First, came a message from TomTom that an update was available for my GPS. This is NOT the GPS unit that Grenville complained about never listening to him, but a TomTom GPS that I bought to replace a unit which didn’t have lifetime map updates and had a smaller display. It was actually
Less than 2 months ago, full USA and Canada map updates were downloaded/installed. So, I thought this update was small. But, NO it was a FULL update . . . which typically takes over 9 hours to download/install the maps via Internet Explorer through our DSL internet connection, which admittedly is NOT the fastest connection. (We live in a small area and consider ourselves fortunate to be past a dial-up modem, but unfortunately don’t have fiber-optics for faster Internet connectivity.)
Screen shots from the download at various times during the day. Yes, those times are strange and what’s even stranger is how they change for each percentage of download. Does anyone know WHY?
Yes, this process could work in the background, but that could take even longer. Besides, there were other things to do that don’t involve using a computer – there really are such things! Above is the message I finally received . . .At THIS time.
Not Yet . . .
Next, it was time to update Symantec’s Norton Internet Security, which had been displaying really annoying warnings for the past 25 days. The latest ones were highlighted in red to caution that update protection would be lost IF renewal wasn’t done. BUT, Symantec wanted $69 to renew, but at 2 days left, it dropped to $49. I passed up this “sale” and bought a single PC install from Amazon online for under $20 and waited until the last day to install it.
THIS update is a process that requires not only installing the new version, which thankfully reinstalls over a previous one, followed by product activation, installation, restarting the PC, live updating, another restart, and then a full system scan.
I’m glad these updates are done (for awhile) cause it’s exhausting just posting about them.
Do you have any unusually long ones too?