Hi Again,

I've been running windows 8.1 for about two months now. All is fine. I found that going into the services.msc and turning off all the unused garbage speeds things up.

One of the things I turned off was the Windows update service in order to prevent Microsoft from trying to shove win10 down my throat. I had set it to MANUAL rather than DISABLED.

So for weeks everything has been fine. Then last night I go to turn off my computer and it says "Update and Shutdown" .. HUH????