Every time I think that I am finally going to make some progress with my Coaching Program, something else pops up and makes life just a bit harder! It’s like that ALL the time! I am the only one??? Sometimes I think I am going crazy! Today problems with Windows Vista threw a roadblock my way…
Today I made it into week 9 yippeeeeh!! (After my last post I have to bow my head in shame , after all it is MARCH now!). We were going to create our thank you page and get Clickbank approval this week.
One of the tasks to perform was as simple as putting one folder on my desktop into another one by dragging and dropping. Something I have done before, but most of the time just by cutting and pasting, but nevertheless, not an action to be scared of – or so I thought!!! Turns out something simple like that can make your hair turn grey…
I have to say that I have got Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer. Now, every time I wanted to simply drag and drop my folder into the new folder, I was prompted that “Windows needs your permission to continue”. It looked like this:
So then I thought – I can do this! I just click on the continue button, no problem! But ALAS, another window popped up prompting that I need permission to perform this action.
Permission – from whom? I am the Administrator, I am the ONE and ONLY to access these files, never had a problem with any of this stuff, what’s changed??
Anyway, long story short, I had a few attempts and they all ended in failure. Such a simple task which should have taken one second turned into a couple of hours work and frustration.
I started researching on the Internet for Windows Vista problems and found quite a few posts about this particular annoyance (hah – me not crazy!), but none of the threads got me much closer to solve my problem. I learned an awful lot though about changing file permissions and security settings and stuff like that, had to reboot my computer and struggle with getting the settings on my monitor back to normal, but in the end I was still left with a task I couldn’t perform to keep going with my Coaching program!
Well, then I stumbled across this site and had a read through their suggestion to turn the User Account Control on or off, and ended up doing just what they suggested, and VOILA – everything worked fine!!! It was such a simple solution, but if you don’t know these things, you can spend hours in trying to fix life’s little problems, just like I did today.
That said, I had to (and still have to) really learn everything from scratch, and even if it can make you feel very frustrated and stuck at times, I have noticed that if you really want to know something or solve a problem, if you keep at it you will eventually find the answer. And it is such a good feeling when you do!
I never had planned to do a post today, this happened just “out of the blue” because I had to vent my frustration and then my relief when everything was back to normal and I could continue with what I had to do. Whilst this post might not concern most of you, there might be just the odd reader of mine whom this information might help one day….
Category: Coaching Progress