Ok, today i got really annoyed at windows update, after it stuffed up my desktop.
It kept annoying me with the box thingy which pops up, saying there are new updates available, and i should download them.
So, i go to the windows update site, and among other updates, download an update to my graphics card.
After windows update installs/downloads etc (which seems to take forever),
as usual, it asks me to restart my pc, which i do.
Now, my pc restarts, and the graphics card update, well it seems to have completely stuffed up my graphics card.
My desktop is now:
-win 95 style recycle bin icon
-extremely low resolution (below 800*600)
-extremely low colours setting (like 4 bit colours or something)
-everything is pix elated and looks plain just stuffed up
-no games work, report problems with video card.
So, i try changing the resolution/colours in the display properties thing, but as soon as i change them, they change themselves back to the crappy settings.
So, i decided i would have to uninstall, then reinstall my graphics card software.
After a 30 min download from the ati site,
i uninstall all my graphics card related stuff, perform a fresh install,
and now the problem is fixed.
I have also now marked that particular windows update as one to hide.
Thanks a lot Microsoft, why on earth is that dogey graphics card "update" there?
And, as well as this, when i click the support, or ,more info links on the graphics card update on windows update, all i get is a link saying "this feature is coming soon"