Evildave, on 15 April 2012 - 09:41 PM, said:
What part of 'for grandma' did you miss? If such a machine is set for manual update, it will never be updated, ever.
The more important thing would be configuring grandma with a 'user' account and all the software she needs, and making a drive image snapshot for the next time Windoze self-destructs.
That way you can restore it trivially from that snapshot whenever there's an issue, and spend more quality time visiting, rather than being tech support.
I suggested DOWNLOAD ONLY - meaning that Windows update on restart only.
GRANDMA is the one who shuts her machine off every 5 minutes to save electricity - at least mine sure did. If nothing else, she was the one who had to make sure her machine was off every day so it didn't get struck by lightning.
The moment GRANDMA shuts her PC off, it will update! LIKE OMG! If you had a CLUE how Windows worked, you would have known this.
This post has been edited by coastie65: 16 April 2012 - 12:41 PM