How Come?

Ron Eggers

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Jul 6, 2001
This morning I downloaded some new Windows updates. Tonight, I installed them. I have settings to notify me, but I download manually since I have dial-up. I ALWAYS update when I'm notified.

Immediately after I installed the updates, I got a fresh notice that there were fresh updates to download and install.

I spend more time updating Windows than I do on The Grumble.

Okay, maybe that's a modest exaggeration.
I noticed that too, Ron - there seems to be an awful lot of updates lately, especially after the upgrade/update a couple a weeks ago!
I ask myself, "Is this because they are improving what I am working with now, or are they merely patching up the boo boos?"
Ellen, I think they are plugging holes in the ship. I wouldn't go so far as to suggest the ship is sinking, but new holes ("vulnerabilities") seem to be appearing at an accelerated rate.
Some people seem to think the auto updates did it all. A few weeks ago there was a patch for the auto update and that had to be done manually, shut down and then more new ones. Can be frustrating.
Yup, I did the manual update to the auto update utility, so I should be up-to-date.

I have a computer in my workshop that runs the CMC, prints and stores orders and is NOT connected to the internet. It runs Windows 98 and hasn't been updated beyond October 2004.

You can avoid a lot of problems by not using the internet.

Now what did I do with those stamps?
There was an update a few weeks ago that caused ALL kinds of problems. People with HP photo equipment or some HP inkjet printers would have a conflict that would cause links not to work, documents not to open, and general lockups.

The following Tuesday, they released a fix.

I had a weird one... the Granddaughters brought over a game they had already run at home. (Horse Tycoon... they are horse crazy) It scrambled my laptop at work totally. Had to redo the whole lot. Go figure.