Updates: The Never Ending Story

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 12, 2016 in Internet |

It is indeed a wonderful feeling to be back with a software package which works for me, and which allows me to access the Internet, my mails and all that involves. It is almost as if a blindfold has been removed from my eyes, and my hands released from their bonds. Now all I need to know is how to remove, and permanently ban, these automatic downloads of Windows 10 to my computer, which I do not want and will never use.

Drawbacks to returning to Windows 7? Not yet, unless you count the updates. Going back to an installation version – factory fresh – meant that I did not have the full, updated version of Windows 7. It’s rather like buying a smart phone: you get the latest version, all glittering and fresh, and the first thing you have to do after configuring it with all your personal details, is update the software.


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So I have spent the last few days just letting my computer run and download the updates it needs to be safe and secure. Anyone any idea what that means? For those interested in facts and figures, just for Windows 7: first download package, 27 items. Second download package, 91 items and, as this was preparing to install, a message that another 97 vital / important and 9 optional updates were waiting. In the end these 91 turned into 21 as some of the previous updates negated them. All these done and finished, and another two updates this morning – plus the unwanted Windows 10 trash – and it looks like we are on the way to trouble-free surfing again.

How do you write ‘sigh of relief’?

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