Thursday, September 11, 2008

Windows XP

I still use XP as the Microsoft Operation system of choice. Yes my laptop will run Vista, should I choose to buy and load it. I have heard so many horror stories about all the problems, that I have let all of you fine folks trouble shoot it for Bill Gates and company.

We also have three desktops and another laptop, that are mostly too old to run Vista. With that understood, now comes XP service pak 3.

It is murphy's law that the upgrade process will come at the most inopportune time possible. The laptop decided to upgrade itself, while we were in Snowy Peaks camp ground. We were on a 11 mbit wifi, with a zillion other campers during a holiday weekend, but once started, all you can do is hang by it and answer the questions and pray the reboot is successful.

After last nights fiasco with the smoke detector, the last thing that you would think would happen is to be awakened in the middle of the night. Well, at 3:30 this morning, I awoke to a steady clicking of something in Loyce's sewing room across the hall. I sleepily arose and checked it out.

The hard drive in her desktop computer, was click-ata, click-ata, stuck in a round robin circle to nowhere. I fiddled with the mouse and keyboard, and it took off and rebooted on its own. And then that is when the dreaded thing happened, the service pack 3 update. I had no choice but to stay with it answering the questions and seeing it thru to the final reboot. In the middle, the antivirus program decided it was time to start a total scan of the whole machine.

I had a dickens of a time getting that stopped while the update continued. I made it back to bed by about 5.

The alarm went off to go to the auction at 7! Buuuuuuuuuz! Huh!! What the He!!!!!

So I was a little confused as the auctioneer was rattling that chant cadence, and me with that sore sleepless head. I did manage to buy a 2007 Toyota just the same. We got it home and it seems to be a fine car. You always find something you overlooked, but we didn't see anything too earth shattering this afternoon.

When I got back to the house, about 4 this afternoon, I hadn't sat in the recliner for more than 10 minutes before the lights went out. Loyce woke me up when she got home near 6 pm.

Now I am all confused, do I need sleep or am I awake? I still have one desktop and another laptop that need the service pak. I will not boot them in the middle of the night, I promise!

1 comment:

  1. You can go in and change your preferences so it doesn't update automatically but asks you if you want to update. Then you can do it when you want to.


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