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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I forgot to mention updating the BIOS. I wonder how many people own a laptop for YEARS and never update the BIOS.
    heck even I forget to update the bios often enough. I usually try to remember once a year to check. But usually after a couple of years they stop updating it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    heck even I forget to update the bios often enough. I usually try to remember once a year to check. But usually after a couple of years they stop updating it.
    Yeah, I think it's mainly important in the first few years, when they've had a chance to get some bug reports, and update accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    I've been checking them out the last few days. They seem to have almost exclusively HP computers with few others. I'm not sure how to feel about that. Are HP electronics prone to problems and so are flooding the refurb market? Or do they have some kind of deal with Woot?
    That I couldn't say...from what I remember, they do seem to have a lot of HPs on there when I've checked periodically over the years.
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    Ok, we had another storm and my replacement power supply is now fried. So I'm using my laptop hooked up to my desktop monitor and keyboard, since the laptop screen is really messed up (lots of red speckles where it should be solid black). I tried to wake up the laptop this morning and got a black screen with "Invalid partition table!" at the top. I did get it to boot properly eventually but yeah, I hope people start paying me back the money I've lent them so I can get this new computer soon.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Ok, now I'm drooling over this one...

    https://computers.woot.com/offers/hp...cnt_sc_is_0_tl

    I'm trying to talk myself out of buying it before I do something stupid. But my credit card issuer is running a double rewards points special until the exact end of that woot deal, so it's hard to say no. Also August has an extra payday for RG and me...
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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