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Windows 7: Windows 7 Updates for New laptop

10 Mar 2010   #11

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

When you've lived as long as I have you've heard all kinds of stories about ever piece of software ever made. Before MS releases a driver, the driver has been tested both by them and the mfg involved. There are always those who can mess up the simplest of things. i started working with computers in 1962. I've never had a problem with a MS driver. I've been in the computer business ever since that time. MS is an extremely reliable source of software. No other company comes close to matching their positive performance record. Yes, they too make mistakes but in comparison they are minimal, few, and far between. I know that years of experience in the industry at all levels of hardware and software design are unimportant and inconsequental.

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11 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Avoiding MS drivers used to be the war cry about 10 years ago...

I run an Acer and have never updated using Acer drivers. MS drivers do fine for me.

The bottom line is that the drivers probably come from the same place anyway. They go to the chipset manufacturer.

And unless you are concerned about lightning frying your system, just let it download in the background... MS Update does a good job of picking up where it left off if your connection gets interrupted.
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11 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Karl and Darwin.. I've downloaded and installed everything on the update page for my laptop.. I updated my Avast.. ran a scan..Updated my Spyware blaster.. ran a scan..
updated my malwarebytes.. ran a scan....everything seems to be great.!!!

Thank you both for your replies.
If I get in trouble I'll be right back in here again...
LPt
ps.... which board should I ask about adding my DSL account to my laptop ?
will I need that if and when I'm out of town and need to connect.. and there is no Wi-Fi available .. I'll take the adapter when I'm gone also.
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11 Mar 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When you are out of town and there is no WiFi, you are out of luck. But even if there is an open WiFi, you should be careful. Better watch this for further understanding: Clueless Woman Calls Tech Show When Her Stolen Wi-FI Disappears [VIDEO]
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11 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

I have a DSL account.. had it for years.. so it isn't like I'm trying to get on somones Wi-Fi.. I just thought I would need to add my account on the laptop (as well as my desktop ).. where the account is now.
Is this a silly question ?
Gee I don't know this stuff... is the reason, why I was asking ?
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11 Mar 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The account is with you as a person and your telephone line - not with one of your PCs. But when you are out of town, you are far away from your telephone line - so it cannot serve you. You have to use someone elses WiFi. If it is from friends or a business partner, that's ok - else, see the video I linked earlier.
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11 Mar 2010   #17

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

I have bought a ISP account for years( it's my DSL account.. ) I pay big dollars a month for it.
I have a Wi-fi router.. that I've also set up.. connecting my desktop.
I'm not doing like that lady was doing.in the video.I would never do such a thing... that stealing from someone in the neighborhood.just to make this clear.
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11 Mar 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Understand. I know you have your own DSL and that video does not apply to you when you are at home. I just wanted you to understand what the possible pitfalls are when you are out of town and use an open WiFi - e.g. in Starbucks or the airport.
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11 Mar 2010   #19

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

whs hi...I think I have already done ..what I needed to do about the router.. except .. mmmm maybe I need to secure it .. decide if I want to be part of..Work.. home or whatever the other is called.. which of these is best.. for me ..to choose.?

I've been overwhelmed lately with so much going on..
Thank you for your replies..and prodding me...to do this correctly.
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11 Mar 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am afraid I do not understand your question regarding securing your router ( work, home?). I assume you have put a WAP password on it.
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