I decided to get up really early this morning to try and do a bit of work catch up. But the work gods are still against me. In my half asleep state I somehow found a way of opening up the laptop and switching it on.

“Configuring Windows Update. Do not turn off your computer”

Stumbled off to make a cup of tea (as Velma Dinkley would say – Jinkys) why did I choose this week to give up coffee.

“Configuring Windows Update. Do not turn off your computer”

Stumbled back into the kitchen to make a bit of breakfast.

“Configuring Windows Update. Do not turn off your computer”

Stumbled back into the kitchen to make another cup of tea. Clearly the last one didn’t wake me up.

“Configuring Windows Update. Do not turn off your computer”

Better sort out the smelly cat litter, like smelling salts, that’s woke me up.

“Configuring Windows Update. Do not turn off your computer”

And on and on and on. Two hours later it’s still in configuration meltdown.

So I can’t turn off the computer but it doesn’t say anything about using it as the new cat litter tray,

“Configuring Windows Update. For gods sake don’t let that cat pee on your computer”

So zero work done but I did get to see a sunrise and hear the stunning 🦅 dawn chorus. I had forgotten how magical this time of day can be.

46 thoughts on “Early morning

  1. Ah, yes. Microsoft. The gift that keeps on giving…kinda like herpes.

    If an update takes longer than 10 minutes, it’s stuck in a loop. That is just one level above the blue screen of death. Shut it off and it will reacquire.

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      1. That, in and of itself, is part if the problem. Unless something has changed very recently, they are supporting/updating/slapping band-aids on Win10 (I am a computer geek but, I am legacy).

        If your operating system is anything other than Win7 or Win10, it will struggle. Anything before Win7 is persona-non-grata to the Satanware gods. The automated system is looking to update those two. Anything older? It will sit and spin. It won’t update anything.

        What are you doing with a Microsoft laptop, anyway? I thought all of UK & Europe was on either Linux/Unix based stuff or IBM. Gates tried to bully his way into y’all’s (yes, that is, indeed, a word) market & got flipped off.

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      2. Wow. Didn’t realize Gates got his foot in the door in the UK.

        Ahhh…Win95. The days before they totally wiped out DOS. I missed that roll out. Government didn’t have a contract with Microsoft, yet and, IBM OS/2 still ruled.

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