This is the closest word(!) I can think of to describe how I felt, when I turned on my main laptop yesterday evening. The next few words were da*n, sh*t, bug*er, fu*k, bol*cks and many others, far too obscene to even asterisk out!
Yes, the day I had been dreading since early May had arrived. It was the day that the Windows 10 Anniversary update hit my main computer. There was no way of stopping it. I checked my settings, and see that the update had downloaded during the day sometime. Windows was now telling me that it would install the update at 03:10 the next morning. Ah ha …I thought. Windows is expecting me to leave my machine on for the update to take place. I very rarely shut down my laptop, as I prefer to ‘hibernate’ so it does not take too long to start up.
So here is me thinking that if I hibernate, then effectively my machine is not on and as a consequence the update will not happen. I felt that I was in charge. WRONG !!!!!
I came down this morning at around 06:40 to find my laptop was on and had had a proper restart. Those certain words that I had used the evening before had come into play again. The conversation going on in my head was quite something:
Positive me: The laptop has restarted without an error. That didn’t happen before, so it must be ok.
Negative me: Means nothing!
Positive me: Let’s have a quick look.
Negative me: It will have failed. There’ll be something wrong. Microsoft … pah.
Positive me: We’ll check tonight.
Negative me: Mumble, grumble, told you so, mumble, mumble, bl**dy Microsoft etc etc
This argument went back and forth for until I got back home this afternoon and could have a proper look.
It would appear, that all my misgivings were unfounded. Everything ‘seems’ to work as before. That is, that banking app I was so worried about was working as it should.
Maybe, I’ll sleep better tonight!