While it’s true that a flu relapse curtailed yesterday’s blogging, plus illness in our contributors, that wasn’t the overwhelming reason for the high dudgeon.
The intensifying descriptor “bloody” used to be applied to the Midland Bank but now could equally apply to Windows.
The overwhelming reason was the highly unstable Windows 8 and deeply annoying auto updates every time the computer was revived from sleep. I can never just switch on and use, they are constantly reinstalling.
This morning continued last night where Windows simply shut down the computer to install 8.1 but to go back further, this began days ago when it reinstalled 8 and took five and a half hours, then it decidd it wanted to install updates and they stalled on 13% for three hours before I switched off.
Last night, it just said it was installing 8.1 and so I left it to it. This morning, I rebooted and it decided to Set Up.
1%, 2%, 3%, a percent every thirty seconds.
It stalled at 82% and switched off after three hours. I switched back on just now and it’s decided to reinstall my previous version.
I am truly sick to death of it. This is being written on the much maligned but always usable iPad Air2.