Today is the second Saturday in a row where I have not really done any family history work.
Today was mainly devoted to getting my new PC up and running, and this is the first post written using my (nearly) new PC and Windows Live Writer, which must mean that everything is working properly.
There wasn’t really any problem with installing everything, I have all the CDs and licences, but what was really time-consuming was getting everything set up just the way I like it.
Family Historian is the best example, there are so many different settings and customizations that you can do, it took forever to get it back to what I am used to.
Apart from removing a couple of bits from my old PC (the CD/DVD writer and USB expansion card) it is now sitting unwanted on the floor. I’m not sure what I will do with it, I am reluctant to throw it away, but I’m not sure anyone else would get any further use from it either.
I’ve just remembered one thing I haven’t plug in and installed yet, that is my printer/scanner/copier. I am hoping not to use the printer too much, but the scanner I couldn’t live without.
Perhaps once I have that up and running I can spend a bit of time on my family tree, on second thoughts, perhaps I have spent enough time on my various computers today.
The arrival of the weekend has given me chance to sit down and upgrade Family Historian to version 4. As I previously reported the new version has just been released and I have purchased the upgrade to version 4 from my old version 3 (which was itself an upgrade from version 2).
I had decided that I would purchase the download version (having no desire to bring yet another CD and box into the house), so I visited the Family Historian website and clicked on the Buy Family Historian link at the top of the page. Here I selected the product I was after and was transferred to the kagi.com website for payment.
I was delighted to see the ‘Check of with PayPal’ button there, that meant I didn’t need to enter all my details or even get out of my chair to get my debit card. The transaction went through quickly and I headed to my email inbox to await further instructions.
This is where there is only one slight negative point, it wasn’t immediately obvious after the transaction had been completed that details would be sent by email. It did say earlier in the check process that this was the case, but I think I would be helpful to have it at the end of the process as well.
The emails arrived within a couple of minutes, I printed out the email with the licence key for future reference, and clicked on the download link and saved the file. Installation was quick and easy, just a few clicks and enter the licence key and it was done.
All in all it was a pretty easy process, without any problems. Like I said earlier it would be nice to have seen a prompt to go and check your email after purchasing, or perhaps I missed, but that would be my only complaint.