Another bout of Upgrade Fever
Not my fault !!
For some time now my primary computer has been struggling. Along with a fair number of machines the Microsoft Upgrade for the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities put the machine into an update loop.
I controlled it by rescheduling updates – but it was a bind.
Then – out of the blue I began to get network connectivity problems
I tried everything! All the software and hardware tweaks I could think of, followed by a complete cable reinstall – NO FUN AT ALL!!! – Flat on my back on the floor surrounded by cables !!
Finally a complete destructive reinstall of Windows 10 Fall Edition Version 10.0.16299 Build 16299.309 followed by reinstallation of all my programs
I did eventually track down the problem
My Virtual Private Network provider had installed an upgrade with enhanced security which had made my network much more secure – but which did need some tweaking to permit normal operation
So- a fairly fraught week – a very grumpy Artteman and the Boss not at all content
However Things look OK now