policy), because… I’ve got the time.