I thought I would try a backup - it now works Ok and a system restorepoint was created. I'm also doing a system image - at least if something goes wrong in the future I have something to go back to even if I still have the Windows Script problem. Why is it all Ok now though ? The backup / restorepoint problem existed before I installed TuneUp Utilities 2012. For me the last Windows that didn't work in a very mysterious way was 3.1 !!
- I suppose that is why I used a program like TuneUp Utilities.