The latest Windows 10 updates are compulsory, even though they include various features (such as touch screen operation & voice recognition) that are of no use to me whatsoever. I know a guy whose work desktop was frozen by these updates a couple of months ago, & it took him two weeks to get it fixed, but the latest updates went through on my desktop last week & all seemed well. So I wasn't too bothered when my laptop went through the same cycle at the weekend. I should have been. The updates seem to have killed the thing stone dead - it goes into an endless cycle of repeating itself & failing to complete the task. It's like Groundhog Day but a lot less fun. My mate who is excellent with computers couldn't sort it out over the phone last night so I've given up & ordered a new cheap & basic laptop I'll be collecting later today - I go away a lot & I can't imagine not having a computer of some kind when I'm away for a couple of weeks. And I need a reliable backup in case my main desktop PC dies, which seems quite likely....... So I'm £250 worse off - thanks a lot, Microsoft! I don't expect any answers here, I'm just venting, but be warned that the latest updates can be very dangerous!!!!