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  1. Reason for the reset was basically wanting a...

    Reason for the reset was basically wanting a clean start. I was previously using this computer for years without a clean install and it was feeling quite sluggish and had a few hanging problems that...
  2. Tried that, Temp was pretty empty. Also tried...

    Tried that, Temp was pretty empty. Also tried installing the newer drivers, disabling Wireless Connection 2 and messing with the LAN adapter advanced configuration options. Nothing.

    I did download...
  3. I did a speedtest after running CCleaner and...

    I did a speedtest after running CCleaner and Defraggler (ran it till there was 0% fragmentation). Seems the speedtest results have 'improved', but browsing is still slow and I also attempted a test...
  4. to jwitalka: Yeah, I was running the Sony...

    to jwitalka:

    Yeah, I was running the Sony version of the driver in the old install. I might still give it a shot, maybe it'll do something. I check out the clean boot advice see where that leads....
  5. Recently Restored PC, Networking Speed Severely Affected

    I recently restored a laptop, a custom SONY VPCF1390X, using the built-in recovery partition. Everything went about as well as I expected, but I noticed that download speeds were much lower than what...
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    Is this in a particular program or in Windows...

    Is this in a particular program or in Windows itself? I don't think I've ever seen it, maybe it's in IE? Or some other Windows Program?
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    Well, thanks for the advice Ted. I downloaded...

    Well, thanks for the advice Ted. I downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials, and have it up and running without a hitch. I'll be doing a bit of research about creating Disk Images and will get on...
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    Well, I managed to solve the problem now....

    Well, I managed to solve the problem now. Yesterday I decided to try calling Sony for support on the issue, and using some remote desktop software, they managed to run a battery of tests on my PC....
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    I managed to access the computer properties...

    I managed to access the computer properties today. There is just one thing that doesn't quite add up, when looking over the Windows Activation section, the two fields there are unavailable, both...
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    The laptop did not include any restore media. So...

    The laptop did not include any restore media. So right now I'm probably going to see about the Product Key, and probably end up calling Microsoft about it.
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    Yes, this is indeed the same PC. I was actually...

    Yes, this is indeed the same PC. I was actually about to go cut my losses and install Windows 7 Professional, since I hoped that it would help get rid of this problem I just confronted. However, this...
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    I was just about to try the ProduKey app, to...

    I was just about to try the ProduKey app, to verify that both the key on the bottom of the case and the one registered in Windows were the same, but I ran into a problem. When I download the app, it...
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    One problem with that solution is that if, in...

    One problem with that solution is that if, in fact, it is WGA that rendered the problems I am facing, I am unable to see any timer anywhere. I also cannot access my computer through the Start menu or...
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    It should be a genuine and legal copy of windows....

    It should be a genuine and legal copy of windows. The PC originally came with Windows 7 Premium and I later upgraded that to Ultimate using one of their Upgrade keys. I will try to pursuit that lead...
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    Hello Everyone, Two days ago, I routinely shut...

    Hello Everyone,

    Two days ago, I routinely shut down my PC at the end of the day and everything was fine. Yesterday however, the trouble started when I turned on the PC, programs that normally...
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    Ok, I think I got it. I was thinking of buying...

    Ok, I think I got it. I was thinking of buying the other charger in case I bought the bigger battery, but I probably won't do that so I figured I would just go with the regular one.
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    Thanks Clint, I read the article it might be...

    Thanks Clint, I read the article it might be something to try when I start the process. The only inconsistency is that my Vaio PC didn't come with any Restore CD or Partition. And due to the...
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    No I have both actually. I have several licenses...

    No I have both actually. I have several licenses for Windows 7 Professional, and the installation disk. But because the Ultimate license I have is an upgrade from Premium, which I do not have an...
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    Yeah, I still have the Product Key on the...

    Yeah, I still have the Product Key on the Ultimate Upgrade, both on the PC and the little box. But if install Professional, won't it render the Upgrade useless until I re-install Premium with the...
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    Well, there are a few other reasons for wanting...

    Well, there are a few other reasons for wanting to do a clean install on this PC. Other than the bloatware I never took out, it has been giving me a few BSODs since I obtained it, and I'm running low...
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    Hello Everyone, I've had a Sony Vaio for a...

    Hello Everyone,

    I've had a Sony Vaio for a while now and I think it might be time to clean the PC of its factory bloatware and programs I no longer use. I've been thinking of doing a clean install...
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    Well, I bit the bullet now. I ordered the 65W AC...

    Well, I bit the bullet now. I ordered the 65W AC adapter as it's the one that most closely matches my original adapter. From what I could gather on the site, it seems that there are several...
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    That's seems understandable. Is there any way of...

    That's seems understandable. Is there any way of telling which battery I have? I presume it's the 6-cell due to the adapter that originally came with the laptop, but I can't find anything on the...
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    Hello Everyone, Recently my power adapter for...

    Hello Everyone,

    Recently my power adapter for a Gateway M-1624 laptop has fried, and I was shopping around for a replacement. I've decided I want an original replacement and went looking for one....
  25. I should have posted that when I made the thread,...

    I should have posted that when I made the thread, but I seem to have forgotten. It's pretty old though, a Lexmark X5150.
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