Thank you very much for your reply, Luis. I will do as you have suggested when I have time with that machine.
I almost never use Explorer, but will update regardless.
What can be done about the card reader service and why is this important?
I am aware of the low space and am in the process of cleaning up my HD.
This Ultrabook has no optical drive.
I have had very bad experiences with Windows AV in the past. Defender or Fortress, I think. How is Elements different?
The downtime on this box when the critical updates were not installed was almost entirely because these Windows AV programs made this machine almost completely unusable.
I will also do as you suggest regarding my registry.
As an aside, could you please take a look at another of my threads entitled adb.exe. It has been up for over 24 hours and has not been commented upon by a Moderator.
Edited by Depthcharge, 20 October 2016 - 04:57 PM.