Page 8 of Windows 7 RIP
I'm thinking I should just keep an eye on hukd for a cheap ssd - this laptop was bought Apri 2016 - it's not used that much, i don't think i've ever reinstalled windows on it!
I think the hdd is about 500gb, so £60 should get me an ok one, doesn't need to be fastest available, then I can install windows 10 fresh, and copy thunderbird folders etc across, I have a cable here somewhere, and a few caddies which have old hdds in. just a bit of a pain copying accounts across for 4 ppl, but the time i've wasted could have done it :(
wierd, it's on 1909 now, not sure why it didn't go to latest but nevermind.
the battery has not worked for a while, so one of those clutching at straws thing i removed it completely rather than leaving it plugged in, thought it won't hurt, and as some ppl said the error is a hardware error worth trying
also run cccleaner which i probably did before, dunno
also did various commandbline things like
Repair-WindowsImage -Online -RestoreHealth
rundll32.exe pnpclean.dll,RunDLL_PnpClean /DRIVERS /MAXCLEAN
chkdsk c: /f /r
some of which i've done before, i have them in a text file for next time :)
so sadly i don't know if 1 thing fixed it, or a combo, if i were to put money on it i'd say cccleaner removed something that was messing things up
Some really nice person gave me a Win 7 Pro key, which helped me use all my RAM on my work machine. (Thank you nice person!)
This became a gift that kept on giving, because when I upgraded this machine to Win 10 Pro, the activation became account based. So the key was still free, so I used it again on my new games PC, and then again on my new Macbook Pro bootcamp Win 10 install...
...but it finally gave up for some reason on my old Macbook Pro when I tried to use it for that bootcamp. I guess I had a really good run!
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