I logged in today and my computer reported there are 13 updates. So, I reviewed them and told it to update my computer. Instead of downloading the updates, it just sat there. It was doing nothing.
The next step was to research on-line why this 13 updates were not installing. The most popular suggestion was to turn on automatic updates. (I manually initiate updates so I know what is getting installed.)
I turned on automatic updates and the machine started to update. I them started getting messages about upgrading to Windows 10. Nope. I did that once and I won’t do it again.
As a result of these Windows 10 messages I turned off auto updates and the rest of the updates went through just fine. It appears Microsoft slipped in something to force people to turn on automatic updates so they can advertise Windows 10.
Speaking of computers, the other day some guy told me how terrible Windows was and how great Apple support was. As you know, my experience with Apple’s support has been dismal, at best.
It wasn’t more than three days later the same guy was posting on Facebook how his Mac screen keeps going crazy and how he’s taken it to the Genius Bar twice and both times they said there was no problem and it worked fine for them. He was no asking his Apple buddies what might be the problem.
Had this been a PC I would have gone in to the Manage program and looked at the error logs. I would have looked for driver and/or hardware errors, and then either updated/reinstalled the drivers or replaced the video card.
There was some flaking paint on the studio (as there is on the house too). So, I scraped and touched up the areas I can reach. It sure looks a lot nicer now.