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  1. Thank You & Yes, the strange part is, neither of them showed they have any file size (MBs or GBs ) when I checked them. Yet when I first attempted but stopped deleting the 2015 one? It was running as if it was a large file. And when I attempted to put the image into a folder to move it? It was running much longer then I expected it would, so I stopped trying to move it. I may just clean off the HD and make a new one all together.
  2. I actually had to go back and check if the wording I was using, was correct. To describe the question I am asking. I have reset my computer back to factory settings twice since 2015. Both times, I created a system image as they call it, on my external HD. I realized how large they are combined, when I cleaned 90% of the content I had on the HD off of it. So my question is. Since I no longer have the system I created for the 2015 reset I did ( and made that system image of ) Because I just recently reset it again this year, & have that system image. Can I safely delete the image I created in 2015 from the external? The file I speak of looks like a little hard drive, with a CD/DVD disc on top of it. I took a screen capture of it, to make sure I am talking about the right thing.
  3. The question then becomes, is Defender any good vs Kasperskys? My personal usage of Kasperskys... says NO! I'd rather pay for Kasperskys.
  4. Is reformatting a big name for wiping the hard drive clean? That's one thing I'd like to know how to do. Because I reset my first Windows 7 back to factory settings once, and then this one too. Which from what I understand is like, it takes the that part of the system & part-ions it ( much like quarantining a virus ) from the rest of the drive? And then you just are reinstalling windows back on it? I'd rather just know how to wipe the drive clean first, then reinstall windows. ( Ok, now I just read what a reset to factory settings was. And it says that does wipe the HD clean. ) But it must leave something behind, some where. Because my Hard drive was around 20 GBs smaller then it originally was, lol. ( I guess that could be for the system they use to rest it back? ) I have a 2TB hard drive, but only 1.8 is available to use. ( my first Windows 7 died from an over heating problem. Which I blame partly on the hard & heavy use I do to my computers. As well as a bad design to the case on what is called a "slim" case. It's much smaller then the original cases, as well as thinner. And only had vents on 2 sides of it. The new one I got has vents on 3 of the 4 sides, & the top. as well as vents all around the case ( instead of seals )
  5. At first I was going to say, "3 and a half HOURS" for 7 updates? lol. But then I quickly figured you must have meant to do all of the updates you skipped since June That was the 2nd worst part about setting my computer back to factory settings back in January. Like caintry_boy said above. First there were all the updates to download and install since 7 was first issued. Then going through the whole process of setting up your account & personal settings taking another few hours. And stupidly. I had decided to start doing it around 10:30 PM. lol. I was up to around 5 in the morning doing it.
  6. A Big Thanks to everyone for their replies to my post here :) I finally decided I would wait until this week to see if I got any updates and like mentioned above as well. I did!~! 7 for the system and for the malware remover. I was just going to set back to back to factory settings if I hadn't. So thankfully, I won't have to go through that hours long ordeal of setting every thing back up again. lol!
  7. Okie dokie & thanks everyone, for your replies I was just worried since I actually did had this problem a few months back. ( seems like a lot of people had it too. ) The one where the updater was running & running forever & not getting any updates. But not bringing up the "no updates" message either. I guess they called that a hanging updater? I actually left the thing trying to update all night & it was still running when I woke up.
  8. Possible Windows 7 No Update Problem Again. I say possible, because I want to make sure before I go and look at the other Update problem thread here. As I said, this is now the 2nd time ( if there is a problem ) I've had this problem this year. I had it a few months back, & used something like Mr Fix It for Updates & it fixed the problem. But before I go look at the other thread about this subject here, I want to know for sure I have it again. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. And was wondering what is the latest/last update others have had to their computers? Mine is showing 8/17 as my last update, and I usually start worrying once it gets to a week or 10 days without one. Never mind 13 days now? So if anyone has a date, more recent then this, please leave a message here for me.
  9. Hello Guys 1st answer to what antivirus & firewall am I using is. I use Nortons Internet Security2011, plus I also have paid version of Malwarebytes. 2nd question. Yes I use Jdownloader occasionally. I use it when I have multiple downloads, so I can set it at bed time. And wake up & have all the downloads. I used it for a full year on this computer & never had a problem with it before. 3rd reply. I know I have too many stinkin' tool bars. I got lazy after "resetting my computer" & haven't removed them yet. I use multiple messengers because I have quite a few friends, that all use different ones. I'll have to look at Trillian. I also know yahoo uses more resources then MSN ( Live Messenger ) does. But I was using all of these things for a year, & had no problems with my computer. It was only on February 2nd, that I started having problems. I'm leaning more towards it being my internet provider is "throttling" me. I'm gonna take my computer back to Staples, where I have a 2 year extended warranty, & have them hook it to their internet connection. And try a download. And if it works downloading a larger file. Then I know its my internet company throttling me.
  10. download speed to washington DC is - 19.85 MBps upload speed to same - 2.10 MBps
  11. here is the link to my overdrive results. http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=24831388 -----------------------------------------------------
  12. which test do you want me to run? I dont see any test called Pit Test. They are all partly labeled PC Pitstop, lol.
  13. Hello again caintry_boy. Yes Im directly wired from my modem, to the back of the PC ( desktop ) with an ethernet cable. I undertand your suggestion, but how would that explain my connection working fine for a year. Then suddenly it doesn't? Let alone, how it still doesn't work after resetting the computer back to factory settings? If it originally worked for a year on factory settings, and something changed those settings. Shouldn't it have been corrected when setting it back to original factory settings? I can post results, and or the link to those results. From tests I did on other sites, if that would help with anything.
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