My client has a Hewlett-Packard HP G56 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) SP2 running on a 2.20 gigahertz Intel Celeron 900 with 3 GB of RAM.
It has been acting erratically lately and given that it’s 4 years old, I figured that doing a complete factory reset would help speed it up. But so far it does not seem to have helped one bit.
Particularly troubling is that Windows Update is acting unreliably in addition to being insanely slow. I had it sitting there for over an hour “Checking for new updates” so I figured I would shut it down and then reboot. As it started shutting down it notified me to please wait as there 34 pending Windows updates to install. That’s fine, but an hour later and it is still on Update #14.
I realize that this is a 4 y/o laptop with a Celeron CPU, but it still strikes me as unreasonably slow.
Would appreciate suggestions for getting Windows Update to work more reliably & quickly. Also suggestions to possibly speed this thing up, other than the obvious things like defragging the HDD and removing unnecessary startup programs & services.
Thanks in advance.