Daily Archives: January 12, 2011

Windows Update Woes

Why is that 9 out of 10 times I run the Windows Update and restart the computer something is wrong with it?

I love Windows, always have, very happy overall with Windows 7 but not with the update process.

The whole Netflix and Silverlight thing still pisses me off and every time it updates Netfllix stops working and I have to re-install Silverlight version 3.

I installed updates late last night, then went to bed. I woke up this morning with no internet on my main computer. I thought it was the internet connection itself as we just got a lot of snow, snow on the lines, tress etc could cause an issue. I checked my netbook and DSI and found they had an internet connection over wireless.

Looking at the little icon in the bottom corner tells me that yes I do have internet access. The weather sidebar gadget updates so I have access right? Nope, nothing else will connect to the internet or even connect on my home network, I can’t even see my router.

Spent 3 hours trying to figure it out. The fix I found was to go and get the network drivers for my motherboard and re-install them. That seems to fix it, but I restarted my computer twice and each time I’ve had to install the drivers. I can’t figure it out, it’s annoying me to no end.