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Laptop Help Needed!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ScottishS3, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. @udi A3
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    [Jun 23, 2013]
    I never had issues with vista, or 7, and 8 is great on a tablet :D
    My vaio is in classifieds :D
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    [Jun 23, 2013]
    Hi mate its probably a driver or something problem then! have you installed anything recently? and updates?
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    [Jun 23, 2013]
    Tried doing updates but it freezes when I try and wont do anything. I'm going to pop to the local computer specialist tomorrow. I've tried everything.
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    [Jun 23, 2013]
    Is there much difference between 7 and 8? Why don't you like 8?
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    8 is optimised for touchscreen devices, I only had a brief play, it's horrible to use on normal laptops, but of course there is a button to switch to conventional windows mode.
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    There's no button. You have to pay extra for a program for that. 8 is a load of w**k and nothing is comparable
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    There's no button. You have to pay extra for a program for that. 8 is a load of w**k and nothing is comparable
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    microsoft are going back to the tradional start button soon :D for windows 8 that is
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    Well to it to one of the IT experts at work, and he ran a program and I had 3000 'problems' too many things trying to open on start up, and a few virus's!!!! I'm going to upgrade to Windows 7 64bit, install 6GB RAM and 250GB SSD! That should keep things running sweetly.
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    What speed processor have you got?
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-74 2.20Ghz
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    Should be a nice little PCM then :)
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    PCM? :think:
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    Pc. Stupid auto correct on my phone.
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    Ah! I thought it was another computer acronym that I didn't know! lol.

    I've just seen a 4GB Ram for £49 and a 250GB Samsung SSD! That should make my laptop faster! I would take out my 1GB ram, leaving the 2GB Ram and install the 4GB bringing it up to 6GB RAM.
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    [Jun 24, 2013]
    Yeh. Get an external hard drive cos 75gb will go straight to the operating system and the rest will fill quickly lol
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    [Jun 25, 2013]
    i had problems with vista so went to win 7 when it come out runs alot more smoothly, but as said above try uninstaling useless things and cleaning and defraging the macheen might be a bit more responsive however there always is the option of formating and reinstalling every thing
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    [Jun 26, 2013]
    Anyone know where I can get a cheap copy of windows 7 or 8 64bit?
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    [Jun 26, 2013]
    Try amazon. :) x
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    I'm too tight for that Sandra! lol
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    [Jun 30, 2013]
    Before you upgrade to Windows 7 it may be an idea to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
    - Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

    This will let you know if all the components of your computer are compatible with Windows 7 - not just hardware, but also peripherals.
    There is also a Windows 8 Upgrade advisor - just search for Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor. These will also tell you if your graphics card is compatible - basically gives you a report on whether your PC will run Win 7 or Win 8.
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    [Jun 30, 2013]
    Cheers mate!
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    [Jun 30, 2013]
    Good advice. I would go a step further and say never attempt to update a Windows laptop. The problem with laptops is that the drivers are built by the hardware manufacturers rather than device manufacturers, so they don't tend to support them beyond 6 months. I upgraded two Sony Vaio laptops from Vista to 7 and both were a dogs dinner afterwards.
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    [Jun 30, 2013]
    I ran the windows 7 upgrade advisor and it will accept it no problem. Im going to do a full clean install of 64 bit windows 7 rather than the update.
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