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Windows 7: Creating Restore Point and Monthly Patches now take a long time

12 Mar 2017   #21
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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I DO NOT have Norton installed. My AV is MS Security Essentials.
Ok it was just that you posted this I was just wondering if the seller had bundled Norton with machine- thats all.
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I was looking around for some info on this issue I'm having and found this article:
Important Changes for Windows Updates Coming in February 2017 | Norton Community



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13 Mar 2017   #22
debodun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My RAM is 3 GB and my virtual memory is 3063 MB. Leave it alone, or up the VM?
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15 Mar 2017   #23
debodun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am happy to report that today download an install of the 3 monthly patches took less than 30 minutes.
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15 Mar 2017   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well that's good to hear and the RAM well it is a matter of choice really and you are using two channels anyway - but if it were me I would go 4GB because you are running a 64bit system and more RAM is always better than the minimum.

The choice and budget is yours of course but here are some memory sticks that would suit your machine
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS4GBKIT667D2 G-Newegg.com

Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) ECC Fully Buffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Server Memory Model KVR667D2D8F5K2/4G - Newegg.com

I prefer Corsair over Crucial but either is still good and these are the best of a short search I did.
Now getting them in this fashion means that you will have a "matched pair" of sticks in your machine that in itself is so much better then having sticks that are different brands and come from different manufacturing batches. Plus the prices on these are really very reasonable.
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25 Mar 2017   #25
debodun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I finally figured how to get inside my HP Compaq desktop. There a small recessed button that's the same silvery color as the top panel located front and center on the top. Press that down and the top slides back. Actually for being in a REALLY dusty home for 5 years and a few months and never having been opened since acquisition, it didn't seem that bad. I had a upright desktop previously (running Windows XP) and when I opened THAT one up after I had it about a year, there were cobwebs like Spanish moss and a dead moth inside the case.


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25 Mar 2017   #26
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok now I have attached a pic of the part that is probably very dusty can you remove that "cover" and have a look because it looks the same as some older Lenovo setups I have taken apart.

While you know how to get the side panel off now it would be easy for you to get more RAM into that machine because as I said before 3GB running Ultimate is really asking a lot of the RAM you have installed there.

Now if you do decide to up the RAM it is best to get it in matched pairs but as I don't know what speed RAM you have I cannot link you to some good sticks as I am also assuming the board will only support 4GB anyway.

But I am very curios as to what is under that cover.


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26 Mar 2017   #27
debodun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I appreciate your curiosity, but I am dubious about too much fiddling with the innards when I don't know what I am doing. I may end up in a worse situation.
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26 Mar 2017   #28
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Windows 7 ultimate does not need any more memory to run than any other version, I've had it running on multiple systems with 2GB RAM without any issues, I've even had it running on a 10" netbook with 1GB of RAM 3 GB is perfectly usable
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26 Mar 2017   #29
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debodun View Post
I appreciate your curiosity, but I am dubious about too much fiddling with the innards when I don't know what I am doing. I may end up in a worse situation.
Ok I will leave it at that then
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09 Jun 2017   #30
debodun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

May's monthly patches took 70 minutes to download and install. With the June ones coming out next week, I am not looking forward to it.


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