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  1. gregz

    gregz Guest

    Had this HP laptop over a year. Been a pain with constant updates from
    windows and HP. I think the bios has been updated minimum 4 times. HP has
    an update program for the laptop. It been mostly a pain to use, and takes
    at least 5 minutes before yo can really start doing anything. I also have
    comcasts norton protect.

    Lately on boot, blue screen, then constant retries. It seemed like it
    sometimes found out windows needed to repair itself and went to a screen. I
    also found you could get to the screen after safe mode boot, which fails,
    then goes to repair screen. It repairs after a long while and boots right
    up. It's a continuous motion.

    I've run across things like, windows shut down improperly, and also a
    keyboard not found. HP diagnostics pass ok. I'm ready to go back to
    original configuration if necessary. I think it's basically a good machine.
    I think it's software.

    I'd love to install my XP disk.

    Greg
     
  2. Martin Brown

    Martin Brown Guest

    Boot it from a stand alone memory tester CD and do a stress diagnostic
    test on the hardware. That way you can demonstrate if it is a hardware
    error. My last Toshiba 17" laptop had an incredibly annoying
    intermittent fault that meant it lost the keyboard and mouse after a
    while. This could be worked around by plugging a USB one in, but the
    only way to power it down was to physically remove the battery or let it
    run out.

    Either way made bootup tedious in the extreme. A Linux test disk also
    failed the same way and eventually it became so unreliable the keyboard
    would crash and die before you could alter bios settings.
     
  3. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    Gee. I have W7 64 on a lappie and two more machines. Not updating all
    the time but i am not having any trouble either.

    ?-)
     
  4. T

    T Guest

    Yeah, I have an old Dell 4100 running W98se. I use it because it has a
    PS2 port and a serial port on it. I need those for my magnetic card
    reader/writer.

    Otherwise the other machines are WinXP Pro SP3+patches. I see no reason
    to upgrade at the current moment. And Win8 looks like it was designed by
    a crack addled ADHD sufferer.
     
  5. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    You are way to kind to Win8. I found it to be a not quite usable
    abomination. Worse than Vista by far. The real underlying problem is
    that it is excessively oriented to tablets and such with touch screens.
    Some people think that conventional desktops and non-touch-screen laptops
    are really going away soon. Ain't happening, the need to reliably input
    text is still too important.

    ?-)
     
  6. T

    T Guest

    I guess you haven't seen that MS is now dropping 8.1 on the maket and
    the Start button is back.
     

  7. Where can one get one of these newfangled makets?

    I always wondered what a maket with a start button would be like.
     
  8. josephkk

    josephkk Guest

    This is the first i have heard of it. I guess the backlash was pretty
    severe.

    ?-)
     
  9. T

    T Guest

    Still severe so far as I'm concerned. Windows 8.x is a TABLET operating
    system. Doesn't work so well on Laptopd and Workstations.

    And I still maintain, that interface looks like it was designed by a
    crack addled ADHD sufferer.
     
  10. P E Schoen

    P E Schoen Guest

    "T" wrote in message
    Here's some useful info I found, including third party apps to restore (and
    enhance) the Win7 Start Button and Menu System:
    http://www.extremetech.com/tag/windows-8

    Paul
     
  11. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Basically what I was going to say.

    Been running Win8 in desktop mode for a couple months now and it's virtually identical to Win 7 thanks to Start8 (http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/) and ModernMix (http://www.stardock.com/products/modernmix/) both fromStardock who I've had a subscription with since the OS/2 days.

    Sure it's not right that you have to pay extra to get it the way you want, but lots of people pay extra to customise things the way they want...

    Cheers,
    Chris.
     
  12. JW

    JW Guest

    Why pay for what you can get for free?
    http://www.classicshell.net/
     
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