1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. liz56

    liz56 Registered User

    Feb 15, 2015
    34
    North Somerset
    I planned for 20 mins peace to do some work - Dad sat down with newspaper, glasses on his nose, mug of ovaltine beside him. Perhaps he will look at headlines and pictures for a while. Switched on laptop and guess what ' 58 updates ' ! So that's my 20 mins work time wasted. Thank you Microsoft
     
  2. Emily M

    Emily M Registered User

    Jan 20, 2015
    178

    Just a thought, but shouldn't the computer just automatically update without requiring you to do anything, but still allowing you to work on it? There have been an awful lot of updates recently - two lots yesterday, one today.
     
  3. Perdita

    Perdita Registered User

    Jun 22, 2009
    219
    Suffolk, Uk
    My laptop has a 'postpone updates' facility, it's quite old though so maybe the new ones don't.
     
  4. liz56

    liz56 Registered User

    Feb 15, 2015
    34
    North Somerset
    Seemed like pretty big updates, wouldn't let me do anything until completed !
     
  5. liz56

    liz56 Registered User

    Feb 15, 2015
    34
    North Somerset
    My last one had that - very useful!
     
  6. liz56

    liz56 Registered User

    Feb 15, 2015
    34
    North Somerset
    All was well in the end - he slept for an hour after lunch !
     
  7. Emily M

    Emily M Registered User

    Jan 20, 2015
    178
    That's good. I do not know what system you have but I have Windows 7 and I have listed the sequence for changing the way that updates are installed on mine:-


    Select Start (bottom left corner)
    Control Panel
    System and Security
    Windows Update
    Change settings (top left of screen)

    The heading at the top of the page now reads “Choose how Windows installs updates”


    Under “Important updates” click on the arrow in the box underneath and from the options select – “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.”

    Under “Recommended updates” – tick the box for “give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates.”

    (There are other boxes you can choose to tick for various other options)

    Click on OK at the bottom of the page.


    I have my computer set this way. If there are updates you can install them when you want so it doesn't slow the system when you are busy. When I log in, if there are updates my computer flashes up a message in the bottom right corner saying updates are available to install. If it says that it needs to shutdown after installing the updates you can also select to postpone this if you are busy.

    If your computer is slow you may need to do a disk cleanup. There are several ways to do this and how you do it depends on the system. Post again if you need help.
     
  8. Lawson58

    Lawson58 Registered User

    I don't know about anyone else but updates from Microsoft gave me so many hassles that I won't download them anymore. The PC is old (Vista) and apparently it is not unusual to have these problems and believe me I use to spend hours trying to sort them out and would tear my hair out with frustration. It didn't help to have OH breathing down my neck wanting to check his emails and offering advice that was totally useless.

    So I decided to stop the updates to see what would happen. No more hassles! No more hassles! It was as if someone had waved a magic wand over it! Of course the PC is still slow but a little bit of housekeeping helps a lot.

    And next time I buy a PC it won't be anything to do with Microsoft.
     
  9. Perdita

    Perdita Registered User

    Jun 22, 2009
    219
    Suffolk, Uk
    My main computer is an iMac which is a joy compared with my laptop especially where updates are concerned.'When you're ready:) '
     
  10. liz56

    liz56 Registered User

    Feb 15, 2015
    34
    North Somerset
    Thanks everyone , I will sort out these updates ( when dad is in bed !)
     

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