Today ahead of tomorrow’s promised barrage, I was notified via my ‘Action Center’ that I had one IMPORTANT update — the usual (somewhat tedious) ‘Windows Defender’ update.
Since I tend to notice these things, I also saw that I had one additional OPTIONAL update. Was for my ASUS GTX 260 nVidia driver. Seems pertinent. So I opted to have that installed too.
Now, SINCE I was updating my video card driver I expected to be told to close all my applications etc. NO. Nothing.
So update is taking place.
I am responding to a rather urgent email from my printer when both my monitors RESET. They go … POOF. Black screen. Well I am not a total dummy. Just a partial dummy. I knew that this was nVidia.
POOF. POOF. POOF. Black. Just as I was reaching for my nitroglycerin pills for my heart attacks … the screens came back. But, I still took two hand fulls of nitroglycerin to be on the safe side.
Then, I get a message that a CRITICAL update failed.
Sacré bloody BLEU!
I had to take another hand full of nitroglycerin. My heart is shot. Windows 7 (on top of Adobe Acrobat) is KILLING ME. I so look forward to the day when I can RETIRE. Never have to use a computer again. Never. To me that would be the ultimate in bliss. But, at this rate I will not live long enough for that.
Come on. That is garbage.
Yes, I managed to get it to reinstall … without problem.
But, this does NOT bode well for the February 9, 2010 Windows Updates.
I will STRESS my earlier warning, DO NOT install the February 9, 2010 just because Windows 7 tells you to. WAIT 72 to 96 hours. I will keep you posted daily. More than daily, if need be.
I have seen ENOUGH decent, good folks burned with Windows Update KB977074. That has been an unmitigated disaster. Nice one Microsoft. Yep, you screwed us, and it wasn’t even April Fool’s day. But, I guess as far as Microsoft is concerned we are all fools … everyday. Just waiting to be screwed by Microsoft.
Good luck. We need it.