I had a copy of Evernote on the desktop. Eventually, it would not stop loading, so I deleted it and installed a version for Windows 8 (which I didn't want). The Google extension for Chrome was disabled. Finally found this version for Windows 8 desktop. The sync kept timing out (!). It would start when I clicked it, then stall again. I abandoned it. Before I came back to the desk top I entered stuff via the iPad. When I returned to the desktop today, everything had updated. Not a lot of data for the time it took. Go figure. And thanks for the prompt response.