I took a few days off and took the kids to New York City.
When I got back, today, KB980408 was waiting along with two optional updates that were not applicable to this system. One was to do with BitLocker and I definitely stay clear of that.
KB980408 is SUPPOSED to be another stability and reliability update, and some of us remember what happened with one such other before Christmas. But, I went and read the detailed report. < here > As far as I could see there was nothing there that applied to me, but I decided to go ahead and install it.
It required a RESTART. That was around 10:30 this morning. Restart went fine. I have used it for about 3 hours since then — taking a break to go pick up our golden, Ulysses.
I haven’t bothered to check if others were having issues with KB980408. As I have mentioned, I can, now that “The Next Pope” book is done, afford to be more cavalier.
So, I am giving a thumbs up to KB980408.