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New Laptop


interzone55

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I've just bought a new laptop after my elderly Toshiba Satellite became more trouble than it's worth.

I found an absolute bargain, only £299 for an ASUS laptop, 15" screen, Core i3 CPU, 3gb RAM etc.

Came loaded with Windows 7 SP1, but now I'm downloading almost 600mb of Windows Updates, good job I've got a 10mbit/s unlimited connection.

Anyway, now I've got the exciting job of loading all my software back in, and my documents and stuff, should take me the rest of the weekend to get it set up...

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interzone55

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Further to my Windows Update comment

This is my second Windows 7 machine that's been brought to its knees by Windows Update.

Got a Acer Aspire PC that I had to run a system restore because updates clashed and completely locked up the PC. Now this laptop has suffered the same fate, I had to do a full system reload with this one which took far longer than expected and involved at least a dozen reboots.

Windows Update is now switched off on both machines

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Aitchbee

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alan14 - I will keep that useful information in mind, when my sister gets her new laptop back.She has got BT broadband, maybe the Windows 7 update procedures cause her laptop to malfuntion.I will advise her about this.Is it easy to switch off automatic updates in W7?

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Aitchbee

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I will take a look at the 'Windows 7' FORUM (for the first time!) for some advice, from the knowledgible forum members.

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interzone55

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AitchBEE

Yep, you can turn the updates off, and even turn off the annoying prompts telling you that you have updates turned off

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