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laptop painfully slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by mshabsovich, Jul 2, 2012.

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  1. mshabsovich

    mshabsovich Thread Starter

    Jun 8, 2005
    i just reinstalled vista on a older laptop. it was originally purchased with vista and has a vista sticker with the key on it. im trying to run windows update and get the thing up to date. it is taking forever to download all the updates. I went online to get google chrome and so far its taking about 4 HOURS to download and install it. i am on a super fast 20 megabit internet connection so thats not it. what is going on?
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Is everything in Device Manager OK?

    Why did you need to reinstall?

    What kind of connection do you have?

    (Are you installing the service packs first?)
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Can you provide some information about that "older laptop"?

    What's the brand name, model name, and model number?

    How much RAM does it have?


    How did you reinstall Windows Vista?

    If you used a disc, does it include SP1 and/or SP2?

    You want to get Windows Vista up-to-date and make sure all devices have their drivers and are working before you start installing a bunch of programs and extras in that laptop.

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