Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:03 AM
I recently noticed that my computer was running slower than usual, especially when browsing the internet, and I think the problem lies with Windows Automatic Update.
I had it set on the default settings, (3am, every day) and it's never bothered me before.
Now, however, it seems that every time I connect to the net (I'm still on dial-up) Update pops up to tell me it's downloading updates, and it never seems to stop doing so.
Yesterday, I'd recieved some 19 million bytes of information, and the update icon said it was only 35% done! This morning, it said it was only 7% done.
I can't seem to find out what it's downloading, and it's really frustrating me. Far from 'running quietly in the background', it's reducing my surfing to a painful crawl, and causing 'server not found' messages on some sites.
I've tried turning AU off, disconnecting then reconnecting to the net...but without success.
What's going on? Is there any way to stop it from doing this?