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Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by master blaster, Aug 12, 2009.

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  1. solnyshok

    solnyshok Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am running W10 on this for 3 months and had no problems with slowness. I am using ssd though. Try checking your hdd health. It maybe close to giving up ghost. there are many free tools. check out this http://www.thewindowsclub.com/monitor-hard-disk-failure-freeware
     
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    Thanks, if i get the thing back I will check out that tool or run it. I just haven't used it due to reasons and just started using a desktop PC :p. It's good to know that you at least have no issues. But I wonder if you've also done any of the same things? Because I don't know or remember if I had these issues when I was not doing these things (dosbox, virtualbox). Still it should mean that in principle it shouldn't be a W10 issue????.

    These harddisks are very expensive to replace, aren't they? I have a spare harddisk that I don't think contains anything important anymore at this point which I could put in, it is an identical from an old exemplar.

    This gives me some more info at least as to what my options are: reinstall W10 from scratch (which I hate to do) ---> I spent all this time making a system image and then the system image might be worthless. Or get back to W7 first. It is likely that running a version of Linux would give no problems, but then Linux itself is one big problem case. There is little doubt that after reinstall there is a high chance (if I reinstall W10) that the problems would return.

    But this laptop had issues with W7 too. At least, the first time, it came with W7 and I got blue screens of death on it. Maybe its hardware is faulty. I reinstalled W7 and then I had no issues, except for the fact that Windows Update would not manually work. There is something weird about windows 7. I am happy that I did install W10 for a while but maybe the entire unit is faulty (the laptop) and I should just seek a return, I don't know. I think my best bet is to reisntall W7/W8 and then see what happens then. If that gives problems as well, it is a faulty unit.

    Regards, B.
     
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    solnyshok Notebook Enthusiast

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    using virtualbox on it. no problems.
    also, mint 17.2 running smoothly in dualboot. but I am thinking of switching to Antergos Arch. It is the only distro I know, that has vaapi (video acceleration) for GMA4500HD (our video card).
     
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    Really. I was not really aware of any video issues with the GMA45 but some Linux users pointed me in that direction by saying they needed to analyse my system logs to see if my complaints about KDE being rotten in its design, were not stemming from some slo-mo due to the chipset. Which I very much doubted.

    As Windows 10 was running very slow, I don't recall Linux ever running slow on the same thing. I am sure I had it installed, on this exemplar. Before on the same laptop Windows 7 gave BSODs . And. Linux. Was. Fine.

    Not sure when I'll get the thing back, I'm busying myself with Windows 10 on a desktop system now.
     
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    solnyshok Notebook Enthusiast

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    Replying to my own question on a previous page couple of months ago - brightness controls with Fn+F9/F10 stopped working for me due to installation of DanielK video driver update for GMA-4500-MHD - it is a way to get back Intel GPU control panel and many OpenGL 2/3 capabilities under Windows 8/10.
     
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    I have Daniel_K driver as well running win 10 and i can tell you it is not the problem. You have to re-install HP quick launch keys. Sometimes it gets corrupted even though it shows as installed in the control panel. Happened to me only once - re-installing it solved the Fn + F key problems. And one more thing, with the updated driver you get only up to OpenGL 2.1 but not OpenGL 3.
    Other than that - for all having problems on WIN 10 - i have 2 2530p's and both running Win 10. It works like a charm. Quick, snappy - true that i have a Kingston SSD in one of the machines and the second has a standard Toshiba HDD 160 GB . Both have 4 GB of RAM and run fluent, however the SSD one is without surprise faster and a boot-up time of only 10-12 sec.
     
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