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Windows 7: In your experience, what is the best refurbished computer company?

06 Sep 2016   #11
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

My first couple of computers were refurbs. I got them from local repair shops for cheap. One was a completely refurbished DEC workstation system for $300 (CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, Windows), and the second was a complete Dell Optiplex system for $250. Both were only 2 or 3 years old at the time and worked perfectly.


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14 Sep 2016   #12
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Have you looked into my post #4 here about looking at resource monitor to see what is going on there ?
Hello again,

Okay I have just opened resource monitor and took a picture of it. It is uploaded in this post. What do I do now?

I've thought about it for a bit and I'd like to try to fix this overheating thing as easy as possible so I don't have to buy a new laptop. I will buy a new one as a last resort but I found some other things I'd like to spend my money on, unless I must buy a new laptop.

Thanks all


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14 Sep 2016   #13
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Temps after my laptop being on for 1 day are below

but it gets around 80 Celsius when I open more things.


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14 Sep 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep just another basket case with probably the same issue as the original
This will probably fix both,

When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.
Windows Update Settings - Change
After restart verify that the windows update service is not running if it is Stop and switch to Manual apply and okay.
In your experience, what is the best refurbished computer company?-service-stop-windows-update.jpg

Make sure KB3020369 is installed if not manually install it this is the main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369
These other links do prompt you to download as soon as you click on them just to give you a heads up
KB3020369
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x86.msu
Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x64.msu

Then manually install KB3172605 main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x64.msu

After switch your windows update and service settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.


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14 Sep 2016   #15
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yep just another basket case with probably the same issue as the original
This will probably fix both,

When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.
Windows Update Settings - Change
After restart verify that the windows update service is not running if it is Stop and switch to Manual apply and okay.
Attachment 391702

Make sure KB3020369 is installed if not manually install it this is the main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369
These other links do prompt you to download as soon as you click on them just to give you a heads up
KB3020369
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x86.msu
Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x64.msu

Then manually install KB3172605 main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x64.msu

After switch your windows update and service settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

Hi,

Thank you I have installed the updates. My question is though how is it going to help my temps though?

Thanks
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14 Sep 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Installing the updates might help svchost.exe find other missing updates
Which is why svchost has been such a pain in the processors back side causing overheating/ limiting resources and causing people to buy other machines trying to escape the issue

In other words svchost is causing the issue 9 out of 10 times and it has been connected with the windows update service getting suck searching for updates in the background.
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15 Sep 2016   #17
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Ah, ok. Thanks

What is the temp you recommend on my latitude d630?

Right now the highest mine gets is high 70's, but only when lots of things are running (open web browser windows, lots of videos running, etc) I'd assume that's normal right? Wouldn't anything get hot from that? (besides a desktop)
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15 Sep 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
My 6 year old gateway laptop hits about 55c doing multiple items similar to what you list
What is your Idle temp because mine hits about 39-40c doing nothing sometimes lower.
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17 Sep 2016   #19
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
My 6 year old gateway laptop hits about 55c doing multiple items similar to what you list
What is your Idle temp because mine hits about 39-40c doing nothing sometimes lower.
My idle temp is high 40's to low 50's degrees celsius
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17 Sep 2016   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not terrible does it show a load at all using Core temp or real temp to monitor the temperatures
I forget which one you're using ?
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