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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

When i bought Windows 7 I bought the USB drive option If you just need a disk then this might be the solution. It wont come with a key as it is just recovery media.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

To get an OS back on the laptop I used a spare Vista disc I had (came with the pc which would have had Vista installed if I hadn't paid extra for XP). Couldn't get online with it though, something lacking.

Before going down to the Bay again I thought I'd try the Windows 8.1 download - you must have a key, tick, you must have a Windows OS installed, tick. All seemed to go well, if slowly (out in sticks here, broadband speed an mb every few minutes) and the .iso file took 3 hours to download. Burnt it to a dvd, stuck it in the laptop and guess what? - you must have Windows 7 installed to use this disc, you have Vista.

Aren't MS wonderful?

Back to the Bay then, ordered a Vista re-install disc, 2.89 from a seller in Tullibody. Presume I can use the key on the underside of the laptop, what can possibly go wrong? Soon find out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Here's an odd one. I dismantled my setup last night to give the computer platform a clean up before beginning to use the new laptop cooling pad.

Unplugged everything. Cleaned up, good dusting required etc. Cleaned out the dust vents in the laptop, gave it a blow through and a vacuum. Plugged everything back in using the new cooling pad. Everything fine, until I plugged the Samsung S4 phone in via USB.

Windows refuses to see it or update the drivers .. nothing. Everything fails. Removing the drivers completely from device manager and allowing plug-n-play to sort it - nada. Manually collecting the required drivers from the Samsung site and installing them the hard way - nada. Everything - nada.

Gave up and decided not to let it bother me and just manually add music etc to the phones SD card if needed.

Anyway, I decided to do a couple of CPU stress tests to see how much more effective the new cooling pad was. Ran RealTemp to get a before temp, then after a wee while unplugged the usb leading to the cooling pad to see the temp rise.

Lo and behold, plug and play kicks in and successfully installs all the Samsung drivers! Windows explorer sees the phone as both an MTP and PTP device with zero issues.

Plug the cooling pad back in and the Samsung disappears from the My Computer explorer window as if the drivers have been switched off. Unplug it again and it immediately reappears.

I'm not asking for a fix as I've gone back to using the old cooling pad - just wondering if anyone's heard of anything like it happening to anyone else.

PS: The new cooling pad has a small I/O circuit board to feed the two extra USB ports it provides - no reason why that should be an issue, but something obviously is
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

This is usually so stupid you will wonder why you never thought of it yourself.

Generally USB will only supply a set amount of power from the board to the ports. It will make no difference what you do if one devices meets that draw especially from a laptop. Did you try routing the ubb of the cooling pad through a powered USB port and back to the laptop. pain in the arse the extra wiring but it works. As for the S4 why the bloody hell are you not just utilising Kies Air ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

The pad is fed from a hub with a dedicated power supply mate, hence the confusion.

Now back in the box and back to the old cooling pad.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

It might just be faulty ....
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Yeah .. it's a weird one though eh, what with the only update it blocks being anything Samsung related.


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