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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

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    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

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    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

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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?

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    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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