Sunday, December 23, 2018
I saw a little pop-up message in the lower corner of my computer screen that informed me that Windows had a update and my computer would need to be restarted after it was installed. I clicked "later" or whatever the "not now" option was.
The next day when I woke up the sign-in screen was on my monitor, so I signed in thinking the update had been done. Off I went to get a cup of coffee and when I came back my mouse was dead, or so I thought. My "before I have a cup of coffee brain" told me to traipse down to Wally World to get a new mouse. One hour later I returned (mouse and Rib Eye Steak in hand) only to find the mouse would not work. **!!$$#@#$^& later, I determined that my computer was getting locked in the Start Up process. Windows told me to access Start Up Repair. The next notice said it could not be repaired. Then a window told me to I could Recover to a date prior to the last update. It gave me two choices. Both told me "Nope" it could not recover because the last update had been removed in the repair process. I thought "WHAT" in my Amber Ruffin voice. Another choice was to perform a system restore back to factory settings or whatever...it meant every single thing gone..poof...see the smoke rising? oh well, I did. BUT I do back up to an external hard drive. In all that bugging around when my Start Was Stuck, it would not read the external drive. Fingers, legs and toes crossed I plugged it in and Vwallah there it was. An Updating I did go. Not real sure of what I was doing I clicked on COPY somewhere and that's a whole NUTHER story. Honestly I spent about the entire day getting apps loaded and settings adjusted and stuff moved around to a cloud where I HOPE it's safe. Don't forget the breaks I took when I periodically broke out in a cold sweat. This all was totally interrupting the sewing time I had planned. The final tweaking was finally done 3 days later because at times I could not STAND to look computer files one more minute.
Though I have diligently backed up my computer to an external hard drive, I have tweaked settings through Windows as well.
Grateful: Today I am grateful that I know just enough about computers to be dangerous. BUT I am truly dreading when I have to buy a new computer with a Win 10 OS. Maybe I should get a Chromebook.