Samsung 9 Series laptop (ZX310 / 900X3A) unveiled

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  1. becme

    becme Notebook Consultant

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    I wouldn't delete the Recovery partition until you've backed it up. Using the Recovery option should restore the machine to the original state, and if you're at all concerned about fan noise it's well worth having the silent mode. Alternatively, you might try calling support.

    My fan can get pretty loud when it ramps up, but usually I have to focus on it to hear it. Silent mode switches it off.
     
  2. phil1980

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    Have you tried to run Samsung Update Plus? In theory it should update all of your Samsung software. Another option is Canadian Samsung web site - it has some new software available compared to US version. In case of glitches, use French instead of English.

    You can easily remove it in 30 sec. http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...op-zx310-900x3a-unveiled-115.html#post7520698 I don't see a point of fresh install of the OS on a new computer unless you are installing a different OS - Samsung preinstalled software is marginal.

    How did it go? I removed my recovery partition right away in favor of additional 20Gb and didn't have a chance to try that.

    That's where you can use a Silent mode, which you are missing in Control center, but is always available through BIOS - Fan Silent Mode. It does absolutely the same.
     
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    scuzy Notebook Enthusiast

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    A curiostiy i have a few laptop wifi antennas lying around when i bought a wifi card awhile back and see if anyone has tape the wifi antenna to other areas of the laptop bottom and gotten better reception?
     
  5. scuzy

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    Another thing samsung could do is come up with a alternative bottom plate ?
     
  6. hvt

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    Good news. I got it working. Samsung Recovery came to my rescue. On using recovery via F4 at startup (it can be also be used while the OS is running if Samsung Recovery Solution software is installed), there is a System Software Icon that helps in installing the list of drivers and Samsung software that came with the new laptop. I simply used the installation from there and bingo things work as usual. Silent Mode works flawlessly now.

    Samsung should update the softwares on their website or direct users to use Recovery for now. They should also fix the Samsung Update Plus software to include the Microsoft Patches that are required with that Samsung software. Till now it has provided me the updates for drivers only (e.g. Touchpad) but not for any Microsoft patches that are required for the Samsung software. Recovery provides a way to do that. I also think Samsung Update Plus is buggy for determining the newer version of Samsung software as it did not help me to find a newer version of Samsung Display Manager.

    My current usage make 3 Samsung softwares a keep for me:
    1 - Easy Display Manager
    2 - Samsung Recovery Solution
    3 - Samsung Easy Update Plus
    & Microsoft Patches that are installed by the Recovery Solution

    All others are bloats for my type of usage. Someone else may have a different list depending on their usage. Another point to note is that for now install any Samsung software using the Samsung Recovery Solution tool. Its help can be found on the following link: SAMSUNG. Look at the bottom on "Performing A System Software Installation".

    As mentioned before by the person who helped me, do not remove the Recovery data unless you have backed it up. Recovery is the only way to bring your laptop to the original state. I have now postponed a fresh install of OS to a future date (may be when Windows 8 arrive :) ) and will make sure not to format the Recovery (or back it up) before I do that.

    Thanks guys.
     
  7. phil1980

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    What do you mean by that? Has Microsoft released any special patches to fix the problems with Samsung software?
     
  8. hvt

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    I wrote it incorrectly. Sorry for the confusion. I meant Windows 7 common patches and not Microsoft patches. These are the patches provided by Samsung and they call it Windows 7 patches. To have a better idea look at the dialog box at the bottom of this page: SAMSUNG.

    They are also available on the Samsung Download page (http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/NP900X3A-A03US) with the name of MS Hotfix Common and MS Hotfix Critical Updates. My guess is these are similar to the ones named "Windows y common patch" in recovery.
     
  9. phil1980

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    IMHO, it's not a solution. The wireless waves should have a path to go when the laptop is stationed on the surface, not while someone holding it in a hand in the air and moving the bottom plate.
     
  10. phil1980

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    Why do you think those patches could not be installed via regular Microsoft Update? Can you check what exactly installed by this hotfix package?
     

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