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08 Mar 2014   #21
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Thanks,

Looking around, the cheapest 4gb was $49.00 and the cheapest 2 X 4 gb was around $90.00.

At that price, I would have been better off with the HP Pavillion - which had i5 and 8gb Ram.

What do you think of that model?

HP Pavilion 15t-n200 Notebook PC with Windows 7 (ENERGY STAR) | HP® Official Store


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08 Mar 2014   #22
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Can't tell if this i5 -4200U is 1.6 or 2.6 a huge difference. Hard to say with out side by side comparison. I'm toast at the moment and just no energy for side by side compare. It looks nice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231691

Watch for memory sales as NewEgg runs 10% off and higher all the time. GSkill, Crucial, Corsair and Team I've used all and they rock !.
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08 Mar 2014   #23
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Sorry you're under the weather - i called HP and it is 1.6ghz.

So I'm better off with the 4540s?

Just looked at specs for 4540s - that one has 2.4ghz.
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08 Mar 2014   #24
linnemeyerhere

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10 Mar 2014   #25
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Hi again, linnemeyerhere

The Probook is arriving tomorrow and I am ordering this to do a clean install on my pc and use the current SSD in the Probook.(Just feel comfortable with Samsung)

Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW: Computers & Accessories

Can I just mount an image of a backup on the PC after install and xsfer the programs from that?

If not, at least I'll have a reference point.

BTW - I'm just going to mount the Probook hdd in my PC - less aggravation - people online say they have problems with the external cases.

Thanks,

Paul
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10 Mar 2014   #26
linnemeyerhere

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I would play with the HD as is for awhile and have a good look around. Use that time to order your OS disc and drivers, also look at driver updates on the HP site. Then I would do a clean install of the OS and essential drivers only to the new SSD. If you get in a hurry then you can also do a image to DVD of the original set-up via Macrium or the like and then begin to remove and unistall all the bloatware you don't want and then see if you can disk defrag the lightened hdd, then image that using macrium to the SSD, install and boot. All things being equal I would order the disc's and clean install or even install using your exact version via a qualified torrent.

See these for just this situation:

How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc | PCWorld

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7[3]=Installation%20and%20Setup
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11 Mar 2014   #27
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Hi linnemeyerhere,

Well the laptop arrived today (on it now.)

When I did the setup I was surprised to find NO Bloatware.

Also, kind of confusing (but nice) is the boot time is as fast as my PC -strange, huh?

I did find that trying to download Firefox, I couldn't until I found a link for laptops - guess there will be a little bit of a learning curve.

Thanks for your help.

Paul
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11 Mar 2014   #28
linnemeyerhere

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Great news and mine with it's ssd is a way faster boot then my i7 desktop with it's ssd !
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03 Apr 2014   #29
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Great news and mine with it's ssd is a way faster boot then my i7 desktop with it's ssd !
Hi Linny,

Well, I installed the new 840 evo in my pc and the restart time is 37 secs.

I installed the 830 from pc to the laptop and it is a few secs faster.!

Took me about half an hour to install the ssd to laptop - wasn't getting good connection.

Nothing is easy, heh?


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04 Apr 2014   #30
linnemeyerhere

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That's great news about the SSD, it will yield other benefits as well in cooler lappy and longer battery run times. Just double check that regular or scheduled defrag has been turned off in tools !
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