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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Bloody computers!
I got very frustrated this morning because my computer declared that it needed to install updates and then proceeded to restart. I was left staring at a blue screen with the word "Restarting" and some little blobs going round and round and round.

For three hours.

At that point, I consulted G who declared that it must have crashed and advised forcing it to shut down and then restarting it. I gritted my teeth (inwardly cursing Microsoft), but everything restarted just fine and after a bit of "installing updates... 30% ... 50%... 77%... it reached 100% and I was actually able to use my computer again. Whew!

However, I spent the morning ironing and reading as well as fretting, so the time wasn't completely wasted.

Current Mood: relieved relieved

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From: cmcmck Date: February 27th, 2016 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's windows for you! :o(
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 28th, 2016 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
All seems well now. I'm afraid that I find Apple stuff over-priced and over-hyped and I'm not enough of a geek to go the Linux route, so Windows it has to be. However, all seems to be well now.
From: cmcmck Date: February 28th, 2016 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I took the google route.
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