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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:43 PM

Laptop says "getting Windows ready" for

Half hour plus.

Any suggestions?

Our internet is way throttled down right now because we are rural, outside broadband, use satellite, and they throttle us after we use up our "unlimited" bandwidth.we pay a ridiculous amount for. Could be why so slow?

Thought I might take out battery for a minute but can't figure out how to?

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Reply Laptop says "getting Windows ready" for (Original post)
cilla4progress Apr 18 OP
dem4decades Apr 18 #1
ramblin_dave Apr 18 #2
Biophilic Apr 18 #3
cilla4progress Apr 18 #4
jrandom421 Apr 25 #5
cilla4progress Apr 25 #6
jrandom421 Apr 30 #7

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:23 PM

1. I'd like to help but my 6 month old HP crapped out yesterday.

Why'd I buy another HP?

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:23 PM

2. You can try forcing the PC to shut down

If you press and hold down the power button, the PC should shut down. Some say hold it down for 10-15 seconds.

Then restart it.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:46 PM

3. Yes, Windows is such fun. I've had mine do that twice.

I eventually just shut it down for a couple of minutes and then started it up again. Frustrating to have to take the time to do that. In comparison my old Windows (6 or 7?) worked much better for my needs. Had to upgrade this winter. Good luck. It must be very frustrating with your other limitations. Good luck.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 02:37 PM

4. Thanks, friends!

It finally "caught" and worked.

How long do you think a midrange laptop should work?

I have a Dell I bought for about $600 about 4 years ago. It is my lifeblood for my business. Wondering if I need a new one? It looks like LG is well rated right now.

And WTF do I do with all my old technology? Laptops, tablets, phones. I hate planned obsolescence!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:40 AM

5. That depends

Most businesses are on a 4 year replacement cycle, depending on the system's useage. I've got an 11 year old Dell running the Latest version of Windows 10 and Office 365 just fine.


As for older tech, I refurbish what still works and give it away to kids and families that need it. The rest I sell to hobbyists who like old tech, and then I recycle the rest.

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Response to jrandom421 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:42 AM

6. Awesome -

thanks!

I don't know how to refurbish...

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 02:26 PM

7. The big key

is how comfortable you are with the inner workings of computer hardware and software. If you are comfortable, you can fis/replace hardware and reinstall software to your hearts/budgets content. If not, you'll probably be happier passing the items off to a knowledgeable techie who can refurbish ithem.

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