Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:13 PM
Windows 8 shipped with new Dell desktop. Using my existing flatscreen non-touch monitor and new Logitech mouse and keyboard. Mouse and keyboard work great, Windows 8 was annoying but usable...until January updates auto-installed. Latest update was Jan 23. After that update, I could not get Google Chrome to remain as default browser - computer switched to Bing after closing a search or starting a new one. Worse, I could not open an .mp3 file attached to a GMail message. When I clicked on the file, the Metro music screen popped up by my selection was nowhere to be found. These are choir .mp3's they're mailed weekly, and they're critical to me. So I did a system restore to January 3, and now things are sort of back to normal. Chrome doesn't go away and I open those .mp3's like I used to.
I'm afraid to allow Microsoft to update again, and the log indicated one of them was a security update and another was a critical update. Any ideas what the heck happened to Chrome and opening music files from GMail?